Mysterious Giant Purple Block Shows Up in Fortnite as Rift Closes

A random, giant purple cube has appeared in Fortnite's in-game map and it behaves rather odd if you attempt to damage it.

on August 24, 2018 11:17 PM

Ever since the game’s Battle Royale mode was released, Fortnite has had a bit of a tradition of randomly adding small features and hints to the map before the next content season starts, and today is no different. At a random point today, the in-game map updated once again and it added something completely out of left field, even for Fortnite standards.

At the peak of a mountain in Paradise Palms, located at the bottom right-hand corner of the map, a giant, purple block has appeared from a lightning bolt in the sky. Not much is known about the block, but if you try and shoot at it or cause any type of damage to it, it’ll shoot a bolt of electricity at you, knock you back or up for miles. You can check out two images of the block in a gallery at the end of the article.

In other Fortnite news, yesterday Epic Games added a brand new mode to the game and a Rift-to-Go item which allows you to automatically teleport into the air.

Fortnite is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Nintendo Switch, as well as iOS and Android devices.

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Tanner Pierce is a Staff Writer at DualShockers.com. When he isn't writing, he is pursuing a major in Journalism at the University of Central Florida.