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Fortnite Players Manage to Get Inside Mysterious Purple Cube

Published: 27/Aug/2018 10:27

by Calum Patterson


Fortnite players have managed to get inside the huge, mysterious purple cube which appeared seemingly at random on the battle royale map during week 7 of season 5.

The cube was beamed down from the sky in a purple bolt of lightning, but there is little indication as to what it all means, and developer Epic Games is remaining characteristically tight-lipped.

However, some determined players have worked out a way to get inside the cube – and have a look around, although admittedly there wasn’t much to see.

After players discovered that jumping repeatedly on top of the cube and using your pickaxe would launch you high into the air, it appeared to glitch and drop their character models inside.

We Managed to get inside it (and it was as expected) from r/FortNiteBR

Judging by the darkness and the fact that the teammate’s body was only half visible, it doesn’t look as though it is intended for players to get inside the cube.

Unfortunately this means there are very few clues still as to the significance of it, but that hasn’t stopped avid Fortnite fans speculating.

The most common idea is that the cube is some form of portal through space and time, linking in with the ‘Worlds Collide’ slogan of season 5 in some way.

Some players think a mix of time periods in history could be coming, with a makeover to the map expected in season 6.

Possible clues hint towards a Dinosaur or otherwise prehistoric concept, with large Dinosaur models on the map in the new ‘Paradise Palms’ map location.

Season 5 is expected to end in the first week of October, and Epic Games will likely have more clues and in-game events coming to ramp up the anticipation for whatever they have planned.


Fortnitemares 14.40 Update map changes: Witchshacks, Midas & more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:53

by David Purcell


Epic Games have rolled out their spooky Fortnitemares update in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and there’s a load of map changes to talk about. Here, we look through everything that’s changed in patch v14.40. 

The game is always in line for a wild update every Halloween and the same has happened this year. The dark forces of the battle royale world have come back from the shadows, all to celebrate the return of Midas – who disappeared earlier in the season.

Now, with the huge update on October 21 comes a shakeup for the game’s ever-changing map.

So, let’s run through everything you need to know for the next time you jump from the Battle Bus.

Fortnite Halloween update map changes


Fortnite Witchshacks
Epic Games
These Witchshacks have some very useful items inside.

One of the first things players will notice is that a number of Witchshacks have been dotted around the island. These were found by leaker FortTory, soon after the patch rolled out.

You have to feel, just because of the nature of them and the fact brooms can be found inside, that these will soon become hotspots for players dropping in.

Midas return location

Midas POI fortnite
Epic Games
Also found by FortTory is this Midas location, which looks to be his return location.

This appears to be the place where Midas will rise once again, with candles lit in a circle and the throne sitting in the background.

Soon enough, we’ll get to see what happens here, but an interesting addition nonetheless.

The Ruins POI: Fortnitemares

The Ruins Fortnite
Epic Games
Here’s how it looks in-game.

The game’s middle point of interest has been given a spooky makeover, called The Ruins.

Surrounded by ghouls and who knows what, this could be one of the most dangerous places for members of the community moving forward.

Halloween decorations

Fortnite Halloween props
Epic Games
If entering haunted houses is your thing, Fortnite is definitely worth playing this Halloween.

Some players will have seen many of these prior to the update, but much of the settlements in Epic Games’ popular title are now filled with Halloween props on the inside and out.

Here, we can see huge spiders placed on buildings and webs, so get used to seeing that.

We’ll be updating this article with more map changes as we find them…

Fortnitemares trailer

Last, but not least, you can check out the official Fortnitemares trailer – showing off all of the new features.

It was posted to the Fortnite Twitter account on October 21, once the patch rolled out.

So, there you have it! A jam-packed update for players to sink their teeth into this October.

If you want to see more map changes that those stated in this article, you know what to do – jump into the action!