Fortnite’s alien invasion culminates with one other season-ending dwell occasion

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Ever since Fortnite’s present season debuted in June, there was the promise of a large battle with a bunch of aliens. Now developer Epic is lastly teasing that huge occasion within the type of “Operation: Sky Hearth.” The dwell occasion shall be going down on September twelfth at 4PM ET, and Epic says that gamers will “be a part of a strike workforce 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 need to atone for YouTube. As at all times, Epic is recommending gamers log in early to get a spot.

The sorts of dwell occasions have lengthy been a spotlight of the Fortnite expertise, relationship again to the unique rocket launch in 2018. Since then gamers have witnessed erupting volcanos, battling giants, a flood, the notorious black gap, and participated 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 can even mark the top of season 7 of Fortnite, which implies that for those who nonetheless have battle go characters to unlock or gold bars to spend, you’ll wish 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 collection and the addition of a controversial mode known as Impostors.