This weekend a giant cube appeared in a lightning struck location in Fortnite, and it’s left players quite confused as they’ve worked to decipher the cube’s mysterious purpose. Naturally Epic Games has been quiet about the new phenomenon, so people will be left to their own devices to figure this one out for now.
The cube appeared after lightning from the rift blasted the earth, turning into a cube on impact. Fortnite news site LootLake.net managed to catch the exact moment on video. The footage shows the rift, which has been a constant presence in Fortnite for some time now, disappearing.
There’s a lot of speculation around the cube’s purpose. Folks have tried throwing grenades at the object, which has only resulted in death. The cube also provides a shield to players if they stay within range. It seems most likely that the cube will play some role in the culmination of season 5 and the beginning of season 6, which arrives soon.
The past week saw quite a few changes to Fortnite, with the arrival of patch 5.30, and the promise of portable rifts.