Fortnite’s next big live event appears to be just around the corner. The most recent update to the game added a new alien ship hovering over the main battle royale island, projecting the August 6th countdown clock on the screen.
The Fortnite countdown will likely end with one of the many live events that have been held in the past – everything from Galactus attacks to islands being destroyed by black holes. The developer of the game is as cryptic as always about what is happening.
“It doesn’t seem intended to harm people,” the developer says of the ship. “We expect that its purpose will become clearer in the near future.” Previous leaks have also indicated that Ariana Grande would be making an appearance in the game, although it isn’t clear whether or not she has any connection to the alien invasion.
As of June 8th, Fortnite‘s current alien-themed season kicked off, bringing with it all sorts of new alien weapons and terrain to the battle royale game. There have been a number of updates since then, such as a trippy concert, a short film festival, and new characters like Loki, LeBron James, and Bugha.