Fortnite is exciting again
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Fortnite has proved once again that it’s one of the most boundary-pushing video games out there. Following a shocking gamble that saw the game pulled offline for nearly 48 hours, players were reminded that Epic Games’ battle royale hit is in a league of its own when it comes to experimental live events, all in service of the game’s weird and wonderful brand of world-building.
The game “relaunched,” you might say, on Tuesday morning after a meteor struck the island hundreds of millions of players have been exploring and competing on for the last two years. In the meteor’s wake was a black hole that sucked up the map and left players staring at a blank screen for hours. The game’s new map, which had been leaked in bits and pieces over the…