we saw excavation unearth something huge and Loot Lake, some sort of metal…area that has a central circular door, and now has five prongs that are beginning to broadcast holographic runes.
What is this thing and what is it doing? Even leakers are stumped, as whatever event is going to happen, no one can quite get a handle on what it will be. Something with a beam of light, maybe. That’s really the only concrete thing I’ve heard.
But I have a theory of my own. I think we are seeing the top of a giant flying saucer buried in the Fortnite map. One that could very well rise out of the earth and rip up a huge chunk of the map as it does so.
Why do I think this? Two reasons.
First, what we’re seeing with our own eyes. Yes, the part at Loot Lake just…looks like a flying saucer, but I think we’re underestimating just how big this thing is. We have to remember that this extends all the way to the third dig site east of Loot Lake, and when you pull back, this is the potential area of thing. It’s massive, and a circular pattern seems like the right size for a very large space ship.
Past this, I think there are lore reasons as well. Er, as much lore as Fortnite v bucks generatorcan generate, that is.
What we are witnessing appears to be the entire endgame of the comet/Visitor storyline. To recap:
A comet crashed to earth containing The Visitor, clearing from another planet.
The Visitor launched a rocket which tore open a dimension rift in the sky.
Out of that rift came the Cube, which rolled around and made its way to Loot Lake where it dissolved, the hovered, then blew up.
And now underneath that exact spot, we see this giant, clearly alien-looking device? I don’t think that’s a coincidence, and this could be the thing that gets The Visitor home. That’s why he summoned the Cube which went to this exact spot and eventually, got this thing unearthed. Or, the Cube actually summoned it here back when it was spinning in the air and blowing up, hence the vortex below it. That implies this may not have been there until the Cube got here, and the Cube was the one to bring it here.
It’s weird, because I thought we were done with this plotline, as the Ice King and Fire King and Ruin seem to have little to do with any of this, but perhaps I’m missing some connection there.
The point is, I think it would be a bit of a letdown if this was just a “door in the floor.” But it would absolutely be Epic topping themselves, which they are always trying to do, if a flying saucer ripped itself out of the earth and either left, or became a new zone by itself.