12 Sep 2021 2:15 PM +00:00

The first Fortnite Operation Sky Fire Event teases have begun

It's almost time for the Fortnite Season 7 ending event, Operation Skyfire, which will take us into Season 8.

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Following some leaks, we now know exactly what the event will entail. Here's what we know about the Fortnite Season 7 end event so far.

Latest - Matchmaking downtime confirmed

Matchmaking will be diabled at 20:25 BST to prepare for Operation Sky Fire.

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Once matchmaking has been taken down, the only playlist available will be for the event. You can join anytime up to 21:00 BST and you'll be placed into a pre-event lobby. The max lobby size for the event is 16 players.

First official tease + Exclusive skin

We have the first image teaser for Operation Sky Fire from the official Fortnite Twitter account. It's an image that looks like some futuristic schematics.

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We've then gone on to learn that the Trespasser Elite skin that was recently made available might be Event exclusive and not purchasable ever once the event is over.

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Operation Sky Fire Officially Revealed

Following the leak, which we'll get into down below, Epic Games have officially revealed the event and its start date.

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"With the Mothership’s sights set on the Imagined Order’s secret base at Corny Complex, Slone has hatched a plan to end the Invasion once and for all. You’ve answered her calls, worked as an undercover agent for the IO - now it’s time to infiltrate The Last Reality and put a stop to the Alien’s occupation."

The playlist will be available 30 minutes before the start, so be sure to jump in with plenty of time to spare.

Operation Sky Fire Date

Operation Skyfire Fortnite event is scheduled to take place on September 12, which is the week that Season 8 is due to begin.

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Maybe the two will coincide, with the event ushering in the new theme and introducing the new map changes that'll surely come with the new season.

Epic has now confirmed the date of the event as September 12, starting at 4pm ET.

In-Game Event Countdown

The excellent @HYPEX on Twitter was also leaked that a countdown for the Operation Skyfire event will begin in-game today, at 3pm BST/11am ET.

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It will apparently match up with the official reveal of the event. Hypex also suggests that the event will take place at 4pm EST/9pm BST on that date of the event.

As soon as we spot the countdown in-game, we'll let you know what it looks like and where to find it.

Original Leak & Tease

The first tease for the event was leaked on Twitter and you can check out the promotional image, courtesy of @ShiinaBR, down below.

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It shows off Sloane, who's played a huge role in Season 7 so far, as she plots how to expel the invading aliens once and for all.