As shown in the screenshot below, we see at least three players riding in a boat while also firing their weapons.
Going against the conventions of how a game introduces a new field or a map, Fornite quite literally ended the game with "The End" event, leaving people with a black hole, literally and metaphorically.
Some may not know that the game is separated into seasons.
Some were anxious that it really was the end of the game, and all their V-bucks and purchased loot was gone. Instead, it pinned a tweet showing a live video feed of the black hole, accompanied by a space-age-y soundtrack. And now, the game has gone ahead and destroyed its own map and Fortnite, as we know it, maybe dead. It was an exciting moment like always for Fornite players - attracting close to 2 million concurrent viewers on Twitch alone.
What just happened? Usually, when an online-multiplayer game goes down for more than a few minutes, and it's not scheduled maintenance, players get enraged and flock to social media to complain. We'll no doubt see copycat versions of this event across other games, but it won't be the same now that Fortnite has done it.
That will nearly certainly include a brand-new map, new storylines, and new weapons and items. It can bring back whatever it wants - new guns, vehicles, entirely new game mechanics.
Fortnite, available to play on smartphones as well as computers, maintains the interest of 250 million players around the globe by offering several significant updates per year.