The mysterious island floating above Loot Lake in Fortnite has started moving, though to exactly what end remains unknown. For those that haven’t been keeping up, a strange purple cube appeared in game and plunged itself into Loot Lake just before the start of Fortnite Season 6. Once the latest season kicked off, however, it floated into the air, taking a chunk of land up there with it.
Currently, the cube and the attached island seems to be just moving from location to location around the Fortnite map. Fans have speculated that the island is moving between runes that the cube left on the map towards the end of Season 5, before it dropped into Loot Lake.
Data miners also seem to have discovered evidence that, in addition to travelling around the map, the cube will also grow in size. A folder called “CubeGrowth” has been discovered in game files, which could lend further weight to the speculation that this is all part of upcoming event that developer Epic Games is planning.
As previously stated, Season 6 of Fortnite has kicked off and there have been some pretty significant changes to the game. In addition to a few new areas on the map–thanks to the cube, again–Epic has also introduced a number of new items, including Pets. While they are undoubtedly the cutest new addition, you’ll probably be wanting to see all the new skins and cosmetics, and we have a Season 6 rewards gallery for that. If you need help unlocking these, you can complete Fortnite’s latest challenges using our Season 6 challenge roundup.
Another surprise fans received alongside the launch of Fortnite Season 6 was cross-play on PS4. On September 28, Sony Interactive Entertainment said it had “identified a path towards supporting cross-platform features for select third-party content,” including Fortnite. An open beta that allows for “gameplay, progression, and commerce” across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Mac, Android, iOS of the game is currently underway. If you need a hand with linking your console accounts to Fortnite, we’ve got a guide.