It seems like Fortnite fans are bound to keep on playing in Season 2 for quite some time. Yesterday, Epic Games have announced that Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 has been delayed once again and will not be starting today as previously mentioned. Instead, the company has decided to push it back until June 17th.
As expected, in a statement about the delay Epic Games talked a bit about recent events in the US and injustices in society. Here’s a full message:
“Hey Fortnite community,
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.
– Epic Games”
To be fair, we can’t be mad about Season 2 being this long. In all fairness, Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 had an insane amount of content including various in-game updates, in-game events (concerts, movie trailers), and an entirely new Party Royale map. We don’t know about you guys, but we can live with this for 2 more weeks…