Esports - The Day Fortnite Went Dark
The world went dark on Sunday as a giant meteor crashed into the island where millions enjoy going head to head in the hugely popular game Fortnite.
Millions were playing the game at the precise moment season ten of the game came to a close and so successful is the franchise that millions are still sitting and watching the black hole created by it’s destruction and no one is quite sure when the new game will begin.
Epic Games, which owns Fortnite, had announced the game would come to a close but not many would have predicted the apocalyptic manner in which they would call time on the game map of the tenth edition.
Players who were online during the ending were sucked into a vortex caused by the explosion caused by the meteor and they, and their surroundings vanished into the rift.
Fortnite is popular in the Esports legal betting market and the release of the 11th edition is sure to result in an upsurge of those backing their favorite teams.
The online video game was first released in 2017 and has become a phenomenon in the field, with more than 125 millions players joining in within the first year of release.
The game comes in three versions
Fortnite Save the World – This is a player vs environment version of the game where teams of four look to overcome the game’s elements in a common goal.
Fortnite Battle Royale – Perhaps the most well-known version of the game, this one sees a game of up 100 players all seeking to being the last to survive, either played individually, as a duo, or as part of a squad of up to four.
Fortnite Creative – A sandbox version of the game where players are free to create anything they wish within the game, Epic games sometimes taking on board some of these creations into the other versions of the game.