‘Fortnite’: What to Expect During the Chapter 2 Season 7 Finale
Epic Games announced on Sept. 3 that Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 would come to a close later in the month. On Sept. 12, the battle royale will launch the finale event, called Operation: Sky Fire. Here’s what players can expect from the Chapter 2 Season 7 finale, based on what we know so far.
‘Fortnite’ Chapter 2 Season 7 featured an alien invasion
Chapter 2 Season 7, appropriately named Invasion, launched after a massive alien ship caused an explosion on Fortnite‘s island. The aliens, who called themselves The Last Reality, made their way toward the Imagined Order (IO) base at Corny Complex, but IO’s leader, Doctor Slone, plans to stop them. She spent season 7 preparing for an attack, and now it’s time for players to join her aboard The Last Reality.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 introduced several NPCs, including Doctor Slone, Rick Sanchez (a Rick & Morty cameo), Clark Kent/Superman, Marigold, and more. Additionally, new weapons joined the battle royale, as well as the ability for players to build and customize their own alien suits.
Chapter 2 Season 7 also marked a major event in Fortnite: Ariana Grande’s virtual concert. According to data from Streamer Charts, the event peaked at just over 1 million viewers. It became the second most popular Fortnite concert, falling just behind Travis Scott’s 1.2 million viewers.
‘Fortnite’ Chapter 2 Season 7 will end with the ‘Operation: Sky Fire’ finale event
The Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 finale will feature a showdown with the aliens, Epic Games revealed. Operation: Sky Fire will take place on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m. ET. According to the announcement, players will “join a strike team and sneak aboard the Mothership to deliver IO’s final message to the invading aliens.”
According to popular Fortnite leaker HYPEX, Fortnite France said the event would be interactive. So, it’s likely to have a similar feel to season 4’s record-breaking Galactus finale event.
Players can join the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 finale event in a group of up to 16 people, and the playlist will begin at 3:30 p.m. Players might want to join an hour beforehand, as these events can fill up quickly. Operation: Sky Fire cannot be replayed, but content creators can record the event.
Operation: Sky Fire is still days away, but Epic Games advised players to prepare as soon as possible. Ahead of season 7’s end, players should load up on weapons and supplies and complete outstanding Epic Quests. Additionally, be sure to exchange Gold Bars, Alien Artifacts, and Battle Stars. Fortnite will automatically redeem any stars or artifacts left at the end of the season for the first unlocks available.
“With the Mothership poised over the Island’s center and Slone preparing the Imagined Order’s final salvo, it’s all up to you to execute Operation: Sky Fire,” Epic said.
A countdown to the event has appeared in-game
Fortnite players might have already noticed a countdown that appeared in the game on Friday, Sept. 3. A large holographic clock in the sky has started counting down the seconds until Operation: Sky Fire, building excitement for many players. When the clock strikes zero, the event will begin, and season 7’s Battle Pass will end.
As for what season 8 holds, Epic Games has kept things under wraps. However, according to Slash Gear, rumors have stated that it might involve a Halloween theme, just in time for October.