Millions of players worldwide logged onto YouTube, Twitch and Twitter to watch their favorite gaming stars play “The End,” an event to mark the end of the game’s tenth season, on Sunday afternoon. But at 2 p.m. E.T., the entire setting of the game “exploded,” leaving only a black hole in outerspace for the rest of the day.
While we’re still not sure what Fortnite is brewing up, gamers at least had memes to help soften the blow.
Eventually, some goofy games appeared in front of the black hole, but players couldn’t believe that their favorite activity was off.
As of Monday morning, the game remains paused.
“Hour 6 of the Fortnite black hole… we’re losing our minds,” wrote one popular Fortnite player, @Nicks, on Twitter.
Hour 6 of the Fortnite black hole… we’re losing our minds pic.twitter.com/xmO7M81XoH
— LG Nicks (@Nicks) October 13, 2019
Other video game streamers and Fortnite fans were just sad to be missing out on their beloved game.
I woke up and just stared at the black hole because life is meaningless without Fortnite. Fortnite is love, Fortnite is life
— Avxry (@Avxry) October 14, 2019
Fortnite Dads all around the World right now pic.twitter.com/260e3SSk9Q
— SanchoWest (@SanchoWest) October 14, 2019
RIP FORTNITE 7/21/17 – 10/13/19 pic.twitter.com/eKoOB7gm7h
— timthetatman (@timthetatman) October 13, 2019
"This event is gonna be so awesome!"
Me 15 hours later: pic.twitter.com/KQXcOZHWV9
— GodlyCynicalTV (@GodlyCynicalTV) October 14, 2019
One player was pleased with the break because he was able to fall in love with his dog all over again.
Wow thanks Fortnite, I just figured out I still had a dog after these 2 years.❤️ pic.twitter.com/6bcHYPZxd4
— REFORMED Svennoss (@Svenosss) October 14, 2019
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, a TIME 100 alumnus and one of the most visible faces of the gaming community, had to get in on the fun, too.
Me right now pic.twitter.com/1CYAAWxgko
— Ninja (@Ninja) October 13, 2019