Fortnite is down right now after a shocking season 10 live event which saw the map destroyed and players transported to the Zero Point black hole.
Fortnite servers have gone down in the immediate aftermath of the Fortnite season 10 live event.
Epic Games has presumably taken Fortnite down ahead of the rollout of the next Battle Pass.
Currently when Fortnite players log into Battle Royale they simply are being greeted with the image of the Zero Point black hole.
Epic Games has not revealed how long the Fortnite server downtime will last for.
Currently the official Fortnite Twitter account has a stream simply showing the Fortnite black hole that players are seeing when they log in.
If Epic Games are planning on launching the next season of Fortnite today then we have an idea of how long downtime could be.
Historically, Fortnite server downtime ahead of a new season launch can take up to three hours long.
The latest Fortnite update appears to be a major one though, with rumours that a brand new map is set to launch.
If that’s the case then Fortnite may possibly be down and offline for even longer than that.
If the current Fortnite server downtime is in keeping with past outages then Fortnite players may be jumping into the new season by around 10pm UK time.
For those in other regions that would be 5pm eastern time and 2pm pacific time.
Besides a new map, it’s believed the latest season of Fortnite will bring with it boats as new vehicles.
The Fortnite live event has destroyed a map that has existed in Fortnite since the game’s launch.
Fortnite Battle Royale was originally released back in September 2017 by Epic Games a few months after the launch of Save The World.
Since then the Fortnite map has been tinkered with, with new POIs added and other locations removed.
Epic Games has long teased fans that they have new Fortnite maps in the works.
For most of last year and, until, the vast majority of this year the Fortnite FAQ page has confirmed that new Fortnite maps are being developed.
Answering the question ‘will you add more maps’ Epic Games said: ”Yes, but not right away.
“Currently, we’ll continue making improvements to our existing map, including adding more points of interest”.
Interestingly, this response was removed ahead from the Fortnite FAQ page ahead of today’s Fortnite live event.
It could have been a subtle hint from Epic Games that they were set to drop their much anticipated brand new Fortnite map.
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