In case Fortnite was not popular enough, he received another note from the world’s most controversial tech figure at the moment, Elon Musk, this weekend.
Yesterday, Musk shared a screenshot of Photoshop screenshot of a QZ article that read “Elon Musk buys Fortnite and removes it”, followed by a fake Musk quote that says “I had to save these children from eternal virginity”. Musk shared the image (which you do not think he created), and said: “It had to be done”.
Not wanting to rule this out, the official Fortnite account (with 6 million followers at 22 million Musk) tweeted a month-long article about Musk that wanted to build a base on Mars in 10 years. Fortnite said: “A whole decade @elonmusk? Just build, LOL!
“Referencing a common Fortnite meme” git gud “style. Musk replied: “Reality is hard”, and it seems that this dispute is over, with Fortnite letting him say the last word so far.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 20, 2018
Musk’s tweeting has received him in no small amount of hot water in recent weeks, with his most famous tweet about wanting Tesla to be left private, attracting the attention of the SEC and subsequent fines. This is a less controversial tweet, without a doubt, although I suppose most of Tesla would wish that he was not tweeting so much in general, even if it’s just silly nonsense with Fortnite.
As for the meme itself, I found it strange to hear that the “har har players are lifelong virgins”, which now seems very outdated at a time when the average player is over 30 and the games are a industry and bigger movies. Combined television The meme also implies that Fortnite is not “cool” and will turn off potential partners, and yet, in reality, especially among the younger ones, it’s true that you’re not cool unless you’re playing Fortnite. I have heard stories about children who were actually harassed by classmates because they did not play the game, which is the polar opposite of what this meme suggests.
So, could Elon Musk buy Fortnite and erase it? Well, your net worth continues to fluctuate due to Tesla’s share price, but according to the latest Musk count it’s worth around $ 19.7 billion. And while Epic is a private company, the success of Fortnite has been estimated to be worth around $ 8 billion, at least a few months ago. So yes, if Elon Musk liquidated approximately half of his fortune, he might be able to buy Epic Games and then throw that money quickly into the toilet closing his most popular product.
Well, I feel like I’ve explored the depths of this war of memes enough, but I’ll update it if it continues to scale.