What’s the Deal with Fortnite’s Purple Lightning and Cube?

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Something strange is afoot in Fortnite. After the start of week 7 of season 5, a huge rift opened above the desert and began spewing purple lightning at the vegetation in the area. One by one, the cacti were destroyed until eventually, a giant purple cube appear in their place.

Purple Bouncy Cube

What's the Deal with Fortnite's Purple Lightning and Cube?
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Shortly after noon on Friday, a giant purple cube appeared on the map.

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It appears to be harmless, though quite bouncy. PC Gamer has discovered that shooting it is ill-advised. As of this moment, we’re still unsure what its purpose is, but Epic Games clearly has something special planned for everyone.

Stay tuned for further updates to this developing story. In the meantime, you may want to head over to our Fortnite Guide Hub to work on some of those week seven challenges.