Fortnite’s big black hole event is still underway, and as the hours go by, fans are working themselves into a frenzy. What do the numbers mean? Are we getting a new map? But more importantly: When is Fortnite coming back?
While we can’t say for sure, players have theories. Most discussions are coming from data miners who are digging around for clues. The first piece of the puzzle comes from trusted leaker Lucas7Yoshi, who found that the official Fortnite website seemed to suggest that “The End” event will conclude on Tuesday:
BREAKING:— Lucas7yoshi - FNBR Leaks/News (@Lucas7yoshi) October 13, 2019
I have independtly confirmed the authenticity of a discovery that points to "The-End" lasting until Tuesday, 6AM EST
This is not stuck in stone, this info is from https://t.co/0TDeMk7Bda code. pic.twitter.com/ElnNFKppWn
Since that viral tweet, however, Lucas notes that the code has been updated to say later in the week. However, another data miner notes that players in China are being told that the new season is starting for them on Tuesday as well:
Chapter 2 of Fortnite is confirmed to start on October 15 for chinese players. It's currently 9pm on October 14 in China. That means the Season could start at any second 3 hours from now.— ShiinaBR - Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) October 14, 2019
(via @Zer2o) pic.twitter.com/ALCOZXZrB6
The problem, of course, is that China’s version of Fortnite may not be on the same timeline as the rest of the world. So, that’s not very conclusive.
But another thing that’s got people talking comes to us via Fortnite star Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, who told people that he’d give them a clue about Fortnite Chapter 2 if he got enough retweets. The hint that came afterwards was this:
Here is your hint, and I’m not joking. pic.twitter.com/Tqh9dhFEEL— Ninja (@Ninja) October 14, 2019
This is admittedly silly, but the leading theory is that he is referencing Taco Tuesday. Meaning, perhaps Fortnite’s black hole will conclude on Tuesday.
All of what I’ve presented above is circumstantial evidence of course, and shouldn’t be taken as conclusive. But if you look at chatter online, it’s clear that players are starting to agree that Fortnite will be back in less than 24 hours.
Guess we’ll see soon enough!