Giant Purple Cube Appears After Massive Lightning Strike in Fortnite - Dexerto

Giant Purple Cube Appears After Massive Lightning Strike in Fortnite

Published: 24/Aug/2018 21:33 Updated: 24/Aug/2018 21:34

by Albert Petrosyan


Another unusual event has taken place in Fortnite Battle Royale, as a large, mysterious, purple cube has appeared in the Paradise Palms location.

The box appeared immediately after a massive lightning strike had taken place at the exact point on the map.

Players began flooding social media with images and videos of the giant cube suddenly appearing in Fortnite on August 24.

Here are a pair of videos, courtesy of ‘@LootLakeBR‘  showing the cube forming right at the spot where lightning had struck just moments before.

According to player reports, anyone who makes contact with the cube bounces off of it and is immediately granted Shield.

However, whoever attempts to hit the cube with their pickaxe will be send flying backwards and inflicted with fall damage, while those who shoot at the cube will be struck by lightning and potentially killed.

If anyone is eliminated as a result of an interaction with the cube, the following message appears in the kill feed:

Fortnite Insider

This in-game event took place without any advanced notice from Epic Games, and they have not provided any new information about the cube or the nature of its appearance.

This is just another one of several odd occurrences that have taken place in Fortnite since the recent launch of the v5.30 Update, and it is not yet clear as to whether this has anything to do with the next Season.


Ali-A uncovers teasers for future Fortnite skins: Matrix, Witcher, Ant-Man & more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:13

by Daniel Megarry


YouTuber and longtime Fortnite superfan Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has discovered big clues for more crossover skins that could be coming soon to the game.

Season 5 of Fortnite kicked off with a bang as The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda arrived on The Island. Since then, we’ve seen God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and even Predator get their own skins.

So who’s coming next? Well, Ali-A has some ideas based on a hint list that was sent to him by Fortnite creators Epic Games themselves, and it seems as though more epic movie crossovers are on their way.

The Matrix 4
Warner Bros.
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In a new video celebrating the arrival of Terminator, Ali-A also revisited a list of items that he’d been sent by Epic Games, with each item acting as a teaser for a ‘hunter’ that would be coming to the game at some point during Season 5.

It appears that many hints on the list have already been discovered: The cup is The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda; the sunglasses are Terminator; the face paint is Kratos; the mud mask is Predator; and the syrup is Mancake, for example.

As for the remaining items on the list, there are some very interesting theories about who they could relate to, and which iconic characters could be coming to The Island next.

Ali-A explains that the Ant-Farm item is most likely a hint at Ant-Man finally joining the game, as he was given his own point of interest during Season 4’s Marvel extravaganza but was never added as a character.

The red and blue jellybeans could be a hint towards characters from The Matrix. This will likely be either Neo or Trinity, as they’re both set to return in the upcoming sequel Matrix 4 that’s due out later in 2021.

Tokens also appear as an item on the list, and Ali-A believes this is a hint towards The Witcher protagonist Geralt, especially as the Netflix adaptation of the game features a song called Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher
A crossover with The Witcher could be coming to Fortnite.

A baseball bat could be a hint towards Scout from Team Fortress 2, or it could have pointed to The Walking Dead crossover that already happened. Similarly, space bananas could be a hint towards Samus Aran from Metroid, or it could have just been about Master Chief.

Elsewhere, the golden back scratcher is likely going to represent the long-rumored Female Midas skin, as it links up with the ‘Midas Touch’ myth. As for the hand wraps, even Ali-A is unsure what they could hint towards, but it could be a boxer of some sort.

We’ll have to wait and see whether any of these crossover skin predictions come true before Season 5 of Fortnite comes to an end on March 15, 2021.