Fortnite Tease Random Numbers In Black Hole After Saying 'This Is The End'
It's been a few hours since Fortnite came to an abrupt end, with the map being transformed into a black hole.
Naturally, gamers across the planet have not been taking the news well and are wondering when the hell Epic Games will get on with the show. There's a live stream on Twitter showing the black hole and there's been virtually nothing on the screen since it went live.
However, there have been a few numbers shown on the screen and no one can work out what is going on.
The numbers, which briefly appear on the screen before fading away, have so far been 11, 146, 15, 62, 87, 14, 106, 2, 150 and 69.
To be honest, it could just be a random collection of numbers designed to troll everyone, including us, into thinking they mean something.
The first numbers that were released, which were 11, 146, 15 and 62, were rumoured to give away something. When typed in as coordinates, it showed a load of crabs walking either to or from Ethel Beach in Australia.
According to Polygon, this could be a reference to the crab rave meme, but that could be drawing a long bow.
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It appears we're just going to have to wait and see what Epic Games comes up with, however people are speculating it is them launching a new map.
The meaning behind the numbers has been found.- Fortnite News (@FortniteBR) October 13, 2019
Searching "11 146 15 62 google maps" into Google and clicking the first link will take you to...
Well, see for yourself.
(h/t @MrDalekJD) pic.twitter.com/h2rbvaBQYJ
The black hole event started with a missile launch from the sky, which triggered loads of rifts, culminating in a meteor strike that appeared to wipe out the map.
Writer Oscar Gonzalez said: "An explosive season-ending event caused the destruction of the island and apparently the game itself as it is not playable as of this writing. Fortnite has ended."
He explained that some players were able to play a secret 'minigame', adding: "Players who try to play the game are greeted with a technical difficulties screen and then nothing.
"However, one player did discover that Epic added a little secret. During screen showing the singularity, players can enter a Konami code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start). A minigame similar to the classic Galaga will begin where players can shoot Durrr Burger heads for a high score."
When the meteor hit, players then also started getting sucked in - though at the time, it wasn't clear what to - before a black hole began glowing in the distance.
Many people expect this bizarre event to serve as Epic's transition to Fortnite Chapter 2, with Engadget speculating it seems 'doubtful' that the original map will survive.
Whatever happens next, CNET argues the moment was an 'unprecedented move for a game this popular'.
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