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Fortnite delays its next season launch by a month

By IANS Updated: Apr 16, 2020 4:04 pm

San Francisco, April 16 (IANS): Epic Games has pushed back the upcoming Season 3 of Fortnite Chapter 2 by over a month.

Chapter 2, Season 3 of Fortnite was scheduled to be released in just two weeks but now, the company said it will be released on June 4.

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“We are extending Chapter 2 – Season 2 of Fortnite beyond the original April 30 date. Our plan is to launch Chapter 2 – Season 3 on June 4,” the company said in a statement.

“There’s lots of content coming in the current Season. We have multiple game updates on the way that will deliver fresh gameplay, new Challenges, bonus XP, and a couple more surprises up our sleeve,” it added.

It is not clear why Epic is doing this, but the most obvious reason can be the current Covid-19 pandemic where most of the developers are working from home.

This is not the first time that Epic has extended a Fortnite season. Earlier, the first season of Chapter 2, launched in October 2019, lasted months longer than predicted as developers hit multiple delays.

By IANS Updated: Apr 16, 2020 4:04:13 pm