Watch Fortnite's mysterious purple cube melt

The big news on the Fortnite front is, once again, the cube—the mysterious purple block that's been slowly working its way across the landscape. Today it finally took a much anticipated plunge into Loot Lake—and disappeared. 

Actually, what happened is that it seemed to melt, turning the waters of the lake a soothing pale purple before disappearing entirely. Then, a flash! And the lake sort of became solid—not exactly frozen, but clearly very bouncy. Strange symbols are visible just beneath the surface of the water, but what they mean is anybody's guess at this point. 

All I can say for sure is that something is happening, and we'll keep you updated. You can watch the big melt job, courtesy of squatingdog, down below.

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Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.