Fortnite cube is the event that has that has sparked plenty of mystery in Battle Royale.
The Fortnite cube appeared on the Battle Royale map on Friday, August 24 in the spot that lightning had been hitting in Paradise Palms.
Since then the mysterious purple cube has been on the move in Fortnite with the cube moving every one hour and 43 minutes.
The Fortnite cube is taking its time reaching its mysterious destination, with the cube only taking one step at each movement interval.
It’s been rumoured that the Fortnite cube could be heading to Loot Lake and once it activates it’s expected to signal some big map changes.
Fortnite Battle Royale players, however, are none the wiser as to when the Fortnite cube will finally stop moving and turn on.
However, pooling together a number of sources might given an indication as to when the Fortnite cube will turn on.
On Wednesday the Fortnite cube broke new ground and did something for the first time since appearing.
Fortnite cube - Is this when the Fortnite cube will turn on and activate?
The Fortnite cube on that day after taking a step left a mysterious purple rune burned into the ground.
The Fortnite Battle Royale Leaks Twitter account said this will happen six more times before the Fortnite cube finally activates - possibly by a lake.
In a post online they revealed: “The cube left a rune burned into the ground as it moved!
“According to this picture, it'll move 6 more times and leave 6 more runes burned in the ground before reaching a lake and then activating”.
Fortnite cube - The Fortnite cube left a mysterious rune burned in the ground after moving
So far the Fortnite cube has been moving like clockwork, with it taking a step every one hour and 43 minutes.
It took five days since the Fortnite cube first appeared for it to take a step and then leave behind its first rune.
If the Fortnite cube continues moving at the same speed, and leaving behind a rune at the same rate, then calculations may show when it will activate.
Using that hypothesis, it would mean the Fortnite cube would next take a step and leave behind a rune (its second out of seven) on Monday, September 3.
Fortnite cube - The Fortnite cube appeared in the spot lightning was hitting
And then the seventh and final rune would be left behind on Friday, September 28.
This would be a full five weeks after the Fortnite cube first appeared.
It remains to be seen whether the Fortnite cube immediately activates after leaving behind the seventh and final rune.
Alternatively, after leaving behind that final rune, it could move for another five days before at last activating.
Fortnite cube - The Fortnite cube is covered in mysterious symbols
If that is the case, then the Fortnite cube would activate at the latest on Wednesday, October 3.
This is an important date for one big reason.
Throughout Fortnite season 5, there has been a countdown running showing how much time is left in the current Battle Pass.
At first, the timer showed that Fortnite season 5 would end on Monday, September 17, but this was later changed to Monday, September 24.
Fortnite cube - The Fortnite cube has been moving every one hour and 43 minutes
However, it has now been rumoured that the Fortnite season 6 release date has been pushed back even further.
The Fortnite Battle Royale Leaks Twitter has claimed that the Fortnite season 5 end date could get delayed until Tuesday, October 2.
With past Fortnite season crossovers, the new Battle Pass has begun the day the previous one finished.
So, that means that Fortnite season 6 could launch on Wednesday, October 3 - the same date estimates show the cube could activate on.
Fortnite cube - Fans are wondering where the Fortnite cube is moving to
If this is the case, then that would be the perfect way for Epic Games to build up anticipation for the brand new season of Fortnite.
The Fortnite cube is rumoured to activate by Loot Lake and bring with it huge map changes.
Before the cube went live the Fortnite Leakage Twitter account discovered proof of the mysterious event.
Fortnite cube - The Fortnite cube could activate at the start of Fortnite season 6
On Thursday, August 23 they posted: “BIG EVENT! Some weird event called "Cube" will occur.
“There's some REALLY weird sounds (which I'll post soon) and some other stuff relating to "Crack Lightning".
“It's probably gonna move around the map like a rocket v2 of sorts. Oh yeah, and it's also linked with new map changes!”
One upcoming rumoured map change is the addition of a new Crazy Castle point of interest which was allegedly leaked in a recent Fortnite promo.