As part of the lead up to season 5 of Fortnite, a giant rift opened up in the sky above the game's map, and items from the world began to disappear, being replaced by items from across time and space. Now, it looks like the gear up towards season 6 might be beginning, as the giant rift is beginning to close up.
First noticed after a patch on Saturday, the rift in Fortnite's sky appears to have begun shrinking. According to Fortnite leakers, the date the rift will fully close will be August 21st.
Regarding to the Rift Shrinking on the 21st, That will be the date when the Rift Completely disappears. This is what the sky will look like on the on the 18th. 3 Days away from when its gone. pic.twitter.com/dDd1jCvivN
— Fortnite: Battle Royale Leaks (@FNBRLeaks) August 12, 2018
Season 5 of Fortnite has only been going for a month and and there are still several weeks of challenges left, so this likely doesn't mean season 6 is imminent. More likely, it just means that that the time and space changes that began season 5 are drawing to a close, and soon will be replaced by a new set of changes to the world state. What those changes will be is anyone's guess right now, but we will likely soon see something different entirely happening to Fortnite's big wide sky.