Fortnite has been dominating the internet for the last day or so and it’s all thanks to its ‘The End’ event. The event, which saw the iconic Fortnite map destroyed by a black hole which is still (at the time of writing) stopping players from getting into the game, has smashed records across the globe.
Unfortunately, not everyone has been impressed by the show-stopping end of the Season, as parents have been left confused and outraged with “heartbroken” children.
Speaking to the Mirror, one mum complained: “My son is heartbroken, he’s spent a massive £3,000 on this game since he started playing in season 2.
“What are Epic going to do? People saying the game has ended for good so do we get full refunds on the money we spent because no game means no nothing so we lose out!”
Maybe someone let her know that the game isn’t actually ending…?
Another mum vented: “My 10 year old saves up for the new season to come out so today very excited, couldn’t wait to purchase Fortnite 10, then to be horrified, crying his heart out, lost his money, and he saves hard to buy skins.
“It’s the end of the world for him as he knows it.”
Which y’know…isn’t what happened. Oh well. Hopefully Fortnite’s new Season will be starting soon so the parents can puzzle out this mystery.
It’s being reported that more than six million people tuned in to watch the event unfold live, which is more than the population of New Zealand. Yikes.
Around four millions of those views came from YouTube alone, with Twitch not too far behind.
The phenomenon saw Fortnite trending on social media sites all over the place, and even Reddit reportedly struggled with the influx of posts regarding the event.
There are still thousands of people still checking in to watch the live events unfold, despite the fact that it’s pretty much a black screen at this point.
It’s not yet clear when Fortnite will be back up and running, but hopefully it’s going to be sooner rather than later (shoutout to my heavily pregnant BFF who planned to spent her last week playing Fortnite. Thanks for that, Epic).
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