What is the Fortnite purple cube, what’s inside it and is it a preview for Season 6?

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FORTNITE has players intrigued by the introduction of a giant purple cube that is the first clue on the way to uncovering the mystery behind season six.

Here’s everything you need to know about when the cube appeared and even what’s inside…

Big changes are coming in Fortnite

What is the Fortnite purple cube and when did it appear?

The start of Fortnite season five introduced players to temporal rifts which, as the season has progressed, has culminated into a large purple storm manifesting from a rift in the desert.

On August 24, 2018, the lightening resulted in the appearance of a mysterious purple cube, that gives off residual energy that can cause harm to players if messed around with.

However, then the cube started to move and fans online have figured out that the cube would roll for just one turn, roughly every two hours.

In the build-up to the start of season five, Epic introduced a one-time-only rocket launch that resulted in the crack in the sky that signalled the birth of the Rifts.

One user has charted the cube’s movements that leads fans to believe it will end up somewhere near Loot Lake

What’s inside?

Some enterprising Reddit users managed to break into the cube, and inside they found… not much.

It’s dark, though it does have some funky lighting effects.

Given you aren’t meant to be able to get in, the fact the inside is empty isn’t too surprising.

Don’t read too much into it – it’s entirely possible it may unfold into a tesseract and open an inter-dimensional portal. Or not.

Is it a preview for Season 6?

A popular theory is the cube has something to do with the ultimate season five battle pass Road Trip skin, otherwise known as the Enforcer.

The tagline of the new skin is “Balance and Order must be Restored”.

This has led fans to speculate that the cube is going on a “Road Trip” to restore balance to the Fortnite map.

Season Five’s overarching theme was Worlds Collide which further speculates the cube will act as a portal between time periods and will signal major changes to the map come season six.

Collect points to claim Victory Royale in this new Limited Time Mode. Whoever has the most points at the end of the match wins.

What are the other Fortnite challenges?

Remember, you can still do any of last week’s challenges that you’ve missed — so check out our guide to searching where the Stone Heads are looking.

If you want to find out the FULL list of challenges including a handy guide on completing the more difficult ones, click HERE.

For those who are new to Fortnite, the weekly challenges help you rank up quickly and unlock different outfits, gliders and emotes for your character.

If you are hoping to get the tier-100 Ragnarok outfit you will need to complete these challenges.

Lots of damage and plenty of ammo. This multi-barrelled Flintlock weapon has quite a kick, just ask the Husks you use it on.

When was Fortnite season 5 released and what were the changes?

Fortnite Season 5 was officially released on July 12, 2018, and a new Battle Pass brought new skins, emotes and locations to change the look of the map.

As always a new Battle Pass brings with it plenty of new skins, emotes and pickaxes and the main customisable upgradeable skins this time are called Drift and Ragnarok.

It will include vehicles, with a new All Terrain Kart, which holds up to four people and has a bounce pad on the roof.

Original location Anarchy Aches has also paved way for the introduction of beachside holiday site Lazy Links.


Moisty Mire has also been wiped from memory in place of a new desert biome called Paradise Palms, a tropical-themed location in the south-east area of the map.

The desert has “unique ambient audio”, while other areas will be getting their own versions “in future updates”, according to Epic Games.

Competitive play with a HUGE prize pool is also on the way, but this is separate from this patch.

For a limited time period, Fortnite’s birthday challenges were available to complete to celebrate the game’s one-year anniversary.