[Updated] Floating Island Event: Recap and Predictions

 • Oct 17, 2018

[Updated] Floating Island Event: Recap and Predictions

Written by: @Kai_Peterson_


[Update] After the floating island reached the seventh and final rune, the six other runes began converging on the island. Each rune lifted out of the ground, forming it's own mini-vortex. Eventually, all of the runes surrounded the island and the cube started siphoning their powers.


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After the cube had siphoned all the runes' energy, the runes fell back to the ground and the floating island began moving once again. This time, it was heading back to it's original location: Leaky Lake. A day later when the island reached the middle of Leaky Lake, it shot a purple beam of energy into the sky.


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Recent leaks have hinted that this beam of energy is creating a portal, which will go through six stages of growth. 




[Original Article] 

The floating island was introduced as the main storyline in Season 6. It all started when Kevin the cube dissolved into the lake previously known as Loot Lake at the end of last Season. This Season started with the cube suddenly attaching to the bottom of the island in the middle of the lake and lifting it off the ground, creating a floating island above the lake. It wasn’t long before the floating island began slowly moving around the map to the corrupted zones, activating runes along the way. 


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Tomorrow around 1:30 PDT, the floating island will reach the seventh and final rune, and we expect some sort of major event to follow soon afterward. Leading up to this event, we’ve put together a recap of all the island’s movements as well as some predictions for what will happen with the island after it activates all the runes.


Floating Island Movements:


Not long after the start of the Season, the island started slowly moving around the map. By the first weekend of Season 6, it had reached the first rune, giving us our first glimpse of the island activating a rune.


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Ever since the first rune, the floating island has been following a consistent pattern of movements. Once the island reaches and activates a rune, it stays there for two days before spending one day traveling to the next rune. Following this pattern, we know the island will arrive at the final rune tomorrow, Thursday at about 4:30 PDT. 


Creeping Darkness:


As the island has been activating each rune, the darkness has also been creeping further and further up into the floating island and house that sits atop it. At the first rune, players began to notice smaller cubes in the area beneath the house on the island, but that was only the start.


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With each consecutive rune activated, the darkness has been noticeably growing. Currently, the darkness has crept up throughout most of the house, making it feel quite claustrophobic at times.


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Upcoming event:


The floating island is only a day away from activating the final rune, so naturally, players have been giving their predictions as to what will happen next. The most credible indication of the upcoming events are the leaked sounds files that were added in the latest 6.10 patch. Here’s one of the leaked audio files with new sounds for the event:


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We don’t know exactly what, but something is going to happen with the floating island, cube, and runes. The leaked audio files seem to foreshadow an event in which the cube will “open” and the runes will “close” or “seal.” Still, these files only give us a general idea of what could happen with this floating island. 


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Players have been making their own predictions as well. One guess is that the island will move down into Dusty Divot after activating the last rune, filling the massive crater that was created back in Season 4. Another theory is that the island is slowly corrupting the entire map. But remember, it’s anyone’s best guess at this point. 


The good news: something major will almost certainly happen by this weekend, so keep an eye on the island once it reaches the last rune in the middle of the map.


[Update] After the floating island reached the seventh and final rune, the six other runes began converging on the island. Each rune lifted out of the ground, forming it's own mini-vortex. Eventually, all of the runes surrounded the island and the cube started siphoning their powers.


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After the cube had siphoned all the runes' energy, the runes fell back to the ground and the floating island began moving once again. This time, it was heading back to it's original location: Leaky Lake. A day later when the island reached the middle of Leaky Lake, it shot a purple beam of energy into the sky.


(tweet)


Recent leaks have hinted that this beam of energy is creating a portal, which will go through six stages of growth. 

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