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Fortnite: Map blown up and replaced with black hole

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A huge asteroid has blown up the map in Fortnite - to mark the end of season 10.

Fans have been left unable to play the game, which has been replaced by a black hole.

Fortnite has also deleted all of its tweets and is simply running a livestream of the black hole on Twitter - which has had more than 290,000 likes.

Forbes' gaming writer Paul Tassi described the event as "the end of an era".

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For those who don't know - Fortnite allows up to 100 players to fight individually or as part of a team to be the last standing on a virtual battlefield.

On Sunday, the island in which the gamers play was destroyed by an asteroid.

Fans had been predicting a dramatic finale of season 10 which kicked off in August.

Epic Games - which owns Fortnite - had confirmed "The End" event would take place on Sunday 13 October.

A countdown timer appeared in the game, above the rocket at Dusty Depot.

Players who were online during "The End" saw an in-game meteor shower which appeared to wipe out the Fornite map.

These players were then sucked into a rift and the screen was replaced with a black hole in the centre.

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Some players were pretty shocked.

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Some were getting withdrawal symptoms.

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Others were mourning the Fortnite map - which had stood strong for 10 seasons.

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While some were left wondering how long it would take for Fortnite to return.

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The black hole which has replaced the map appears to be showing up numbers at random points.

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And it's got people thinking.

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Tech boss Elon Musk even got in on the act.

In October last year, he tweeted out a fake article which suggested he had bought Fortnite only to delete it.

And he made a joke of it when the black hole appeared on Sunday.

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Fans have since been left wondering when they can expect season 11 to launch.

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