Fortnite Players Want To Know Where The Cube Is Headed

Fortnite Players Want To Know Where The Cube Is Headed

Last week, the giant rift in Fortnite’s sky started spewing lightning until it finally dropped a glowing alien cube on the map. The cube has started moving and changing the landscape, encouraging players to sleuth out where it’s ultimately headed and what will happen when it gets there.

The saga technically started back in May when a giant comet fell on Dusty Depot. This set off a chain of events leading to a rocket launch that cracked open the sky and scattered strange, time bending anomalies around the map.

The crack began shooting lightning last week, destroying a circle of cacti southwest of Paradise Palms before dropping a massive cube. The cube was initially dormant, although players standing near it would slowly receive shields. But then the cube started to move.

Starting last Sunday, the cube’s been moving about once every 51 minutes. Initial attempts to track the cube’s course led one intrepid player to calculate the centre of the cube multiple times. This led them to believe that the cube would travel in a straight line towards the centre of the map.

The truth is more complicated; the cube’s path is less direct, but calculations seem to place it on a similar trajectory. It will soon rest south of Loot Lake.


During this travel process, the cube left a glyph on the ground south of Salty Springs. The area around the glyph has a slow gravity effect similar to those granted by the hop rocks that littered Dusty Divot.

Players in a massive tracking thread on the game’s Reddit claim to have datamined seven other event flags for placing down runes. This would suggest that there’s at least six more glyphs on the horizon. This information supposedly includes a “MoveToLake” and “Lake” flag, leading players to wonder if the cube will end up in Loot Lake or somehow create a lake of its own.

Fornite’s current battle pass season ends on September 25, which suggests there’s still a fair amount of time before the cube completes its journey, if it’s going to follow the trend of Season Three’s comet or Season Four’s rocket.

In the meantime, here’s a map plotting out the cube’s route and projected movement times just in case you want to play amateur scientist and observe the cube in its full glory.


  • Has anyone tried digging into with a pickaxe? You never know, you could become the next “God” of Godus!

    • I have. It responds quite aggressively if you attack it, hitting the closest person with lightning. Quite amusing when you hit it at range and some poor sap nearby is eliminated.

  • I don’t really like Fortnite and you can say what you will about the fandom associated with it, but I will admit I personally find all these map changes and strange happenings fun to follow. It’s kind of ingenious to keep a single map interesting by having strange detective hunts, mind games and generally doing weird stuff every month.

    • That’s kinda my takeaway as well. Fortnite seems to have hit its peak hype now, and the number of stories seems to be dropping down to something far more normal, so its not so bad reading a story like this.

      I wont play the game, but the way they’re keeping it fresh is interesting. Its fresh to see it evolve over time, and not just be a complete new map to relearn. It also reflects real life more, where how we live daily is a fluid process, adapting and changing around us as we do our daily stuff.

      I hope other games learn from this and do similar evolving maps rather than just static snapshots that don’t change.

  • I’m going to get flamed for this but I cannot stand this game and I find the constant barrage of coverage to be irritating af.

    • I feel the same about a few games. The trick to not getting annoyed at the coverage is to scroll on past those stories.

      Mind blown when I realised I didn’t need to read them!

    • I don’t play it myself, but I like that the dev’s are doing something different that is quite intriguing. Probably why it’s so popular, or at least in part.

    • I’m going to get flamed for this but I cannot stand this game and I find the constant barrage of coverage to be irritating af.

      Then why did you click on the article, Read it and then comment?

      The problem you have is easily solved but you seemingly dont want to solve it.

  • Fortnite Battle Royale players want to know. The forgotten original “Save the World” couldn’t care less and just carries on with the scraps left over and just gets the most annoying/least useful changes from BR thrust upon it.
    Thankfully, Fortnite StW is still enjoyable to play so far, and I hope that it gets the same love from the devs when it goes F2P as BR is currently enjoying.

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