Rumors of Fortnite shutting down have been floating around for years, with a new version of such a rumor currently making the rounds on social media.
Understandably, some fans are worried. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the recent rumor about Fortnite shutting down.
Fortnite shutting down rumors explained
Since its launch in 2017, Fortnite has been one of the most popular and most-played Battle Royales in the world. But that hasn’t stopped a new rumor of its impending demise from spreading, spurned by a fake Tweet that went viral. Rest assured, Fortnite fans, as the beloved game is not closing down anytime soon. Even if it were closing down, the community would have received some kind of message from the developers by now.
In a recent Press Release, Epic Games announced that the company was laying off 830 employees which equals 16% of the company’s workforce. Most of these layoffs were done from the Fortnite sector, and many people believe that it was because of the gradual decrease in the game’s popularity, leading to some thinking Fortnite was closing down in 2024.
Considering how popular Fortnite still is, it’s highly unlikely that the game will be shutting down its servers anytime soon. It is true that the game has lost popularity after the rise of new Battle Royale games, but we do not see the game closing down, even in the next several years. Fortnite still has a huge active player base and it’s still a streamer favorite, which basically acts as free advertizing.
What is the future of Fortnite?
Epic Games still seems to have big plans for Fortnite in the coming years, and even recently launched one of its most successful events to date. The developers have further revealed their plans for the upcoming Fortnite Chapter 5, which, according to rumors from much more reliable sources, is going to be a rebirth of Fortnite with new maps, new weapons, new mechanisms, and many more.
For now, we can safely say that Fortnite is not going anywhere anytime soon. However, if any such incident were to happen, it would surely send shockwaves throughout gaming communities all over the world. Fortnite might be going through a rough patch, but so far it seems like it’s all a part of the normal ebb and flow experienced by every major long-running live-service game. Keep your eye on the official Twitter account of Fortnite, as you will get the fastest update from here if any such announcements are made about the game.