The in-game televisions scattered around the map are now displaying an emergency broadcast and the latest tweet from the official Fortnite account teasing Season 4 has a decidedly streaking-comet-vibe to it.
A staggeringly popular co-op survival shooter for PC and console, Fortnite has you building structures to survive against zombies. Fortnite: Battle Royale is now free to play on PlayStation, Xbox, PC, and mobile devices.
Seemingly this revenue was derived from the selling of the Battlepass and V-Bucks currency that players can use to purchase cosmetic skins and items for their characters. On other platforms, this mode allows up to four players to team up online, but the Switch version is slated to support local play between four consoles (which will apparently play as a large part of the port's selling point in promotional material).
Epic Games announced the downtime at 5pm BST today and it has meant that all players are now unable to play Fortnite while the team works to fix the issue.
On PC, Fortnite was only the 5th highest grossing game of the month.
The majority of the most interesting information about this is actually about Save the World. That decision turned a relatively unknown title into the most popular game in the world virtually overnight - and it's thanks to Epic's aggressive updates that the game continues to top the charts. We're ready to get off of this merry-go-round for the time being. Last week Ninja broke that record again with a Fortnite stream viewed by 680,000 people at once.
Dataminers reckon the "comet" is just related to game modes, with TwoEpicBuddies suggesting meteors will land on the map and can be opened for supplies.