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Elon Musk's Savage 'Fortnite' Joke Has Led To A Trolling War

Elon Musk's Savage 'Fortnite' Joke Has Led To A Trolling War

It's been less than a month since Elon Musk landed himself in hot water thanks to his social media activity, and already he's up to his old tricks again - this time with Fortnite.

It all started when the business mogul trolled the free online video game by tweeting a fake news headline that suggested he had bought the game and deleted it entirely.

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To add fuel to the fire, he posted it with the caption: "had to be done ur welcome."

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While it was an unexpectedly savage move from Musk to post the story to his 23 million followers, Fortnite have already bitten back with a response that's as spicy as the tweet itself.

Linking to a story on Inverse that quotes Musk as suggesting the first human base on Mars will be built by 2028, Fortnite commented on the post with the following: "A whole decade @elonmusk? Just build, LOL!"

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In other words, hurry the fuck up, dude! Oh, and for those of you who think the last part of that tweet sounds pretty weak, according to Comic Book, it's a reference to the many Fortnite fans who instruct players that are complaining or losing to 'Just Build, LOL'.

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Of course, it didn't end there and Musk replied with: "Reality is hard".

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The internet being the internet, this back-and-forth led to an inevitable outburst of tweets from gamers who were shocked to see this whole thing unfold.

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As said, it's a pretty ballsy move from Musk, who was only recently fined $20 million and ordered to step down as Tesla chairman for a period of at least three years following a false and misleading tweet that he was planning on taking the company private, which led to chaos on the market and caused panic for investors, prompting the SEC, a US government regulatory body, to sue for alleged securities fraud. Ouch.

It was also reported that his tweeting would be monitored by the company going forward - we wonder if they've caught wind of this recent spat with Fortnite.

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Topics: Viral, tesla, elon musk, fortnite, Internet, Twitter

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]