Fortnite fans are counting down to the rumoured Golden Cube event.
Launching as part of the Fortnitemares season, it’s believed the Golden Cube event will coincide with the release of update 18.21.
Fortnite update 18.21 is expected to have an October 19 release date and a 9am BST UK launch time.
The update is already in the staging server, so it’s almost guaranteed to launch this week.
The possibility of an event was suggested by Fortnite insider Hypex following last week’s patch.
“There’s a chance that we’re gonna get a mini event next Tuesday to add Cube Town in the middle of the map,” reads a Hypex tweet.
Based on the evidence, the Cubes reach the middle of the island at the time of the update.
Cube Town was also removed from the files last week, while downtime is scheduled for October 19.
In a series of follow-up tweets and leaks, fans believe they have discovered one of the event’s potential rewards.
“In case you don’t know yet, this full-body silhouette of the Queen was added to the files in the latest update!” reads a recent tweet.
“It will be used as a banner, so it’s 99% a reward for the Fortnitemares event which will probably start after the update in 2 days.”
Other new items include the Sideways Scythe, which could be added during the event.
The weapon – which was recently updated in-game – will reportedly do double damage when used.
Speaking of Fortnite, Epic Games has announced details about the upcoming Batman crossover.
“You may remember The Foundation at the bottom of the ocean, activating after a long slumber. But this ocean was not the Island’s. The Foundation has found himself in Gotham Harbor, and in Gotham he detects energy from the Zero Point.
“Following the Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point series, the standalone Batman/Fortnite: Foundation comic lands in stores on October 26, 2021.
“Like the Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point comics, Batman/Fortnite: Foundation includes a redeemable code for a bonus DC-themed Fortnite digital item inspired by the comic’s events. The item that goes with Batman/Fortnite: Foundation?
“From the new Dark Multiverse Set, The Batman Who Laughs Outfit! Also from the Set, the code additionally unlocks the Robin’s Perch Back Bling and Dark Days Loading Screen.”