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Fortnite is just a black hole right now

Fortnite just blew up its entire map and all that’s left is a black hole. Some are speculating that this is simply a teaser for a new Fortnite map, but it’s unclear when that new map will arrive. On Epic Games’ status page, it says Fortnite is currently experiencing a minor service outage, noting “anomaly detected.” As Kotaku reports, players this morning were only able to access a team fight mode called “The End.” That led to a massive explosion that resulted in a black hole. Fortnite’s website is currently just a Twitch stream featuring a black hole. … https://t.co/cTqXvOTuoa — Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 13, 2019

This Week on Xbox: October 11, 2019

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Surviving the Aftermath is Coming to Xbox Game Preview Plus New Surviving Mars Update Hello, Survivors! I’m thrilled to reveal the next game in our Surviving brand, Surviving the Aftermath! Launching on Xbox One late 2020, players who want to get in on the ground floor of the game’s development will be able to purchase the game on Xbox Game Preview… Read more I...

Narrative Adventure Game The Bradwell Conspiracy is Available Today on Xbox One

Hi Xbox Fans, The Bradwell Conspiracy is a narrative adventure game about photography, 3D printing and some worrying corporate underhandedness. We’re launching on Xbox One today and we wanted to share with you some behind-the-scenes insights that’ll make your experience in our game world just a little richer. When you first load up The Bradwell Conspiracy you’ll quickly notice two things: Firstly, due to an injury you can’t talk and, secondly, the building around you is collapsing! The Bradwell Stonehenge museum you were visiting has been severely damaged in an explosion and (almost) everyone has been evacuated. You’ll be communicating with the only other survivor, Amber, using photographs instead of your voice. Why photographs? We’re huge fans of RPGs and have a lot of love for big ...

October 11th Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (1911.191009-1945)

Hey Alpha ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 1911 Xbox One system update (build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1911\18363.8084.191009-1945). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1911\18363.8084.191009-1945 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – October 11, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – October 12, 2019     Fixes for Alpha We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this 1911 build:   Parties Fixed an issue where user status was not updating to show the correct activity.   System Various updates to pro...

October 11th Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip Ahead Ring (2004.191010-0522)

Hey Alpha Skip Ahead ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2004 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_2004\19000.1204.191010-0522). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_2004\19000.1204.191010-0522 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – October 11, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – October 12, 2019 Fixes for Alpha Skip Ahead We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this 2004 build: Parties Fixed an issue where status was not updating to show the correct activity. System Various updates to properly reflect local lan...

Conquer the Red Planet in New Warface Update on Xbox One

looked to the stars for a new start, free from conflict and war. But there is no running from war. Blackwood Games and My.Games are proud to introduce the Mars update, a new chapter in the Warface saga on Xbox One which takes the action from Earth to the red planet itself: Mars. This latest update also introduces a new Mars-inspired PvP map, and the new Battle Pass: Season 3! Warface’s long-time nemeses, the nefarious Blackwood organisation, have been building their strength and their military might on Earth in the form of a vast SED army. It’s clear that their ambitions are more cosmic in scale and nature as their sights are now set on Mars. With Earth’s security at stake, not to mention billions of lives, only the Warface squad can put a stop to Blackwood’s plans and seize control of the...

The Gorgeous Co-Op World of Trine 4, Out Now on Xbox One

If you’ve been looking for an amazing puzzle-platforming experience to play solo or co-op with friends, then you’re in luck! We’ve just released Trine 4 and Trine: Ultimate Collection to give you the chance to experience the lush environments and physics-based puzzles of the iconic Trine series on Xbox One. What is Trine? If you’re unfamiliar with the series, Trine brings together three unique heroes, Zoya the Thief, Pontius the Knight, and Amadeus the Wizard for exciting adventures through gorgeous levels filled with puzzles and enemies. Unlike most games, you can switch between these three heroes on the fly to combine their skills to overcome any challenge that faces you. If you’re playing co-op, you can choose to play in either Classic Mode or Unlimited Mode. Classic Mode will limit you...

The Meaningful Design of Frostpunk’s Society System

Society is everything in Frosptunk, the Victorian-era city-builder and a society simulator from 11 bit studios that is making its way to Xbox One today, October 11. As you reign in the last city on a severely frozen Earth, your success heavily depends on how you steer society and how well you balance between their hope and discontent. Let’s not forget that you also build and maintain infrastructure; Frostpunk is a mix of city-builder, survival, and society simulator after all. Anyway, staying on the topic, it’s not an exaggeration to say that designing society’s behaviors as reliable and meaningful was a huge part of the development process. Ruling the Frostpunk society is being like a leader of an authoritarian regime although you can be a very enlightened one. At the brink of arcti...

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for October 15 to 18

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console. To find out what’s coming soon to Xbox One, read on below and click on each of the game profiles for pre-order details (dates are subject to change). See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire Related:The Meaningful Design of Frostpunk’s Society SystemDetails on Vigor 1.1 Update: BridgesPlay Moons of Madness with the Lights On

Welcome to Free-to-Play Vigor

Hei, Outlanders. Post-war Norway was quite a ride over the last months. As Vigor went free-to-play during the gamescom announcement, new Outlanders started to flow in. We are humbled by the number of players who decided to give Vigor a try. There were already over 2.5 million players who tried Vigor since the start of Xbox Game Preview, which means over 1.3 million players jumped in within the first month after the full release. The numbers far exceeded our expectations and, sincerely, we were not prepared enough for it. Finally, we recovered, and now plan to update the game more on a regular basis. We took our time to find and fix the most pressing issues (so called “ghost bullets” and impenetrable bushes, for example), as well as adding one big thing we were working on for a ...

Play Moons of Madness with the Lights On

There is nothing quite like closing the curtains, turning off the lights and powering up your Xbox with a brand-new horror game installed. Usually the ominous music, the screeches, or worse; whistling, that accompanies the dark and gloomy intro screen are enough to make my hair stand on end and goosebumps cover the majority of my arms. It’s self-torture, but I love it. I must admit, though, that every now and then, I find myself heading for the light switch with lightning speed. Like when daddy Jack Baker first makes his appearance in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard or when the lights start flickering about half an hour into Alien Isolation. It’s either lights on or stop playing all together. For Moons of Madness, which is due to release January 21, 2020 on Xbox One, I am not even going to both...

October 10th Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta Ring (1911.191007-1945)

Hey Beta ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 1911 Xbox One system update (build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1911\18363.8082.191007-1945). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1911\18363.8082.191007-1945 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – October 10, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – October 11, 2019 Fixes for Beta We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this 1911 build: Home Fixed an issue where content blocks would not display in the correct order. Settings Various UI fixes to Capture & share settings. System ...