Fake news made its way into the video game industry. Thanks to a fake tweet, Fortnite fans wondered whether their favorite game was going to be taken down due to a lawsuit. But players don’t need to fear that Fortnite will be taken away, and in fact, they have some new challenges coming their way.
The doctored tweet began circulating social media on Friday as reported by Twinfinite. It said that due to a copyright lawsuit by PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, known as PUBG, Fortnite servers would be coming down on May 24. The truth of the matter is that there is no lawsuit against Fortnite or Epic Games over copyright issues.
“Due to the lawsuit against PubG on copyright infringement, we are sorry to inform you that Fortnite Battle Royale Will be coming to an end May 24, 2018,” the tweet said. “Save the world will still be in development and we will roll out ASAP. Thank you all for the support.”
In early April, PUBG Corporation did file a lawsuit against Chinese tech company NetEase for copyright infringement with its battle royale games, Knives Out and Rules of Survival. The PUBG developer stated the two games “closely mimic” the Battlegrounds style.
As for real news, Fortnite Tracker leaked the new set of challenges coming to the game on April 16. The Week 9 challenges will reward players Battle Stars for completing certain tasks during a mission. Some of the challenges includ visiting different taco shops, eliminating opponents in Lucky Landing, and following the treasure map found in Moisty Mire.
On April 11, the Fortnite server took an extended downtime due to issues with the 3.5 update. Developer Epic Games removed the 50v50 mode that was included with the update and said it will return in the near future. To make amends for the server issues, the company gave players some in-game loot.