Cube/Island Timeline

With the cube resurfacing on the underside of Loot Lake's (now floating) island in Season 6, we thought a run down of everything that has happened so far would be useful for people who aren't caught up.

August 24, 2018

Following a day of lightning strikes in one particular location, the cube was created by a final strike in the south-eastern portion of the map:

August 25, 2018

The cube began to move just over one day after its creation at a rate of 14 rotations per day or once every 1 hour, 43 minutes approximately.

August 28, 2018

After moving consistently for several days, the first low-gravity dome was created when the cube activated near Fatal Fields.

August 29, 2018

The cube remained in place for just over 24 hours before starting to move once again. A rune was left in the place of activation.

This time it rotated every 53 minutes and 39 seconds.

September 1, 2018

Activation point two. The cube created a new low-gravity dome on the hill near Greasy Grove and remained in place while a new rune was created.

September 2, 2018

A new rune was revealed and the cube began to move again every 47 minutes and 30 seconds.

September 4, 2018

The cube stopped again near Salty Springs and Dusty Divot. You've probably noticed a pattern by now.

September 5, 2018

Rune three was revealed. Cube began to move every 49 minutes and 40 seconds.

September 7, 2018

A new low-gravity dome was created near Retail Row.

September 8, 2018

Rune four revealed. Cube was now moving every 38 minutes and 55 seconds.

September 10, 2018

The cube stopped at Wailing Woods. A new low-gravity dome was created.

September 11, 2018

The cube began to move once again, this time every 42 minutes and 59 seconds. A fifth rune was revealed.

September 13, 2018

Lazy Links now had a low-gravity dome.

September 14, 2018

Rune six. Cube was now moving every 36 minutes and 27 seconds.

September 16, 2018

A seventh and final low-gravity dome was created near Pleasant Park.

September 17, 2018

The final rune was revealed and the cube was now moving every 27 minutes and 42 seconds towards its final destination.

September 18, 2018

The cube passed through Tilted Towers, partially destroying a building.

September 19, 2018

Final destination. The cube had reached Loot Lake.

When it made contact with the water, it began to dissolve with its contents spread throughout the lake.

Once the cube was fully dissolved, the water in the lake was replaced with a solid and bouncy surface.

Season 5 ended with the lake in this state. After 26 days, here's a map showing the Cube's path via @Siloxleaks:

September 27, 2018

The cube emerged with Loot Lake island, as shown in the trailer for Season 6:

September 29, 2018

The island began to move west towards Loot Lake's factories. Timings are currently unknown, this post will be updated frequently.

September 30, 2018

The island reached the final rune that was placed during Season 5. It was lifted from the ground and a number of volcanic vents formed in the surrounding area.

The cube also began to spread into underground parts of the island, suggesting growth as the season progresses.

October 2, 2018

The island began to move again and a purple beam of light shines above the rune.

October 3, 2018

The island reached Greasy Grove and further spread to higher parts of the island:

October 6, 2018

The rune at Fatal Fields was activated next:

October 9, 2018

The floating island then moved on to Retail Row and activated the fourth rune:

October 12, 2018

Five down. The rune at Wailing Woods was activated:

October 15, 2018

One to go. The sixth rune near Lazy Links was activated and the house has been covered by the cube's growth:

October 18, 2018

The island reached the final rune, nothing much happened.

October 20, 2018

The runes moved across the map and surrounded the main island. A little later, they fell to the ground and the island began to move again:

October 21, 2018

The island moved back above its original position and a portal formed in the sky:

October 23, 2018

The portal grew progressively larger, building up to Fortnitemares:

October 24, 2018

The island exploded with the release of Fortnitemares, but it continued to float above Leaky Lake:

October 26, 2018

Cracks began to form on the Cube:

October 27, 2018

The Cube continued to crack, with more visible lines: