Ever since Fortnite’s present season debuted in June, there was the promise of a large battle with a gaggle of aliens. Now developer Epic is lastly teasing that massive event within the type of “Operation: Sky Hearth.” The live event can 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: if you happen to miss it, you’ll need to compensate for YouTube. As at all times, Epic is recommending gamers log in early to get a spot.
The sorts of live 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 event has been teased for a while, with an enormous mothership hovering quietly over the Fortnite island for months; a number of places have additionally been destroyed by the invasion.
The event will even mark the tip of season 7 of Fortnite, which signifies that if you happen to nonetheless have battle move 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.