Fortnite's Rift in the Sky Continues to Shrink After V5.3.0 Update - Dexerto

Fortnite’s Rift in the Sky Continues to Shrink After V5.3.0 Update

Published: 23/Aug/2018 15:25 Updated: 23/Aug/2018 15:35

by DG Goldstein


The infamous ‘Rift’ above the Fortnite: Battle Royale map continues to shrink in size.

Ever since the beginning of Season 5 introduced the massive rift, Epic Games has made adjustments to its prominence in the sky over the course of multiple weeks.

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With the implementation of the V5.3.0 patch on August 23, players noticed that the Rift is now a fraction of its former size and may reportedly close-up entirely in the future.

The adjustment can be viewed below via /u/carrareddit from the FortniteBR subreddit.

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Some community members believe that the Rift shrinkage could be tied to the ‘Cube’ in-game event which was found via dataminers after the V5.3.0 patch and may feature some sort of rocket launch.


Recent leaks have suggested that Season 5 will now conclude on October 2, rather than its original end-date of September 25. Although, it should be noted that this has yet to be confirmed by Epic Games.

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Epic Games has become known for their theatrics when it comes to ending a Fortnite Season, meaning that fans and players will likely need to wait and see what they have in store.

More information on the V5.3.0 update in Fortnite: Battle Royale including new additions, patch notes, and much more can be found right here.