Trust gamers to glitch their way into the bizarre humming cube in Fortnite within days of it appearing in-game. That’s exactly what Redditor Gsonicify was able to do. With the unexpected help of a friend who unwittingly bumped into him as he was dawdling about near the cube – as huge numbers of Fortnite players are wont to do since it appeared late last week – and a perfectly timed clipping issue, Gsonicify was able to enter the cube.
To the surprise of no one, he discovered absolutely nothing other than the empty inner guts of the purple cuboid. Once inside, the rest of the map appeared tinted in a purple hue, rather than offering a portal to far off lands ripe with mystery or providing clues about the cube’s function. The cube may be the precursor to bigger events with wide reaching consequences for Epic ongoing map-generated storytelling antics. However, as it stands, the cube appears to be nothing more than a cube signalling the imminent arrival of Fortnite Season 6.
Players have however noted that the cube appears to be flipping itself forward every 1h43 minutes destroying any player-constructed buildings in the way. The path currently charts a course northward from Paradise Palms, then turns West running above Fatal Fields. As for where the final destination will be, no clear signs have manifested themselves right now though fans have of course thought up countless theories. The best revolves around the cube birthing a dinosaur at Salty Springs.
If you missed it, the cube appeared following a deluge of lightning strikes in and around Paradise Palms, culminating with one final explosive strike giving way to a purple humming cube with notably bouncy pep when touched. The appearance of the cube also marked the disappearance of the rift marking the skies above the map since the beginning of Fortnite Season 5.