'Fortnite' Update: Rift Shrinks, but What Does It Mean for Season 6?

What's going to happen next?

At the beginning of August, one data miner found a bit of code suggesting an event would happen on August 21 in Fortnite: Battle Royale. With Wednesday’s update, players saw something different in the sky, which could be tied to this upcoming event and maybe even Season 6.

Fortnite players who looked at the sky on Wednesday saw the infamous “crack in the sky” was now smaller by quite a lot. There’s no explanation on why it reduced in size, but it’s definitely noticeable.

Spreading crack in 'Fortnite'.


The crack, now known as the Rift, started after the rocket launch event at the end of June that led to the finale of Fortnite: Battle Royale Season 4. It started off quite large and continued to spread over the weeks.

Then on Wednesday, Fortnite: Battle Royale data miner Fornitee_Leaks tweeted a picture of the new sky where the rift is hardly visible.

This naturally leads to questions of what’s going on. Since the beginning of Fortnite: Battle Royale Season 5, there are few instances of any advancements of the season’s storyline. There have been no major events, no clues of anything happening, and no hints otherwise from Epic Games. Considering the amount of effort the company exerted in the past to promote a season’s storyline, from comets in the sky to a one-time event seen in all games at the same time, Season 5 has been fairly quiet in comparison.

Maybe this shrinking of the Rift in the sky is the beginning of something big happening in Fortnite: Battle Royale? Players will have wait to find out on August 21.

In the meantime, one thing that will change in Fortnite: Battle Royale is the new Heavy Sniper. In less than a day, players already found new ways to make use of the powerful weapon that could alter how the game is played permanently.

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