The latest episode in the Fortnite Battle Royale storyline features movable runs converging on a site in Loot Lake.

Plenty of theories are out there for what these runes mean, and what they are leading towards.

But to find that out, the runes must first reach the location at Loot Lake.

Each rune has it’s own separate symbol, and it seems like these symbols may be the key to figuring out how to move them towards the lake.

The first rune reached the destination by hitting it with a pickaxe, the damage stacking over a global server base.

Today, another rune appeared along with three laser sites. The working theory is that all three lasers need to be hitting the rune in order for it to be plugged in.

This theory was popularized by both Williambash and Wauwaiiiiiii in separate posts that went up around the same time.

I think I just solved the mystery from r/FortNiteBR
Guys, the runes are the instructions on how to complete the puzzle! (I put the rune next to what it’s a picture of.) from r/FortNiteBR

This theory is still a work in progress, but it definitely makes sense based on what we know so far.

Looking at the final two rune symbols in the top post and we can try to figure out what the last two runes are going to require.

The symbol on the top right is more obvious, so let’s start there.

What the runes want you to do

The top right rune clearly looks like a player running. How exactly movement can be used to move the rune isn’t clear.

Players might need to run circles around the rune, or team up to pull it in the direction of the lake.

The final symbol on the top left in the first post is also unclear, but to me it reminds me of building. All the right angles combined with a couple of squares looks like this could be a side view of a build battle.

To move this one, players might need to build around the rune, or spend time building a way to move it towards the lake. Because it is hard to register movement or building across all the different Fortnite servers, it will be really interesting to see how these runes end up working.

For now, the first step is to just get the lasers lined up. The quicker that happens, the quicker we can move onto the next challenges and see what is waiting at the end of the event.

The only issue is if the runes are tied to the upcoming Avengers: EndGame event, no matter how quickly people move, nothing will be able to happen until at least this Friday.

That would be a bit annoying, but hopefully the event at the end is worth the wait, and the work.

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  1. When the rune happened for me it gliched, I saw the one that has all the straight lines and not the one with the pickaxe hitting the rune


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