Players have been speculating about what happened to usher in Fortnite Chapter 2. The most popular theory is that the island suffered some sort of dimensional break in which a worm hole sent players into an alternative dimension, one with similar locations and names, but that is ultimately different in major ways. A newly discovered Easter Egg seems to indicate that is not the case.
Put simply, Epic got rid of its old battle royale island earlier this year with an event that involved a large glowing orb that eventually sucked in the island and everything on it, forming a black hole. This black hole included small teases related to the game’s storyline; it lasted for a couple of days before belching out the new island and everything on it.
This new island is clearly similar to the previous version in a number of ways; instead of Fatal Fields, we now have a new rural destination called Frenzy Farms, for example. Yet, players have not been given any sort of official storyline about what happened here and the direction this story will go. This has left players to speculate and the popular theory is that we’re in an alternate dimension.
A recent post on the FortniteBR island draws attention to an Easter Egg that indicates the dimensional rift theory may not be correct: a small framed picture of Dusty Depot on the wall of a building. This image indicates that the new island is a sort of succession from the previous island — one the inhabitants clearly remember and have images of, otherwise they would not be able to commemorate it with images.
Other players chimed in about the Easter Egg, pointing out other locations on the island where similar images of the old stomping grounds can be found. Camp Cod, for example, has images of Sunny Steps, one of the newer POI that existed on the defunct battle royale island. Some players have others theories, though, including that the sucked in inhabitants may simply have created art in remembrance of the place they lost.