general • Apr 20, 2019
Fortnite Season 8 Excavation Sites and Floating Runes Timeline (April 25, 11am PT Update)
With Fortnite's 9th Season on the horizon, things have began to get exciting as the first large-scale in-game event of Season 8 is currently underway.
Beginning with the Excavation Sites, Rune Pedestals have began to float around the island following the discovery of a massive structure located beneath Loot Lake. These in-game events have been occurring over the past few weeks, and have led to the current scenario where a Rune Pedestal is floating around the map.
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The third rune spawned on April 25, 2019. It was found DJ'ing at the dance club. It activated approximately 2 hours after it spawned, with its activation criteria based on the number of people dancing to its music.
The second rune activated on April 23, 2019:
On Monday, April 22, 2019, a new rune pedestal spawned over Loot Lake. In addition, 3 laser sources have spawned around the map. You cannot deal any damage to this new pedestal, but you can whack the laser sources. The lasers appear to converge on the pedestal after taking a certain amount of damage, although it is unclear how much damage is required.
The Excavation Sites were placed seemingly randomly on the map, typically near where the Helicopter once was. Each Site was filled with rocks which had 500 million HP and were globally-damaged by every player in the game.
Thursday, March 28th, 2019
The first Excavation Site appeared near Paradise Palms.
The Paradise Palms Excavation Site was cleared, revealing a Volcano Vent.
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
An Excavation Site appears in the middle of Dusty Divot.
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
The Dusty Divot Excavation Site was cleared, revealing many chests. Unfortunately, the site filled with lava immediately after being cleared.
Sunday, April 7th, 2019
An Excavation Site appears near Loot Lake.
The Loot Lake Excavation Site was cleared, revealing a large, steel door which echos upon being hit.
Friday, April 12th, 2019
The Excavation Equipment began to unload at Loot Lake.
Monday, April 15th, 2019
The Excavation Trucks surround the center of Loot Lake, where Kevin The Cube was last seen moments before the Butterfly Event.
Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
A massive, metal structure was uncovered in the center of Loot Lake following the v8.40 patch. Multiple excavation and government-esque vehicles and buildings are found onsite.
A Pedestal carrying a Rune will spawn seemingly randomly on the map. At the time of writing the location which the Pedestals are floating to is unknown, though they are rumored to be placed in the structure at Loot Lake.
Friday, April 19th, 2019
The first Pedestal carrying a Rune spawns near Fatal Fields.