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Fortnite Maps Out Its Future
Battle Royale goes dark then blasts back with a new island to mark the start of its fresh Chapter

Talk about a brave new world. Epic’s free-toplay phenomenon Fortnite has ditched its original map and introduced a completely fresh island to celebrate the arrival of its second ‘Chapter’. The studio also closed the curtains on its first world with a cheeky sense of spectacle.

This might be the first instance of a developer turning server maintenance into a bona fide event Xbox gamers could get excited about. Epic didn’t so much send Fortnite’s first Chapter out with a bang as it did a black hole. Literally. The first island was sucked into a rip in the space-time continuum, swallowed into an inky void that initially sent Fortnite fans into a panicked frenzy. Even the game’s Xbox Store icon was blacked out during the intergalactic maintenance period.

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