A special event to mark the end the tenth season of Fortnite has plunged legions of players into a black hole.

Players logged in Sunday to participate in an event called "The End" as the game prepares to launch its next iteration. But around 2 p.m. ET, a rocket on the island where Fortnite is set blew up the landscape in the game and dragged all of the players into a black hole, leaving nothing but a mostly dark screen and a spinning black hole and no way for users to play.

The outage persisted into the early hours of Monday.

Fortnite is one of the most widely played video games, especially popular with teenagers. Even four hours after the game had gone down, about 50,000 people were still actively watching the game's live stream of the black hole on YouTube; another 100,000 were watching on Twitch. Rod Breslau, an esports and gaming consultant, estimated that millions of gamers in total tuned in.

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