The saga of the mysterious cube in Fortnite: Battle Royale continues. After destroying a newer building in Tilted Towers, the cube–as fans predicted–has made its way to Loot Lake. There, it sank or melt into the water, altering the makeup of the entire area but without indicating exactly what’s next for the game or Season 6.
As shown in the video below from YouTube user Laytxn, the slow march of the cube saw its next roll send it into the lake. It begins to emanate a sort of purple shroud into the nearby water, and after a brief moment where it seems as if it may float, it instead slowly sinks (or melts). As this happens, Loot Lake begins to turn purple, and it now has the same bounce properties the cube itself did.
The slow descent of the cube–perhaps the last time we’ll see it–is capped off with some ominous music but no Terminator-style thumbs up, which just seems rude after all the time we’ve spent following it.
So what’s next? Players have theorized where things might be headed, and it seems clear that the cube is somehow tied to the incoming Season 6. As of yet, though, it’s unclear what will definitely happen. This pre-Season 6 rollout has been slower than that of Seasons 4 and 5, where it was clear that the comet would crash and anachronistic objects and areas would come through the rift, respectively.
We’ll of course continue to monitor what’s next and report back with any further developments. It seems as if Epic plans to continue evolving the island map, rather than introducing a new one, but it’s always possible it will throw a curveball and surprise everyone.
Season 5 officially ends on September 25. If Epic holds to the same release pattern as it has in the past, Season 6’s start date could come immediately after that.