Say what you will about Fortnite, but Epic Games sure knows how to keep things interesting. And by “keep things interesting,” I mean make people obsess over a purple giant cube in a video game.
Last week, a giant purple cube showed up in Paradise Palms. No one knows why it’s there or what changes it might represent, and the only clues we have are strange symbols dotting the cube’s exterior. We thought maybe a new structure à la Tomato Town’s new temple would show up in Paradise Palms, but recent events have thrown that theory out the window.
Several players have noted that the cube is on the move. Twitter account @FortniteBR has noted that the cube seems to move “every 1 hour 43 minutes at the current rate” as of yesterday. It was spotted most recently “heading southwest towards Fatal Fields.”
Wherever the cube finally ends up, we have a feeling it will have major implications for season six and what changes it might bring to the map. Remember that the cube was the final payoff from the rift that appeared later in season four, and now that the rift is gone, the cube is obviously our new god. Do not question the cube.
So what will the cube bring? Maybe it’s like the monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey, and it will help us reach the next stage of our evolution as a species. Or maybe it will just bring a bunch of new skins for people to buy. Whatever happens, just remember that Epic has made over $1 billion with this free-to-play game and has caused us to write about a cube that is slowly rolling across the same map that Fortnite Battle Royale has offered since launch.
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Source: PC Gamer