Mom says son is 'heartbroken' following the Fortnite 'black hole' crash

Mom says son is 'heartbroken' following the Fortnite 'black hole' crash

Yesterday, popular crossplay videogame Fortnite crashed, causing users around the world to see a black hole instead of the typical loading screen. Now, a mother has spoken out about the "black hole" crash, revealing that it has left her son "heartbroken".

The incident took place as Fortnite was about to release its Season 10 live event, and at the time of writing this article, the black hole remains.

A scene from Fortnite. Credit: Epic Games

In an interview with the Mirror Online, Kayla Williams, a mother of a committed gamer, said: "My son is heartbroken, he's spent a massive $3,771 [£3,000] on this game since he started playing in season 2.

"What are Epic going to do? People saying the game has ended for good so do we get full refunds on the money we spent because no game means no nothing so we lose out!"

A scene from Fortnite. Credit: Epic Games

In addition to the black hole, the creator of Fortnite, Epic Games, has also deleted its official Twitter account.

Williams, however, was not the only parent to express concern that their child's investment had been lost in the crash.

Susan Russ, another concerned mother, said: "My 10 year old saves up for the new season to come out so today very excited, couldn't wait to purchase Fortnite 10, then to be horrified, crying his heart out, lost his money, and he saves hard to buy skins."

"It's the end of the world for him as he knows it."

A Fortnite advertisement. Credit: Epic Games /

Following the appearance of the "black hole", players rushed to social media to mock the scale of the disaster, for children and Epic Games alike:

But while there has been a concern that items purchased prior to the blackout would be lost, PlayStation has confirmed that this will not be the case.

The Ask PlayStation Twitter account explained: "Please be assured that your inventory items and V-Bucks are secure during the Fortnite Blackout."