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Overview

Corruption Cubes (or Kevin, nicknamed by the community) are purple version of Cubes that first appeared in Season 5. They are sentient beings born from The Last Reality with malicious intent to corrupt everything.

Description and Lore

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Corruption Cube is a sentient entity that appeared first on August 24, 2018, during Season 5. It appeared near Paradise Palms, being created from several lightning strikes from the Sideways Rift, closing it in the process. The Cube is an object of immense power, as it was capable of destroying objects in its path as it rolled towards Loot Lake, printing powerful runes which reduced gravity, and generated Cube Monsters from its fragments.

The Cubes are the power sources of The Last Reality, an evil and malicious faction affiliated with the The Sideways with an intention to corrupt and destroy realities. The Cubes are all controlled by The Cube Queen. Thousands of dormant cubes are stored in a dedicated room in the Motherships, used to power the gigantic alien ships.

It has taken several forms, but has spent most time as a large purple cube, which deflects bullets, and hurts players who attempt to go near it. After killing the Storm King, a cube emerges in a lake and it begins to dissolve similar to how it did during Season 5, indicating the Cube was the Storm King.

Powers and Abilities

Image Description
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Lightning Attack
A self-defense mechanism that any cube can use.
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Corruption
Corruption Cubes can spread corruption from the Sideways near them.
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Infection
Corruption Cube can spread small cubes around it. Some will turn into Monster Spawner for Cube Monsters.
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Reproduction
When charged up by the Golden Cube, They can use their lightning to print baby version of it.
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Turn Solid or Liquid
Cubes can melt in water and turn into liquid. It can also return back to full solid cube at will.
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Generate Wind
Cubes can make strong wind around them. Abductors used their wind to float.
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Low Gravity
The first cube can produce a low gravity field around it.
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Sideways Portal
Portal to the Sideways.
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Sky Portal
Portal to The Last Reality.
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Empowerment
Corruption Cube's dark energy can be harness for many uses. The Ice King and Raz uses it to make them stronger and more powerful. The Cube Queen uses it to power her Golden Cube and create portal to The Last Reality.


History

Season 5

Birth of the Cube

As the Sideways Rift continued to rapidly close up, it suddenly turned purple. Within the next few days, purple storm lightning bolts began shooting out of the crack, all targeting a hill near Paradise Palms, containing a large stone rock surrounded by a ring of cacti. Each lightning strike picked off one cacti one-by-one, until a larger lightning bolt destroyed the large rock. The Crack Closure event occurred on 24th August 2018, with a gigantic storm lightning bolt striking out of the rift, lasting for around 10 seconds. When it was over, the Crack in the Sky closed. then The Cube was formed. Though it first appeared to be a stationary object, it began to move at a rate of one revolution every 1 hour and 43 minutes. It was unclear where it would end up. During its journey around the map, The Cube printed seven runes with anti-gravity domes surrounding. Throughout the final three weeks of Season 5, the cube continued to print these runes.

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After finishing this process, The Cube destroyed one of the buildings in Tilted Towers. The sporting goods store was hit by a meteorite and was just in the final stages of reopening. The Cube then proceeded to the edge of Loot Lake on September 19, 2018. The Cube appeared to dissolve, turning Loot Lake in a purple-pink gelatinous state with properties akin to The Cube itself, such as becoming bouncy.

Season 6

The Floating Island

With the beginning of Season 6, it was revealed that The Cube was still intact, as it rose from the waters, taking the cabin and island in the center of the lake with it, forming the Floating Island. This created a large hole in the lake exposing the bridge to The Zero Point, a vortex in the middle. After just two days of the island rising, The Cube began to move the island to each of the runes it had printed in Season 5. After getting energy from all runes, they dropped to the ground and the island returned to Loot Lake. A portal to The Last Reality was formed above, which began to expand until it covered the entire island. On October 24, 2018, the first day of Fortnitemares 2018, The Cube exploded the floating island into multiple pieces, the Cube still intact. Following the explosion, The Cube fragments that had been growing on the island had been sent all over the map, which released The Cube monsters.

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From this day until November 4. The Cube began to crack. On November 3, it began to drip its nectar into The Zero Point, until the final drip. On November 4, 2018, The Cube started to spin rapidly, which led to a white flash, and The Cube splitting apart. After the flash, players were teleported to The In-Between. Shortly after, a rift formed, and took shape of a butterfly, which then multiplied, and came to every player still alive. A cut-scene showed up, where the player put out their finger, and the butterfly would land on the finger, and it got teleported back to the map through a rift. Leaky Lake appears to be completely new, and the Cube Monsters were gone.

Season 7

During Ice Storm event, The Ice King uses a small shard of the Cube to summon Ice Legion and freeze the island in order to stop Polar Peak from melting.

Season X

Season X Floating Island

The Floating Island from an alternate reality came through a Rift Beacon. it didn't do anything after that except circle the island aimlessly. Later in the season, Cube memorials appeared at Loot Lake and on the mountain Kevin was created.

Chapter 2: Season 1

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Following The End of Athena and the creation of Apollo, The Floating Island was destroyed, but The Cube was conserved. Following the reconstruction of the island by The Zero Point, it was placed into a dormant state and underneath Building 2 of Steamy Stacks, a power station which uses The Cube to generate electricity. The facility is run by Kevolution Energy.

Chapter 2: Season 6

The Spire Artifact

The Spire Artifact is a small piece of the Spire's core, it emits Cube's runes. The Spire's core was originally made of chromium, how it got corrupted is unknown. Seeing visions of the future in his dreams, Raz ended up on the island after years and years of research, and got too close to The Spire Artifact only to make him corrupted with new powers. The Last Reality notice his power and arrives at the island.

Chapter 2: Season 7

Entire Family of Cubes

During the Operation: Sky Fire live event, The Last Reality was revealed to have possessed a corruption cube in one of its rooms. After Doctor Slone deactivates it using Alien Backpack and arms the bombs, she betrays the loopers by sealing them in with the cube. The Loopers reboot it, turning it blue, which causes the room to rise up into a chamber containing thousands of dormant corruption cubes stored inside with a golden cube at the center. After the bombs detonate, the mothership is destroyed, and debris and cubes rain down onto the map, causing devastation.

Chapter 2: Season 8

There are the multiple Corruption Cubes scattered throughout Apollo following the destruction of The Mothership. There were five purple cubes spread across the island at the beginning of season, along with one more hidden under Steamy Stacks. When the cubes (and any of their "spawn") move around the map, the corruption from their energy spreads around the island with them. There used to be 38 Cubes on the map, including the Gold and Blue ones. Now, only two "full" cubes remain, those being, ironically, the Gold and Blue ones, with the rest being fused into The Convergence.

On October 19th, 2021, 3:55 AM EST, all the cubes moved for one final time before downtime began for Update v18.21.

It is important to note that not every movement will be recorded here.

Update v18.10

  • The Steamy Stacks Cube was added to the island, broken out of Steamy Stacks and had already plowed its way west of the location.
  • September 28th, 2021, 12:00 PM EST - Activation Beginning
  • September 28th, 2021, 6:00 PM EST - Activation Conclusion
  • September 28th, 2021, 10:40 PM EST - The cube rolls for the first time (south)
  • September 29th, 2021, 2:23 AM EST - The cube rolls for the second time (west)
  • September 29th, 2021, 6:04 AM EST - Third movement (west)
  • September 29th, 2021, 9:46 AM EST - Fourth movement (west)
  • September 29th, 2021, 8:50 EST - Seventh movement (west)
  • September 30th, 2021, 10:41 PM EST - Fourteenth movement (west)
  • October 2nd, 2021, 12:32 AM EST - Twenty-first movement (west) approximately entering the vicinity of Mowdown.
  • October 2nd, 2021, 3:18 PM EST - Twenty-fifth movement (west)

Content Update v18.10

  • October 6th, 2021, 12:32 AM EST - Forty-seventh movement (south) approximately entering the vicinity of Scenic Spot.
  • October 6th, 2021, 7:00 PM EST - Fifty-second movement (south) is also when the cube sat upon the overlook at Scenic Spot for some time.
  • October 8th, 2021, 8:55 AM EST - Fifty-third movement (south) the cube moves down the overlook, though the movement did not happen in-game.
  • October 11th, 2021, 3:32 PM EST - Seventieth movement (east)

Update v18.20

  • October 17th, 2021, 2:59 PM EST - One-hundredth movement (west) approximately entering the vicinity of The Aftermath.

Update v18.21

  • Timber Tent Cube moves once every 14 hours and 48 minutes, however, due to events like cube activations, some periods when it would be "supposed" to move may not occur.
  • Update v18.00

    • The Timber Tent Cube was added to the island.
    • September 13th, 2021, 4:48 PM EST - The cube rolls for the first time (south)
    • September 14th, 2021, 7:36 AM EST - The cube rolls for the second time (south)
    • September 14th, 2021, 10:24 PM EST - Third movement (south)
    • September 15th, 2021, 1:12 EST - Fourth movement (north)
    • September 16th, 2021, 4:00 AM EST - Fifth movement (north)
    • September 16th, 2021, 6:46 PM EST - Sixth movement (south)
    • September 17th, 2021, 9:36 AM EST - Seventh movement (south)
    • September 18th, 2021, 12:24 AM EST - Eighth movement (north)
    • September 18th, 2021, 3:12 PM EST - Ninth movement (north)
    • September 19th, 2021, 12:00 PM EST - Activation Beginning
    • September 20th, 2021, 10:00 AM EST - Activation Conclusion

    Post-Activation

    • From 12:15 PM EST to 12:50 PM EST of September 20th, 2021, six Baby Cubes were created from the original, larger cube at Timber Tent.
    • September 20th, 2021, 10:20 PM EST - Eleventh movement (north)

    Content Update v18.00

    • September 21st, 2021, 3:55 PM EST - Thirteenth movement (north)
    • September 22nd, 2021, 9:35-9:50 AM (Unknown exact time) EST - Fourteenth movement (east)
    • September 22nd, 2021, 9:40 AM EST - Fifteenth movement (north)
    • September 22nd, 2021, 6:35 PM EST - Sixteenth movement (north)
    • September 23rd, 2021, ~3:07 AM EST - Seventeenth movement (east)
    • September 23rd, 2021, ~11:55 AM EST - Eighteenth movement (north)
    • September 24th, 2021, 11:07 PM EST - Twenty-second movement (east)
    • September 27th, 2021, 12:43 PM EST - Twenty-ninth movement (north)

    Update v18.10

    • October 4th, 2021, 1:07 PM EST - Fiftieth movement (east)

    Update v18.20

    • October 13th, 2021, 10:42 AM EST - Seventieth movement (south)
    • October 16th, 2021, 2:58 PM EST - Eightieth movement (south)
    • October 17th, 2021, 6:14 PM EST - Eighty-second movement (west) approximately entering the vicinity of The Aftermath.

    Update v18.21

  • Pleasant Park Cube moves once every 49 hours and 12 minutes, however, due to events like cube activations, some periods when it would be "supposed" to move may not occur.
  • Update v18.00

    • The Pleasant Park Cube was added to the island.
    • September 15th, 2021, Approx. 3:45 AM EST - The cube rolls for the first time (east)
    • September 17th, 2021, Approx. 4:24 AM EST - The cube rolls for the second time (east)

    Content Update v18.00

    • September 21st, 2021, Approx. 6:48 AM EST - Fourth movement (west)
    • September 23rd, 2021, 8:00 AM EST - Fifth movement (south-west)
    • September 23rd, 2021, 2:00 PM EST - Activation Beginning
    • September 24th, 2021, 12:00 PM EST - Activation Conclusion

    Post-Activation

    • From 2:18 PM EST to 2:50 PM EST of September 24th, 2021, six Baby Cubes were created from the original, larger cube at Pleasant Park.
    • September 24th, 2021, 9:50-10:10 PM EST - Sixth movement (east)
    • September 25th, 2021, 11:13 AM EST - Eighth movement (east)
    • September 26th, 2021, 12:56 AM EST - Tenth movement (east)
    • September 27th, 2021, 3:41 AM EST - Fourteenth movement (east)

    Update v18.10

    • September 29th, 2021, 1:14 PM EST - Nineteenth movement (north)
    • October 2nd, 2021, 9:20 AM EST - Thirtieth movement (east)

    Content Update v18.10

    • October 7th, 2021, 7:26 PM EST - Fiftieth movement (south)
    • October 10th, 2021, 9:22 AM EST - Sixtieth movement (south) approximately entering the vicinity of Scenic Spot.

    Update v18.20

    • October 12th, 2021, 5:08 PM EST - Sixty-ninth movement (south)
    • October 14th, 2021, 6:41 PM EST - Seventy-fifth movement (south)
    • October 16th, 2021, 1:39 AM EST - Eightieth movement (south)
    • October 17th, 2021, 2:49 PM EST - Eighty-six movement (west) approximately entering the vicinity of The Aftermath.

    Update v18.21

  • Compact Cars Cube moves once every 39 hours and 12 minutes, however, due to events like cube activations, some periods when it would be "supposed" to move may not occur.
  • Update v18.00

    • The Compact Cars Cube was added to the island.
    • September 14th, 2021, Approx. 5 PM EST - The cube rolls for the first time (east)
    • September 17th, 2021, 8:24 AM EST - The cube rolls for the second time (east)
    • September 17th, 2021, 11:36 PM EST - Third movement (south)

    Content Update v18.00

    • September 22nd, 2021, ~ 9 PM EST - Fifth movement (west)
    • September 27th, 2021, 6:48 PM EST - Ninth movement (north)

    Update v18.10

    • September 29th, 2021, 4:00 PM EST - Activation Beginning
    • September 30th, 2021, 2:00 PM EST - Activation Conclusion

    Post-Activation

    • September 30th, 2021, 8:57 PM EST - Eleventh movement (east)
    • October 3rd, 2021, 2:38 PM EST - Thirtieth movement (east)

    Content Update v18.10

    • October 5th, 2021, 1:12 EST - Thirty-seventh movement (south) approximately entering the vicinity of Lake Canoe.
    • October 7th, 2021, 5:04 AM EST - Fiftieth movement (south)
    • October 9th, 2021, 12:22 PM EST - Sixtieth movement (east) approximately entering the vicinity of IO Convoy.
    • October 9th, 2021, 10:45 PM EST - Sixty-fourth movement (west) also crushing an IO Guard in this players POV.
    • October 13th, 2021, 4:38 PM EST - Ninetieth movement (west)
    • October 15th, 2021, 6:39 AM EST - One-hundredth movement (west)
    • October 17th, 2021, 8:53 PM EST - One-hundred and fourteenth movement (north) approximately entering the vicinity of The Aftermath.

    Update v18.21

    Update v18.00

    • The Lazy Lake Island Cube was added to the island.
    • September 15th, 2021, 5:10 PM EST - The cube rolls for the first time (south)
    • September 18th, 2021, 8:17 AM EST - The cube rolls for the second time (east)
    • September 20th, 2021, 11:25 PM EST - Third movement (west)

    Content Update v18.00

    • September 23rd, 2021, 2:34 PM EST - Fourth movement (west)
    • September 26th, 2021, 5:43 PM EST - Fifth movement (west)

    Update v18.10

    • October 1st, 2021, 6:00 PM EST - Activation Beginning
    • October 2nd, 2021, 4:00 PM EST - Activation Conclusion

    Post-Activation

    • October 3rd, 2021, 7:23 AM EST - Ninth movement (south)

    Content Update v18.10

    • October 7th, 2021, 10:30 AM EST - Twenty-eighth movement (west)
    • October 7th, 2021, 10:24 PM EST - Thirty-first movement (west)
    • October 10th, 2021, 1:50 PM EST - Forty-seventh movement (north) approximately entering the area outside-of/near Hydro 16.

    Update v18.20

    • October 12th, 2021, 9:27 AM EST - Fifty-sixth movement (north)
    • October 15th, 2021, 9:44 PM EST - Seventh-sixth movement (north)
    • October 17th, 2021, 8:17 PM EST - Eighty-ninth movement (north) approximately entering the vicinity of The Aftermath.

    Update v18.21

  • Weeping Woods Cube moves once every 56 hours, however, due to events like cube activations, some periods when it would be "supposed" to move may not occur.
  • Update v18.00

    • The Weeping Woods Cube was added to the island.
    • September 15th, 2021, Approx. 8 AM EST - The cube rolls for the first time (north)
    • September 17th, 2021, Approx. 2 PM EST - The cube rolls for the second time (north)
    • September 19th, 2021, 8 PM EST - Third movement (north)

    Content Update v18.00

    • September 26th, 2021, 2 PM EST - Sixth movement (east)

    Content Update v18.10

    • October 5th, 2021, 2 PM EST - Tenth movement (west)
    • October 5th, 2021, 8:00 PM EST - Activation Beginning
    • October 6th, 2021, 4:00 PM EST - Activation Conclusion

    Post-Activation

    • October 7th, 2021, 12:44 AM EST - Eleventh movement (north)
    • October 7th, 2021, 3:58 AM EST - Twelfth movement (north)
    • October 7th, 2021, 1:41 PM EST - Fifteenth movement (north)
    • October 12th, 2021, 12:28 AM EST - Forty-eighth movement (east)
    • October 13th, 2021, 3:18 PM EST - Sixtieth movement (north)
    • October 14th, 2021, 1:01 AM EST - Sixty-third movement (north)
    • October 14th, 2021, 8:26 PM EST - Sixty-ninth movement (east)
    • October 16th, 2021, 8:02 AM EST - Eightieth movement (north)
    • October 18th, 2021, 3:03 PM EST - Ninety-seventh movement (south) approximately entering the vicinity of The Aftermath.
    • October 19th, 2021, 12:45 AM EST - One-hundredth movement (south)

    Update v18.21

    Baby Cubes

    There are 3 small and 3 medium-sized baby cubes.

    Update v18.00

    • From 12:15 PM EST to 12:50 PM EST of September 20th, 2021, six Baby Cubes were created from the original, larger cube at Timber Tent/Believer Beach.
    • September 22nd, 2021 - Over gradual periods of time in which all six baby cubes periodically moved, they gradually aligned themselves in a line facing northeast with Timber Tent Cube.

    Update v18.21

    There are 3 small and 3 medium-sized baby cubes.

    Content Update v18.00

    • From 2:18 PM EST to 2:50 PM EST of September 24th, 2021, six Baby Cubes were created from the original, larger cube at Pleasant Park.
    • September 22nd, 2021 - Over gradual periods of time in which all six baby cubes periodically moved, they gradually aligned themselves in a line facing northeast with Pleasant Park Cube.

    Update v18.21

    There are 3 small and 3 medium-sized baby cubes.

    Update v18.10

    • From ~4:15 PM EST to ~4:50 PM EST of September 30th, 2021, six Baby Cubes were created from the original, larger cube at Compact Cars.

    Update v18.21

    There are 2 small and 4 medium-sized baby cubes.

    Update v18.10

    • From ~6:13 PM EST to ~6:48 PM EST of October 2nd, 2021, six Baby Cubes were created from the original, larger cube at Lazy Lake Island.

    Update v18.21

    There are 2 small and 4 medium-sized baby cubes.

    Update v18.10

    • From ~8:13 PM EST to ~8:50 PM EST of October 6th, 2021, six Baby Cubes were created from the original, larger cube at Weeping Woods.

    Update v18.21

    Map Movements

    The End (Chapter 2)

    The Last Reality

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    The Cube Queen used The Pyramid to shot a beam of corrupted energy into the sky, opening a massive rift to The Last Reality, revealing hundreds of Motherships powered by Golden Cubes, along with the Cube's Cradle. They quickly overrun the entire island. meanwhile in The Bridge. The Foundation reverses the gyroscopic orientation of the Island causing it to rotate. The Cube Queen goes underwater (possibly teleporting) and The Pyramid is completely submerged once the Island reaches a 90-degree tilt, closing the rift to the Last Reality.

    Universal Monsters - We Will Be Monsters

    Color Restoration

    The reality of universal monsters is being consumed by the colorless void, Frankenstein's Bride and the other monsters teamed up and use the cube's power to restore the colors.

    Trivia

    • The original Purple Cube is also known as "Kevin" by fans.
      • This was due to the name "Cube" being banned on a megathread on the Fortnite Subreddit.
      • The nickname "Kevin" originated from the title of a post by Reddit user u/6acee.
      • The first time "Kevin" was officially used in the game was in the final Fortnitemares 2018 reward, the Lil' Kev back bling.
    • Dark Series outfits are based off of the Cube and are styled like it (Dark Bomber, Raptor, Dark Wild Card, Dark Jonesy, Dark Red Knight, Fallen Love Ranger, Darkheart, Dark Power Chord, Dark Tricera Ops, and Dark Rex).
    • Cube movement videos provided by the Twitter account Cubetracker, who has additional videos.
    • The Cubes teleports themselves if they wants to cross the water. The first instance of that happening is on September 21st, 2021.
    • When rolling over, Cubes deal 10000 damage, thus destroying any player or vehicle underneath.
      • If you get eliminated by a Cube, the kill feed will say “[player name] Got Pancaked by”, followed by flickering Cube Runes.

    List

    List of Corruption Cube

    Name and Image Status Description
    Kevin the Cube
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    Destroyed The first and the most powerful corruption cube arrived through Sideways Rift in Season 5. It can summon Cube Monsters and print Runes to corrupt different places. It was destroyed in The Butterfly Event.
    Storm King
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    Active The King of The Storm in Fortnite: Save the World. It has the ability to mind control human and robots.
    Kevin the Cube
    (Season X)
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    Merged with The Convergence Corruption Cube created from a Rift Beacon in Season X and the power source of Steamy Stacks. During Chapter 2: Season 8, it broke out and got charged by Golden Cube but didn't create any baby cubes like the others.
    The Mothership's Cubes
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    Unactive Corruption Cubes from The Mothership that summon 6 smaller baby Cubes when charged up by the Golden Cube. They were used by the Cube Queen to open a massive rift to the Last Reality.
    The Pyramid's Veins
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    Melted Veins from The Pyramid that creates Caretakers
    The Mothership's Veins
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    Destroyed Veins of the Corruption Cubes powering The Mothership.
    Mini-Kevin
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    Dormant A currently dormant mini Corruption Cube that was experimented in The Bridge then taken to The Joneses after The Bridge's Destruction.
    Universal Monsters
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    Active A cube in Universal Monsters Reality that powers their monsters.

    Audio

    Sound Effects

    Chapter 2

    Audio Description
    Rise
    Awakening
    Ambient
    Giving Birth
    Printing Mini-Cube
    Storm Lightning
    Mini-Cubes Spawning
    1 Rolling
    2
    3
    4
    5
    1 Landing
    2
    3
    4
    5

    Chapter 1

    Audio Description
    Spawn
    Ambient
    Angry
    Positive
    1 Rolling
    2
    Printing Rune
    1 Voices
    2
    Loot Lake Propagate
    Loot Lake Water
    Floating Island Distant Ambient
    Floating Island Corruption
    Floating Island Portal
    1 Summon Obelisks Zap
    2
    1 Summon Obelisks Vocal
    2
    1 Dying Roar
    2
    3
    1 Nectar drip
    2
    Into the Butterfly

    Steamy Stacks

    Audio Description
    Cooling Tower Liquid

    Music

    Description Audio
    The Butterfly Event
    Operation: Sky Fire

    Gallery

    In Chapter 2

    In Chapter 1

    Other

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