It was no more than just a few months ago when the gaming world was freaked down with a piece of frenzy news that the Fortnite is shutting down in 2020.
The news spread like anything, and millions of gamers were all on a sudden in a position of numbness. Since then, our team has been receiving a lot of emails asking about the truth behind the news.
Frankly speaking, we haven’t heard the shutdown news confirmation either from the authority or from the top-gamers. Yet, the Facebook and Tweeter post that suggests that Epic Game is being forced to shut down the Royale Battle game has been reaching the height of creepiness.
Hence, we decided to come up with our in-depth observation of the Fortnite official post about the Fortnite shutting down 2020 and its aftermath.
What is Fortnite?
Fortnite is a popular online game built by the famous game developers Epic Game. It was 1st released in 2017 with one version available only. The total mode of the game is four-
- Save the word
- Battle Royale (Shutting Down)
- Battle pass (Chapter 2 – Season 1, New alternative of Battle Royale)
The 1st mode was named Save the World, and it enjoyed humongous popularity reaching one million gamers by August 2019. Their Creative mode is a free sandbox game. In it, players enjoy true freedom to build anything they want on an isolated island.
Their third and most prevalent mode is, however, the Battle Royale. This latest version had already reached over 125 million players across the globe.
Battle Pass has been introduced in Chapter 2, Season 1 but recently Epic Games rebuilt it to substitute the shutting down Battle Royale.
Is Fortnite shutting down in 2020?
As we speak of Fortnite shutting down, we need to remember that the game has four different modes as of now. All four modes are incredibly popular among people. Hence, the official Twitter handle of ‘Fortnite’ enjoys a lot of fan following for the latest updates.
Following one such tweet in June, which stated that due to a lawsuit, Epic Game is being forced to shut down the Battle Royale mode in 2020. This was a shock for all gamers since the news came out of nowhere.
So, we believe that by now, all of you have understood that only the one out of the three modes of Fortnite that is Royale Battle will be shutting down.
The Battle Royale is the most amazing and popular Free-to-Play game at present, so we consider it a great loss for everyone.
Fortnite, as well as the other gaming sources such as the Gamespot and Eurogamer further confirmed the news only for the disappointment of the Royale lovers.
Reportedly, the Battle Royale will shut down from February 2020. The game server will go offline- a piece of pathetic and heartbreaking news for the gamers.
Nonetheless, there is a ray of hope for all of us that both the gaming giants are thinking about coming to a fair agreement so that the game may continue to run.
Although it is not confirmed, we have high hopes that the rumour will come into reality. If that happens, this would be a piece of great news for the Fortnite lovers.
In case it doesn’t happen, there’s no need to be disappointed. Yes, we have an exciting alternative to the free game. To know the name, scroll down to our next segment.
Why is Fortnite Royale Battle shutting down?
It seems that Fortnite shutting down tweet has received much attraction. And that’s very much understandable since it is by far the best Free to Play a game which is lightyears ahead of PUBG.
Yet, it is now confirmed that the game is shutting down in 2020. So, what had brought the downfall of such a great game?
Our investigation suggests that earlier, there was a clash between Bluehole Entertainment and Epic Games. Bluehole is the mother company of PUBG. The dispute gained publicity, and reports said that Fortnite was overlapping the IP addresses of PUBG.
Thereafter, the lawsuit was finalized between the two-game giants, and Fortnite agreed to shut down their Battle Royale mode. The news was confirmed in June, and since then, many rumours are flying high on the sky.
The aftermath of the Fortnite shutdown
Following the shutdown news, Epic Game confirmed the details about the lawsuit. They sadly informed us that there would be no refund available for the already purchased Battle Passes.
There will also be no refund for the VBucks. Moreover, Fortnite is forced to accept the loss since they had to cede their profit. Now, that’s unfair!
Moreover, PUBG’s has received the right of a handsome 1.1 billion USD profit from Epic Game. The lawsuit finally followed with a closure request from Plantiff to shutdown Royale Battle. It is undoubtedly going to be one heck of a loss for the game lovers.
Alternatives to the Fortnite Royale Battle
Fortnite, the end of Royale Battle, has opened up a common question for the gamers. It is about the other options for the popular game. As the news goes, Fortnite Battle Pass can be a good alternative for the popular free to play the game.
Fortunately, the other mode Fortnite Save The World will still be available after February 2020. But, likewise most gamers, it is unclear whether the 1st mode will be able to resemble the popularity of the 2nd mode. But expert gamers have high hope on the Battle Pass as well, so we bet our credibility on it.
However, only the future will answer it.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is Fortnite end forever?
- It is still not clear. Cloud is hovering around the fate of Fortnite. As the lawsuit confirms, Royale Battle will be down from February 2020. However, we are hoping that both companies will come to consent, and fame will continue. A news report that this may happen true. So, let us see.
Did Epic Games delete Fortnite?
- No, Epic Games haven’t deleted the Fortnite. There all three modes are available. However, if both the companies fail to come in an agreement, The Royale Battle will be shut down in February 2020.
Can you still play the Fortnite?
- Yes, you can. Only the 2nd mode, Royale Battle will shut down on 2020. You will still be able to play the other three mode
Is Fortnite being banned in the UK?
- No, till date there’s no ban on the Fortnite in the UK. Although Prince Harry tagged it, ‘created to addict’, the question has attracted a lot of people. However, the news of imposing a ban isn’t real.
Can 2 people play Fortnite?
- Yes, Fortnite is a multiplayer online game that people can play with their friends. Later, Epic Games might include a split-screen facility which will enable two players to play from the same PC.
Is Fortnite still a black hole?
- On October Fortnite brought an ambitious storytelling activity in the form of a black hole. It continued for a few days and intrigued people in an amazing way.
Fortnite Royale Battle is one of the most popular free games in the history of the gaming world. With more than 125 million active players and billions of turnovers annually, it is hard to believe that the game will face such a tragic end.
Hence, we are on the positive side of it that something better is waiting in the future from the Fortnite shutting down event. This was also a suggestion by Donald Mustard, who is currently the creative director of the Fortnite parent company, the Epic Games.