Loot Lake, previously Leaky Lake, was a location close to the middle of the Battle Royale Map. Loot Lake was a giant body of water, with some industrial buildings on the western shore; a house used to be on an island in the middle. Due to poor loot spawns in the area, it was not a popular drop spot, and was rarely contested by more than two people.
There were around 40 chests at Loot Lake during an average game, but the distance one would have to travel to loot all of these means that Loot Lake was not a popular place for players who are trying to get kills and loot so that they could be ready for end game.
When The Cube first appeared, it began travelling across the map by rolling from one side to another. The end of this journey was at Loot Lake in which the cube melted into the lake, turning it purple, and making it bouncy. If a player were to jump on the purple lake, they would bounce, similar To the properties given by Hop Rocks.
Because the lake turned purple, many people named the lake ‘Thanos Lake’ after Marvel‘s Thanos, due to it being purple. This is also likely because of the the Infinity War crossover event that happened back in 2018.
With Battle Pass Season 6, The Cube rose from the waters of Loot Lake, rising into the air and taking the central island, with its cabin, along with it to become the Floating Island and changing the name to Leaky Lake.
With Season 7, Loot Lake got back its original name instead of Leaky Lake.
With Season 8 patch 8.40, the middle part of Loot Lake was digged out, and a metal bunker under it was revealed. This bunker was known as “The Vault”. Over time several research buildings on the bunker began to settle around it.
With Season 9 patch 9.30, the laboratories around the bunker were completely destroyed and the energy tube was severely damaged, this attack was from the Polar Peak monster evidenced by the enormous footprint known to be of the monster.
With Season X, The Zero Point Orb exploded causing the island to go back to just before The Meteor crash. A prediction is that the island will prevent it from crashing this time round. Loot Lake is now an anti gravity location with the Orb being a Rift.
During the The End Live Event, the meteor broke through the Zero Point's forcefield, which caused all the players to be sent out the island and sucked into the black hole, creating the new Battle Royale Island, Apollo.
- September 19th, 2018: The Cube sunk into the lake, transforming it into a purple bounce pad.
- December 25, 2018: Loot Lake is covered in snow.
- April 19th, 2019: A flying metal piece with a rune similar to the Cube on top appeared near Lucky Landing.