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.

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