Other than the giant crack in the sky, there were only two remnants of the rocket launch on the Fortnite map yesterday. One was a crashed booster rocket which landed in Anarchy Acres. The second was some sort of shimmering breach that appeared outside Lonely Lodge.
While originally I thought that “visit shimmering breaches” might end up being some sort of challenge, it appears that something…else is happening instead.
The breach, a day later, has already expanded. It now looks more like the crack in the sky than what it looked like yesterday. Here’s a before photo, where the shimmer is barely visible:
And an after photo, showing the breach expansion today:
You will notice that something else is missing as well. That would be the Lonely Lodge sign that was originally out front. It appears that when this breach expands, it actually…eats things, too. The Lodge itself should be next if this continues.
The breach doesn’t do anything if you go near it (it won’t eat you), but this suggests to me two things:
- If this continues to expand, we’re going to see either something come out of it (Leviathan!) or we’ll see it consume an entire zone like it did the sign, replacing it with something else.
- Bigger picture, this also implies that Epic might actually be starting to do live daily updates, which would be a change from weekly map alterations, which we saw throughout season 3. They just figured out how to do a live rocket launch. Now maybe they’re patching in small changes like this every day.
Clearly the potential for this is massive, and this breach in particular is going to be something to keep an eye on. So far, there are not reports of any other breaches like this in the map, except of course for the giant one in the sky. Some people are saying that the sky breach is a little bigger than yesterday, but honestly I haven’t noticed that, so I’m not sure.
I already wrote about my two different theories for the sky crack, which I guess now translate into this smaller breach as well. The theories, a time rift or a dimensional rift, still hold, and I am extremely curious to see how this develops. Fortnite has essentially turned into LOST now with its endless parade of map mysteries, and I absolutely love it.
I’m going to keep an eye on this breach, and if you see any more pop up on the map, do let me know. Now we don’t have to wait for the week’s big update, changes might be coming every day.
Here’s one more shot I took of the small crack against the larger crack. New desktop wallpaper? Don’t mind if I do.
UPDATE: It’s not the only rift. Another rift has appeared at the motel. So, we have no idea where this ends, really. Keep those eyes peeled. I expect the map will be peppered with these soon enough.