Fortnite fans were baffled when the mysterious cube, known affectionately as Kevin, exploded mid-game. 

The one-off event triggered a stunned ceasefire as Kevin slowly rotated in the sky before turning the entire screen white.

Kevin’s swansong climaxed when it shattered and created an unusual state of purgatory for all users currently online. 

Every person on the platform at that moment was briefly transcended into a blissful realm bereft of violence with a unique cut-scene featuring a large butterfly.

After crashing back to reality when the butterfly touched them, gamers found the hovering cube had disappeared and Lake Loot was now populated with islands.

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Kevin's swansong climaxed when it shattered and produced a blinding white light and created an unusual state of purgatory for all users currently online

Kevin's swansong climaxed when it shattered and produced a blinding white light and created an unusual state of purgatory for all users currently online

Kevin’s swansong climaxed when it shattered and produced a blinding white light and created an unusual state of purgatory for all users currently online

Every person on the platform at that moment was briefly transcended into a blissful realm bereft of violence and it with a unique cut-scene with a large butterfly

Every person on the platform at that moment was briefly transcended into a blissful realm bereft of violence and it with a unique cut-scene with a large butterfly

Every person on the platform at that moment was briefly transcended into a blissful realm bereft of violence and it with a unique cut-scene with a large butterfly

Kevin first appeared in August and had been steadily migrating around the map. 

A month later it reached Loot Lake and appeared to melt into the body of water. 

After a week submerged in the map Kevin reappeared at the star of Season six when it rose out of the lake carrying one of the islands. 

This piece of land soon fell to land and Kevin began to crack in advance of the grand finale. 

Gamers took to Twitter to discuss the event.

One user, known as Maghan Ray, pointed out the remarkable comparison with a butterfly effect. 

Fellow gamer and popular Twitch and YouTube star Ninja said: ‘Magical event Fortnite. Thank you.’      

Another Fortnite fan heralded the event and paid homage to the departed cube with a sombre message. 

He said: ‘This Fortnite event was so sick. (Also rip the cube).’ 

Gamers took to Twitter to discuss the event. One user, known as Maghan Ray, pointed out the remarkable comparison with a butterfly effect

Gamers took to Twitter to discuss the event. One user, known as Maghan Ray, pointed out the remarkable comparison with a butterfly effect

Gamers took to Twitter to discuss the event. One user, known as Maghan Ray, pointed out the remarkable comparison with a butterfly effect

Fellow gamer and popular Twitch and YouTube star Ninja said: 'Magical event Fortnite. Thank you'

Fellow gamer and popular Twitch and YouTube star Ninja said: 'Magical event Fortnite. Thank you'

Fellow gamer and popular Twitch and YouTube star Ninja said: ‘Magical event Fortnite. Thank you’

Another Fortnite fan heralded the event and paid homage to the departed cube with a sombre message. He said: 'This Fortnite event was so sick. (Also rip the cube)'

Another Fortnite fan heralded the event and paid homage to the departed cube with a sombre message. He said: 'This Fortnite event was so sick. (Also rip the cube)'

Another Fortnite fan heralded the event and paid homage to the departed cube with a sombre message. He said: ‘This Fortnite event was so sick. (Also rip the cube)’

In memory of the much-loved virtual cube, Epic Games, developers of Fortnite, released a series of  ‘Lil Kevin’ challenges.

This allows gamers to unlock back bling as a memorial to the cube which is now thought to be gone forever. 

When Samsung revealed the Note 9 it announced that Fortnite will be available on the gadget, the first Android device to host the game.  

It is now available on all android devices as well as Xbox, PlayStation, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Mac and PC.

Although Fortnite is free-to-play, players have to pay for V-Bucks, which can be used to buy new outfits and weapons inside the video game. 

Kevin first appeared in August and had been steadily migrating around the map. A month later it reached Loot Lake and appeared to melt into the body of water

Kevin first appeared in August and had been steadily migrating around the map. A month later it reached Loot Lake and appeared to melt into the body of water

Kevin first appeared in August and had been steadily migrating around the map. A month later it reached Loot Lake and appeared to melt into the body of water

In memory of the much-loved virtual cube, Epic Games, developers of Fortnite, released a series of 'Lil Kevin' challenges. This allows gamers to unlock back bling as a memorial to the cube which is now thought to be gone forever

In memory of the much-loved virtual cube, Epic Games, developers of Fortnite, released a series of 'Lil Kevin' challenges. This allows gamers to unlock back bling as a memorial to the cube which is now thought to be gone forever

In memory of the much-loved virtual cube, Epic Games, developers of Fortnite, released a series of ‘Lil Kevin’ challenges. This allows gamers to unlock back bling as a memorial to the cube which is now thought to be gone forever

WHAT IS FORTNITE?

Fortnite is a game that originally launched as a disk back in July 2017 and was then turned into a free-to-download game by its developer, Epic Games, in September. 

There are three forms of the game: ‘Battle Royale’, ‘Save The World’ and ‘Playground’.

Save the world is the original form of the game and is currently not available to play as part of the free-to-download game, instead it comes as part of a £30 ($ 40) extra. 

It is a co-op mode with a story that’s playable solo or online with friends.

Fortnite is a battle royale-style survival shooter where players create a superhero avatar and compete against each other on a dystopian island 

Fortnite is a battle royale-style survival shooter where players create a superhero avatar and compete against each other on a dystopian island 

Fortnite is a battle royale-style survival shooter where players create a superhero avatar and compete against each other on a dystopian island 

Users compete in teams of up to three to complete a variety of missions. 

It is rumoured that the game will be added to the free-to-play version of the game in the future. 

Whilst Save The World may be the original version of the game, its sister mode is by far the most popular. 

Battle Royale is a game of survival where players create a superhero avatar and compete against each other on a dystopian island.

Each game, or ‘match’ as each competition is known, starts with 100 players.

The aim of the game is to be the last one standing. Users can form allegiances and play in small groups.

To enable this and the interactive experience, the game allows completely open communication between players. 

Inspired by the Hunger Games novels and films, gamers search for weapons to help them survive. 

Armed with quirky weapons and amusing dances, the game has swept across the gaming world, with children flocking to it.  

While there is no exact figure on how many children play Fortnite, the game has so far pulled in an audience of over 125 million players. 

Playground is the latest addition to the game and is a consequence free mode with more loot and unlimited respawning to allow players to get creative.

It involved groups of up to four people working as a team and the players can hone their skills as the practise in advance of entering Battle Royale where they will face better players. 

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