Fortnite players are gearing up for the start of season 6 and ahead of it a mysterious cube event has just taken place which could play a big part in the Battle Pass refresh.
It’s just a few weeks until Fortnite season 6 officially starts.
At the moment the countdown in the Battle Pass says that Fortnite season 5 will have an end date of Monday September 17 2018.
If Fortnite season 6 begins the following day, as with previous crossovers, it could have a Tuesday September 18 release date.
Or, if it gets delayed by two days like Fortnite season 5, then it could launch on Thursday September 20.
In the lead up to Fortnite season 4 and Fortnite season 5 there was one big event which defined what happened in the upcoming Battle Pass.
With the crossover between Fortnite season 3 and 4 it was the meteor strike and with the season 4 and 5 crossover it was the rocket launch.
And the event that could define Fortnite season 6 may just have happened.
Today a mysterious purple cube has spawned on the Battle Royale map in the spot which lightning that was being fired from the Rift was hitting.
The cube is covered in symbols and when players stand by it it fills their shield up – but if they touch it the cube sends them flying.
The appearance of the purple cube also saw the Rift that has been in the Fortnite Battle Royale sky since the rocket launch finally close up.
The mysterious cube event occurred following the release of Fortnite update 5.30 on Thursday and just a few weeks ahead of the start of Fortnite season 6.
Like with the rocket launch before it and the meteor strike before that, it seems likely that the cube could play a big part in the next Battle Pass.
The news comes after on Thursday Epic Games released Fortnite update 5.30 which dataminers rummaged through to find plenty of exciting things.
One of the most eye catching reveals was the unearthing of the Road Trip skin which is entitled the Enforcer.
While the Fortnite Leakage Twitter account in a post revealed they had unearthed proof of the ‘cube’ event before it became active.
This was discovered in the Fortnite game files as well as related sounds such as ‘crack lightning’.
The Fortnite Leakage Twitter account on Thursday posted: “BIG EVENT! Some weird event called “Cube” will occur.
“There’s some REALLY weird sounds (which I’ll post soon) and some other stuff relating to “Crack Lightning”.
“It’s probably gonna move around the map like a rocket v2 of sorts. Oh yeah, and it’s also linked with new map changes!”
After the release of Fortnite update 5.30 fans started reporting seeing lightning bolts striking the Battle Royale map.
As Dexerto reported, these lightning bolts were coming from the Rift in the sky which hit the ground and left black burn marks behind.
The appearance of the cube creates more questions than answers, and it’s surely set to be the subject of much speculation before the start of Fortnite season 6.