Fortnite Season 7 is nearly over, and Epic Games released a huge finale event called Operation Sky Fire to conclude the alien invasion. Here’s everything you need to know, including how to watch it back if you missed it.
After the previous season of Fortnite ended with little fanfare, Epic Games confirmed that live finale events would make a comeback for the end of Season 7, where players around the world could join forces to witness the next part of the game’s story.
The epic event, known as Operation Sky Fire, bridged the gap between Season 7 and the upcoming Season 8, as the Imagined Order’s Doctor Slone finally carried out her plan to take down the alien invaders with an explosive attack.
Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite Season 7’s live finale event, Operation Sky Fire, and how to catch up on the epic conclusion if you couldn’t take part in-game.
Fortnite Operation Sky Fire recap
If you couldn’t log into Fortnite during the Operation Sky Fire event, or simply preferred to watch along instead of playing yourself, there are plenty of streamers that took part in the event with VODs or breakdowns of the epic conclusion to Season 7.
Big names in the Fortnite community like SypherPK, Ali-A, and LoserFruit all streamed the event on their respective Twitch or YouTube profiles, where you can re-watch the videos of those live broadcasts. In addition, other creators like ‘Top5Gaming‘ shared their own footage of the event, which can be found below for easy viewing.
For the majority of Fortnite Season 7, players had been helping the Imagined Order’s Doctor Slone gain intel and place traps for the alien invaders, who were floating around the sky in UFOs and abducting players into the Mothership.
After destroying Coral Castle and Slurpy Swamp, the aliens abducted Corny Complex, home to the Imagined Order’s underground base. Slone’s wasn’t happy, of course, and she finally put her plans into motion.
Teasers for Operation Sky Fire suggested that Slone had planted bombs on the abducted parts of Corny Complex, which could be used to destroy the Mothership. Players were able to take to the skies to watch as the event unfolded.
Now that the event is over, Fortnite has gone straight into downtime before Season 8 arrives. Leakers have suggested this could last for around seven hours, similar to the previous ‘black hole‘ where the game was unplayable for a short period.
Make sure to keep an eye on the server status and be ready to jump back into the action once Fortnite comes back online for the start of Season 8!