For the past few weeks, the floating island that debuted with Fortnite's Season 6 has been making its way around the battle royale map, collecting runes and leaving mysterious craters in its wake. Today the floating island has made its last stop, and the runes have actually started drifting towards it.
Fortnite fans have noted that the runes started flying to the floating island overnight, and are slowly making their way to its current location. It's hard to say what exactly will happen when the runes reach the floating island, but it's possible major changes to the map will take place. At the very least, changes to the floating island can be expected, though what those changes end up being is anyone's guess at this point.
Fans believe the runes meeting the floating island will trigger a special in-game event, but again, that's just speculation. We have no confirmed details about what will happen when the runes meet the floating island, but luckily fans shouldn't have to wait too much longer to find out. Now that the floating island has finally collected all of the runes, answers should come within the next few days.
Some people believe the runes will reach the floating island within the next day or so, but others think that they won't reach the floating island until next Wednesday, when the next Fortnite update is expected to drop. This would make some sense, as Epic could add whatever it's planning with the floating island plus any other additional content it has planned for the increasingly popular battle royale game.
While the floating island itself may be permanently changed after the runes reach it, fans can count on the corrupted areas and the Shadow Stones staying in the game until the end of the season. That's because there are multiple challenges involving them, and removing them from the game would mean some Fortnite players would be unable to complete their battle pass.
Whatever Epic decides to do with the floating island, we should have answers within the next week or so.
Fortnite is out now in early access for iOS, Android, PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.