Epic is extending the present season of Fortnite by one other month, with the third season of Chapter 2 now slated to launch on June 4th as an alternative of Might 1st. Epic made the announcement on its web site Tuesday morning, providing little or no clarification.
“We’re extending Chapter 2 – Season 2 of Fortnite past the unique April 30 date. Our plan is to launch Chapter 2 – Season three on June 4,” the announcement reads. “Earlier than then, there’s a lot of content material coming within the present Season. Now we have a number of sport updates on the way in which that can ship contemporary gameplay, new Challenges, bonus XP, and a pair extra surprises up our sleeve.”
That is the second extension for the sport’s seasonal mannequin since Epic gave Fortnite a form of tender reboot final fall with the launch of Chapter 2 following the black gap occasion. It’s not clear why Epic is doing this, however there are a variety of potential causes, the obvious being the present COVID-19 pandemic impacting societies worldwide. Epic, primarily based in North Carolina, is having its workforce keep the sport from house, and that is perhaps having an impact on how intently Epic is ready to hold to its deliberate schedule.
There’s additionally the matter of aggressive Fortnite, which has successfully disappeared following final summer time’s profitable World Cup occasion whereas Epic irons out some points. In early March, Epic mentioned it could pause all money prize tournaments to handle efficiency issues, and on prime of that it’s probably COVID-19 has since put a pause on any plans to host tournaments or dwell competitions of any type effectively into the long run.
So there’s fairly a bit happening each with the sport and with the world past in the meanwhile, and it is sensible Epic may need a bit further time to iron out its subsequent seasonal launch and maybe plot a clearer path ahead for the sport’s esports scene. For gamers, it means an additional 30 days or so to complete the battle move.