It looks like Epic Games began messing with players early for Fortnite Season 4. Something mysterious showed up on the island and it’s giving off a Lost vibe.
After the Fortnite servers went down Tuesday morning for the 4.1 patch, players discovered something new in Wailing Woods: a hatch. The metal structure is indestructible and as of right now, serves no purpose whatsoever. Players can take a look in the gaps of the hatch to see there is a small shaft and then the ground, but that’s it. As the case with anything Epic Games does in Fortnite, there is a reason why this is here.
This method did give a better view of what’s underneath, and in one video, you can see a grenade bounce off the ground and go out of view showing that there is a wider space underneath. However, this method simply removed the texture of one side of the hatch, but technically, it’s still there and players cannot fall through the empty space.
As the case with the Fortnite Easter eggs, there are a few theories about the hatch.
On one side of the hatch is a drawing and some symbols, but no one has yet to connect the dots on what they could mean. Considering that aliens invaded the island in Fortnite Season 4, this could be related.
Catch a Ride
Another theory is that it could be a sign of vehicles coming to Fortnite. The size of the hatch is just big enough to hold a small vehicle like an ATV or motorcycle. In the Fortnite FAQ, Epic said they currently have no plans for vehicle, but that was written some time ago.
It’s Lost All Over Again
Then there are also people linking the structure to the mysterious hatch found in the Season 1 finale of Lost. Although this hatch doesn’t have some underground living space like in the TV show, there is a possibility that this could be an opening for some below-the-surface passageways that will eventually connect due to all the craters now found on the island.
So far, no one has a definitive idea of what the hatch means. Players will have to wait until the next Fortnite update to see if Epic gives some more clues to this Season 4 mystery.