FORTNITE has players intrigued by the introduction of a giant purple cube that is the first clue on the way to uncovering the mystery behind season six.
The latest leak appeared to confirm that the cube is evil and will lead to a catastrophic event. Now it’s consumed Loot Lake! Here’s the full story on the cube’s appearance and journey so far…
What is the Fortnite purple cube and when did it appear?
The start of Fortnite season five introduced players to temporal rifts which, as the season has progressed, has culminated into a large purple storm manifesting from a rift in the desert.
On August 24, 2018, the lightening resulted in the appearance of a mysterious purple cube, that gives off residual energy that can cause harm to players if messed around with.
However, then the cube started to move and fans online have figured out that the cube would roll for just one turn, roughly every two hours.
In the build-up to the start of season five, Epic introduced a one-time-only rocket launch that resulted in the crack in the sky that signalled the birth of the Rifts.
Some enterprising Reddit users managed to break into the cube, and inside they found… not much.
It’s dark, though it does have some funky lighting effects.
Given you aren’t meant to be able to get in, the fact the inside is empty isn’t too surprising.
Don’t read too much into it – it’s entirely possible it may unfold into a tesseract and open an inter-dimensional portal. Or not.
Is it a preview for Season 6?
A popular theory is the cube has something to do with the ultimate season five battle pass Road Trip skin, otherwise known as the Enforcer.
The tagline of the new skin is “Balance and Order must be Restored”.
This has led fans to speculate that the cube is going on a “Road Trip” to restore balance to the Fortnite map.
Season Five’s overarching theme was Worlds Collide which further speculates the cube will act as a portal between time periods and will signal major changes to the map come season six.
On September 6, 2018, a leaked week 10 loading screen shows Brite Bomber touching the Cube, seeing an evil, corrupted version of herself in its reflection.
After a month-long journey, the cube reached its destination at Loot Lake and rolled in, transforming the central area into a purple trampoline of sorts.
It’s likely that this isn’t the Lake’s final form, with the head of Fortnite developer, Epic’s Mark Rein tweeting “there is always something else.”
When is Fortnite Season 6 released?
As of yet, Fortnite Season 6 has no official release date but Season 5 is slated to end on Tuesday 25 September.
Usually, the next season begins the following day however according to data miners, the new launch date has been pushed back until the following Tuesday, October 2.
The Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks once more, which equates to around £8 and is expected to continue the new structure that contains tasks for both Battle Pass holders and regular players.
Popular streamer Ninja provided a teaser for Epic’s current plans for a seasonal Halloween event, that may also finally include the re-release of the much sought after Skull Trooper skin.
What new skins are there in Fortnite season 6?
On September 6, 2018, a leaked week 9 loading screen showed Brite Bomber touching the Cube, seeing an evil, corrupted version of herself in its reflection.
This is the first example of a fan theory that estimated that Fortnite would be introducing more dark/evil versions of different skins.
The 5.41 leaked skins seemingly confirm this rumour as both the clown skins contain evil counterparts. The new items are expected to be dropped within the next week.
According to several leaks, the skins are set to become more customisable during the new season as well, similar to how the Tomatohead Challenges unlocked added headgear for the skin.