Fortnite's Chapter 2, Season 3 Launch Delayed to Mid June

Fortnite's Chapter 2, Season 3 Launch Delayed to Mid June

Pushed back by another week.

Epic has made the decision to delay the launch of Season 3 in Fortnite Chapter 2 by another week. This follows hot on the heels of an original delay which moved the next season out of launching this week.

"Recent events are a heavy reminder of ongoing injustices in society, from the denial of basic human rights to the impact of racism both overt and subtle against people of color" a post on the Fortnite website begins. "We're acutely aware of the pain our friends, families, team members, players, and communities are experiencing. We believe in equality and justice, diversity and inclusion, and that these fundamentals are above politics."

Saying that while the team is eager to move Fortnite forward, they need time to focus on "themselves, their families, and their communities." The launch of Fortnite Season 3 in Chapter 2 has now been pushed back to Wednesday, June 17.

There's also the delay of Fortnite's ongoing story event. Dubbed “The Device,” this is a one-time event, similar to the Travis Scott concert from earlier this year, that tells an evolving story in the Fortnite universe. This event will now occur on Monday, June 15, two days before the introduction of the next seasonal event.

There's been an outpouring from developers and publishers around the world in support of the Black Lives Matter movenent this week. Nintendo, Capcom, EA, and more have been speaking out in support of the movement against police brutality sweeping across America.

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