Fortnite Comes Back Online 2 Days After Sending Users Into Black Hole

On Sunday, players logged on to participate in a game called “The End,” as a new season of the game is set to launch.

Avid players of the game Fortnite were left uneasy when it went black, literally, for hours. 

On Sunday, more than 5.5. million players logged on to participate in an event called “The End,” as a new season of the game was set to launch.

Instead of going as planned, the game essentially shut down around 2 p.m. when a rocket on the island, where the game is set, exploded and left a black hole and users were unable to play. 

Nevertheless, because the game is so popular, 50,000 people were still watching the YouTube livestream hours after the game went blank.

On Tuesday, the game came back with a new chapter. 

The new version of the game, called “Chapter 2,” takes place on a new island with new weapons. Users are delighted at the game's new version.


The game is hugely profitable for its maker, Epic Games. Tim Sweeney, the company’s CEO, landed on the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans this year.