Rumors of Fortnite shutting down are worrying many players, who are starting to ask the question: “Is Battle Royale ending?” A fake tweet has been making the rounds claiming that the game will shut down on September 26, 2018. Of course a quick look at the official Fortnite Twitter is enough to verify this isn’t true, but that hasn’t kept fans from freaking out.
Is Fortnite Shutting Down on September 26, 2018?
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If there’s something people like, you can bet there’ll be people on the internet trying to ruin it for them. This has been the case several times with Fortnite. Fake tweets and statements purporting to be from Epic Games aren’t exactly rare, and the image above shows one of the many very dumb “official” notices that Fortnite is shutting down.
For one it makes no sense that Epic Games would just give up the absolute money rocketship that is Fortnite. For another, this isn’t the type of announcement that would be thrown out into the void on social media. If Fortnite was to shut down you could rest assured the news would be on the official website, official Twitter, and probably CNN and every news organization on the planet.
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Fortnite Shutting Down: Older Rumors
It’s no wonder that rumors of Fortnite shutting down have caused such a huge amount of panic within the gaming community. When a game as popular as Fortnite is facing doom, you can expect the passionate community to rally together and make their voices heard. Unfortunately, this time the Fortnite community were being misled by a Photoshop-wielding troll.
An image of a tweet made to look as though it had been sent from the official @FortniteGame Twitter account began to do the rounds on various Fortnite social media fan pages. The edited tweet explained that “due to a lawsuit against PUBG on copyright infringement… Fortnite Battle Royale will be coming to an end May 24, 2018.”
A new Fortnite emote is causing big issues. The “Deep Dab” emote might have been a hilarious new addition to the game’s emote arsenal, if not for the fact that it allows players to get easy headshots!
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Rather than check to make sure the tweet had come from the Fortnite account, fan pages began to share it, ultimately leading to a massive wave of panic.
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Fortnite Shutting Down: Possible PUBG Lawsuit and Copyright Infringement?
The talk of Fortnite shutting down because of a possible lawsuit is believable, I suppose, what with how the PUBG creators are targeting NetEase over Rules of Survival and other battle royale titles. But no, Fortnite isn’t going to be shut down due to a lawsuit with PUBG. Nothing of the sort has been mentioned by either company.
Whenever “news” like this starts to spread, it’s always good to check the original source.