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The next ‘Fortnite’ season has been delayed until June 4th

The current season will be extended with "lots" of extra content.
Fortnite Season 3 delayed until June 4th
Steve Dent
Steve Dent|@stevetdent|April 15, 2020 6:30 AM

Epic Games will extend the current Fortnite season by an extra month, marking the second season in a row to be delayed. The third season of Chapter 2 will now launch on June 4th rather than May 1st as originally planned, Epic announced.

Epic launched Chapter 2 last October with new maps and content while promising “less grind.” Seasons usually last a couple of months, but the first season became the longest one yet when it was extended to four months. Now, season 2 will run for about the same amount of time .

The company didn’t spell out the reason for the delay, though it might be because Fortnite’s North Carolina employees have been working from home due to COVID-19. Epic has also cancelled all of its pro Fortnite tournaments.

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To make up for the delay, however, the Fortnite team said it had “multiple game updates on the way that will deliver fresh gameplay, new challenges, bonus XP and a couple more surprises!” There’s no word on when those will arrive, but the team said it would provide updates on its social media channels.

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The next ‘Fortnite’ season has been delayed until June 4th