Millions of gamers were sent into a state of confusion—and even extreme shock, anguish and withdrawal symptoms—on Sunday when the 10th season of Fortnite ended by simply disappearing.
More than 5 million gamers were hoping to put in a full-day session of Fortnite during the live event titled “The End” before a meteor descended on the island where the online battle royale takes place, enveloping the game in a cosmic meltdown that left only a black hole for perplexed gamers to stare at.
Not all fans were as nonchalant about the cataclysmic end to a world they’ve dwelled in for so long, despite reports that the game will return soon for an 11th season with a brand new map.
Many young fans were also left wondering if the free-to-play game—and all of the progress they’ve made in it—has simply disappeared, with parents taking to social networks to speak about the apparent trauma and “meltdowns” their children suffered due to the game’s “end.
One user shared a video of their son cursing at his TV screen and attacking it, noting:
“Withdrawal symptoms of no Fortnite has begun.
While a mother tweeted:
“Hey Fortnite people. Someone PLEASE explain? My son cried himself to sleep last night and I could just hold him.
“He started again this morning when he still couldn’t get in. I woke him up extra early for this, so thanks a bunch. I hope you are having a great time.#fortnite”