Ever since Fortnite’s present season debuted in June, there was the promise of an enormous battle with a bunch of aliens. Now developer Epic is lastly teasing that huge occasion within the type of “Operation: Sky Hearth.” The stay occasion might be going down on September twelfth at 4PM ET, and Epic says that gamers will “be part of a strike crew and sneak aboard the Mothership to ship IO’s remaining message to the invading aliens.” It would even be a one-time solely factor: for those who 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 stay occasions have lengthy been a spotlight of the Fortnite expertise, dating back to the original rocket launch in 2018. Since then gamers have witnessed erupting volcanos, battling giants, a flood, the infamous black hole, and participated in a battle with Marvel supervillain Galactus. Epic has even experimented with single-player events. The upcoming alien occasion has been teased for a while, with a large mothership hovering quietly over the Fortnite island for months; a number of places have additionally been destroyed by the invasion.
The occasion will even mark the tip of season 7 of Fortnite, which implies that for those who nonetheless have battle cross characters to unlock or gold bars to spend, you’ll need to do it earlier than September twelfth. Exterior of aliens, this season has featured some notable Fortnite moments, together with an Ariana Grande concert series and the addition of a controversial mode called Impostors.