Ever since Fortnite’s present season debuted in June, there was the promise of an enormous battle with a gaggle of aliens. Now developer Epic is lastly teasing that massive occasion within the type of “Operation: Sky Fire.” The reside occasion will probably be happening on September twelfth at 4PM ET, and Epic says that gamers will “join a strike team and sneak aboard the Mothership to deliver IO’s final message to the invading aliens.” It can even be a one-time solely factor: when you miss it, you’ll should compensate for YouTube. As all the time, Epic is recommending gamers log in early to get a spot.
The sorts of reside occasions have lengthy been a spotlight of the Fortnite expertise, courting again to the unique rocket launch in 2018. Since then gamers have witnessed erupting volcanos, battling giants, a flood, the notorious black gap, and took part in a battle with Marvel supervillain Galactus. Epic has even experimented with single-player occasions. The upcoming alien occasion has been teased for a while, with an enormous mothership hovering quietly over the Fortnite island for months; a number of areas have additionally been destroyed by the invasion.
The occasion will even mark the top of season 7 of Fortnite, which signifies that when you nonetheless have battle cross characters to unlock or gold bars to spend, you’ll need to do it earlier than September twelfth. Outdoors of aliens, this season has featured some notable Fortnite moments, together with an Ariana Grande live performance sequence and the addition of a controversial mode known as Impostors.