This could be the beginning of an amazing ARG
Fortnite continues to take over the world with its mega-popular battle royale action – and now we’re to the point where its sprawling map is starting to merge with our reality. While scouting out locations for a photoshoot, Twitter user Sela Shiloni stumbled upon a sight most bizarre: a bug-eyed cartoon burger sitting in the middle of the desert near Palmdale, California. Though Shiloni doesn’t play Fortnite, he had to share such an odd find on social media, where fans (like Reddit user Jupigorg) quickly IDed the sculpture. It’s the missing Durr Burger that got sucked into an inter-dimensional tear at one of the Fortnite rift locations, which are currently wreaking havoc on the in-game map in the momentous lead-up to Fortnite Season 5.
This is the latest development in the exciting events that have characterized Fortnite’s fourth season, from the once-in-a-lifetime missile launch, to rifts that spread like cracks in the sky, and now objects disappearing into the void all across the Fortnite map. The physical Durr Burger sitting in the California desert also had a retro cop car nearby and signs that read “This site is unstable. Beware of possible effects.”
Person on insta said it’s from Fortnight? pic.twitter.com/gpPGee0WNf
— Sela Shiloni (@selashiloni) 6 July 2018
Durr Burger wasn’t the only iconic location to be sucked up by rifts – landmarks like the Tomato Town tower and Lonely Lodge were also ripped out of Fortnite’s dimension, so it’s possible that they’ve dropped into ours, just waiting to be discovered. If this is the start of an ARG, Epic Games has outdone itself; I’m picturing a Willy Wonky-esque fever to find all the Fortnite locations that have crossed over into the real world. It’d be even better if this became a global scavenger hunt, with the Durr Burger in California being just the beginning. In any case, we’ll have to wait and see where this goes as the new Fortnite season approaches. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for your favorite Fortnite vistas the next time you go for a walk.