As you're probably well aware, there is now a very strange giant cube on the Fortnite map. After a series of purple lightning strikes, the game built to an event where multiple strikes in the same location created a colossal purple cube that now seems to be moving across the map, and the rifts in the sky have now closed. YouTubers and fans of the game have been speculating what this means and we're no different. I'm going to explore what we know so far about this foreign object and what that could mean going forward.
Being around the cube is both beneficial and dangerous. Just being around it boosts your shields up by one point per second. But don't you dare touch it. The cube is very protective, just touching it will make you bounce away and if you dare to strike it, the cube will strike back. Bouncing you far and hard enough to cause damage and striking lightning out at you if you shoot it.
The whole surface of the cube seems to be covered in glyph like writing that ripples and glows, especially when you interact with it. As mentioned, the cube IS MOVING. It started on a raised hill in the desert region and has now moved about a hundred meters closer to the boundary of that zone. To try and guess its travel path, I landed directly behind the cube with my arrow pointed at the centre of the direction it is currently moving as it goes end over end. The below red line is my best attempt at capturing this information which sees it move directly through Salty Springs, passed Tilted Towers, into Loot Lake and directly through Pleasant Park as it exits the map between Haunted Hills and Junk Junction.
So what could all this mean? I personally think that the cube will be moving across the map until the end of this season which is due to come to a close in 29 days time. Taking a leaf out of the meteors book, in the centre of Dusty Divot, I believe the cube will be used in a similar sense to change a location on the map as it is definitely otherworldly, having come from (I assume) another dimension. It may also alter the appearance of locations it passes, with evidence already showing it effects its environment (area of effect shield for example), which means all the locations I've mentioned above could be on the chopping block, or at least down for a cosmetic makeover. This will be welcome news to some who have been speculating Titled Towers and Loot Lake would be replaced since Season 3. It will be interesting to see whether we will have a one time event similar to the rocket launch. Will it be when the cube meets the water at the edge of Loot Lake and triggers some kind of reaction?
What do you think the cube means for the end of Season 5 and how important do you think it will be to the maps development in Season 6? What would you like to see happen with Fortnite next? Comment below or tweet us @ghoulishent.
*Story sourced and researched by Victoria Neale
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