Yesterday saw Fortnite players around the world jumping into matches to witness the game's second real-time event, this time with a focus on the mysterious cube which has been causing all sorts of trouble in recent times. As is often the case with Fortnite, the event raised more questions than answers, but it's certainly succeeded in exciting the player base once again.
Just like Season Four's rocket blast-off event - which saw said rocket zooming all around the map and eventually leaving giant cracks in the sky, paving the way for Season Five - this event could only be seen at a specific time, with players having to sign in and watch it happen in the moment. At first, the giant cube (which has lovingly been nicknamed Kevin by fans) began to rotate in the sky, with streaks of lightning emanating from its core. Soon, and after quickening the pace, it exploded.
It was then that things got really weird. Players were temporarily transported to a new, very white, very surreal dimension, with everyone simply floating around unable to do anything other than watch. A giant butterfly soon emerged in the sky, flying down to greet the player, before the game decided to fire everyone back down to the map into a new area featuring a rainbow. You can see it for yourself in the video below.
Whether you're a Fortnite pro who loves everything about the game, or violently against the idea of its very existence for reasons unknown, it's hard to ignore the excitement and spectacle that a real-time event can bring to a game. Players are naturally unsure what will happen next, and seeing the usually familiar world of your favourite game suddenly evolve before your eyes is wonderfully engrossing.