One woman in Palmerston North has been so desperate for Fortnite to come back, she has been dreaming about it.
The world's biggest video game ended its latest season with no explanation.
In a digital apocalypse, players saw a meteorite hit the game and then it was sucked into a black hole.
Now, a quarter of a billion people are freaking out.
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"They've basically just pulled servers down during a hugely climactic moment in the game," says Finn Hogan, host of the podcast NerdsPLUS.
"Imagine a movie theatre with 250 million people in it that all got kicked out 20 minutes before the credits."
Many will think it's no big deal, but fans have been in a frenzy since it happened.
News sites, the All Blacks and even the famous physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson have all weighed in on the event.
And with no answer from the ether, bookies in the UK have started taking bets as to when it will return.
There's even a conspiracy theory that billionaire Elon Musk bought the game - just to delete it.
One person who is obsessing over the game's disappearance is gamer Cindy Carmont.
She says she plays the game for around six hours every day - and that's around working full time and being a parent to a nine-year-old son.
She has been staring at the black hole almost non-stop waiting for something to happen.
"And I left it going all night, so it was all I was thinking about it in my dreams as well," she told The Project.
Carmont summed up the game as being "kind of like a cartoon version of Hunger Games."
Although she has taken the loss heavily, she says at least she has used some of the time productively.
"I've managed to clean my house."
Despite all the fuss, Carmont said she believes "for sure" the outage is a marketing stunt.