Today's the day that Operation Sky Fire takes us from Fortnite Season 7 into Season 8. Severs are expected to go down once the event is complete and we now know when matchmaking will be disabled.
The reveal of Operation Sky Fire was not a surprising one for Fortnite fans. We knew that a big end of season event was coming, but there's something a bit different about this one. It appears that Fortnite is breaking tradition with this event and we're all for it.
We'll go into more detail about what makes Sky Fire unique and why it is an event that is well worth attending.
Latest - Matchmaking disabled soon
Fortnite Matchmaking will be disabled at 20:25 BST in preparation for Operation Sky Fire.
At this time, the only playlist available will be for the event. Lobbies are a max of 16 players and you can join any time leading up to the event to secure your spot.
Operation Sky Fire is Interactive
Most Fortnite events are passive and can only be attended and watched. On the Rift Tour, you could attend the concert but that was it. There was one tiny bit of interaction in the form of a flying/shooting stage.
Operation Sky Fire appears to be a fully interactive event that will see you play a huge role in the outcome. That's not to say that there are different endings but you will actively engage with the story to its completion.
A Perfect Ending
Fortnite Season 7 has been a rollercoaster. One thing that seems to be universally agreed upon is that it was one of the better seasons of Chapter 2 so far. What fans really want to see from here is growth.
What better way to capitalise on a well-received season than to close it out with a bang, hyping up Season 8 in the process. There are still a lot of unanswered questions going forward and Operation Sky Fire has the chance to help reveal all.
We are still awaiting the arrival of The Cube, also known as 'Kevin'. Could this play a role in the event and Season 8 moving forward? Hints around the theme of next season are also up in the air. The only bit of info to leak is a pyramid POI and mummy skin, suggesting we're off to somewhere like Ancient Egypt.
We'll keep you up to date with more surrounding Operation Sky Fire and Fortnite Season 8 as the news breaks.