Uh oh, Elon Musk deleted Fortnite – according to a good joke made by Elon Musk.
The billionaire tech mogul screen-grabbed a headline from a satirical ‘news’ story website which joked he had bought and deleted Fortnite, the Epic Games Battle Royale online phenomenon.
For anyone who doesn’t get the joke, this might clear up a few things:
Underneath the lead, the caption fake-quoted Musk explaining his ‘decision’ with the following:
Actual IRL Musk shared the screenshots and captioned his tweet, saying it ‘Had to be done ur welcome’.
After initial panic abated – when everyone very, very, very quickly realised this was a joke – and the burn wore off, the tweet picked up a lot of traction in the gaming community which definitely saw the funny side.
Here’s the tweet, in case you missed it:
Myth, an American Twitch streamer and professional Fortnite Battle Royale player whose real name is Ali Kabbani, was first to jump in with a funny quip, because you could argue the tweet was almost inevitably aimed at him and TSM (which stands for Team SoloMid, just FYI).
The streamer joked:
Pokimane, a streamer, YouTuber, and gamer, simply called Musk a ‘savage’ for sharing the satirical news story.
FaZe Agony took the chance to crusade for an important issue in a different game, when he quote tweeted, asking Musk to ‘now save snipers in BO4 plz’.
OpTic Hitch, on the other hand, showed support for the 47-year-old, who hails from Pretoria, South Africa, by captioning his tweet ‘*buys a tesla*’.
Well, he might be a great gamer but OpTic ain’t exactly Mr. Current Affairs.
It’s rather nice for Musk to enjoy his little viral win with this tweet, as it’s not been a bed of roses for him of late after the computer programmer by trade was removed from his position as CEO of Tesla, a business which he invested £7.5million of his own money into way back in 2004.
The tweet was clearly all in jest Musk is a supporter of gaming and has even implemented ways to play games in Tesla models while he was at the helm of the company.
Musk actually made his first $500 selling the code for a video game he developed at the tender age of 12.
So, all’s fair in love and gaming, after all.