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:
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.