Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 was due to begin on 31st May but was then delayed until June 11th. Now it has been announced today that Season 3 has been delayed until June 17th. In a recent blog post, Epic Games explained the reasoning for delaying Fortnite Season 3:
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. 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.
The team is eager to move Fortnite forward, but we need to balance the Season 3 launch with time for the team to focus on themselves, their families, and their communities.
The live event The Device will be delayed to Monday, June 15, and the Season 3 launch delayed to Wednesday, June 17. We know this delay comes on the heels of another one, and we appreciate your patience and understanding during these difficult times.
The live event will now be held on Monday the 15th instead of the usual Saturday, and the season will begin on Wednesday instead.
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