Is Fortnite Shutting Down? Explaining the Hoax

Is Fortnite shutting down? Unlikely.
Is Fortnite shutting down? Unlikely. / Epic Games

Is Fortnite shutting down? As one of the most popular games in the country, Fortnite has been targeted with rumors that it is on the verge of shutting down just as Minecraft and Roblox have been. None of these rumors have any basis in fact. Here's what you need to know about the Fortnite case.

Is Fortnite Shutting Down?: The Hoax Explained

Rumors of a Fortnite shutdown first began to spread in 2018, when a screenshot surfaced appearing to show the Fortnite Twitter account tweeting about shutting the game down permanently. The tweet cited the lawsuit PUBG Corp filed against Epic Games earlier that year.

The tweet itself was riddled with errors, incorrectly capitalizing words and written in incomplete sentences. It was also never published by the official Fortnite Twitter account, issuing instead from a phony account. Furthermore, PUBG Corp settled the lawsuit in question before the end of 2018.

Fortnite remains Epic Games' biggest title by far and a singularly influential cultural force. The developer has announced no plans to shut it down.