Is Elon Musk buying Fortnite? The Epic Games buyout rumor is bizarre

Is Elon Musk buying Fortnite? The Epic Games buyout rumor is bizarre ...

Once again, rumors are raging that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is buying Fortnite, but is there any truth in them, and why did the speculation begin?

Fortnite is easily one of the most popular games on the planet right now, with millions of players returning every week to try and claim a Victory Royale. Chapter 3 has brought in some major crossovers, such as the Dragon Ball Super anime, and Captain Marvel star Brie Larson is expected to arrive soon.

For Fortnite, which has a huge following that extends beyond the realm of gaming, it is no surprise that some of the world's most famous players take notice. One of the most bizarre claims is that SpaceX founder Elon Musk is purchasing the battle royale.

Is Elon Musk considering purchasing Fortnite? Keep reading, and explain everything fully.

Is Elon Musk buying Fortnite?

Elon Musk is not purchasing Fortnite or Epic Games as a whole at the time of writing. The billionaire hasnt publicly announced any intentions to take over Fornite.

Elon Musk buys is a web meme that has resurfaced mainly due to Musk's public intention to buy Twitter earlier in 2022. Following the news, a number of tweets went viral, joking that Musk was buying everything from the moon to country music.

On August 17, the man himself declared that he would buy Manchester United Football Club. All of this being said, the rumors of Elon Musk purchasing Fortnite, specifically, have an earlier history.

Elon Musk buys Fortnite trend explained

Elon Musk's interest in Fortnite can be traced back to a tweet from 2018, where Musk referenced a phony article entitled: Elon Musk buys Fortnite and deletes it. The article also includes a joke quote from Musk, saying I had to save these kids from eternal virginity.

Musk replied: "It has to be done ur welcome." The headline and quote were clearly a parody.

Had to be done, ur warmest regards pic.twitter.com/7jT0f9lqIS

Players who aren't aware of the tweet, often wonder if the developer is actually considering purchasing Fortnite or Epic Games. This is why you'll hear the question spike on trends from time to time.

Fortnite is, as far as we know, safe, and Elon Musk has no intentions of purchasing it or deactivating it.

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