Chapter 2 - Season 3 of Fortnite will now start in June

By Heidi Nicholas,
Chapter 2 - Season 2 of Fortnite has now been extended beyond the original end date in April. Epic is now planning for Season 3 to start on June 4th, but says there's "lots of content" to come before then.

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It's a brief announcement, and Epic doesn't give the reasoning behind the delay. Season 2 was meant to end on April 30th, meaning that it'll now run for over a month longer than planned, and Epic says that time will be filled with lots of content including a number of game updates, new challenges, bonus XP, and "a couple more surprises" to come.

There's been extensions and delays for previous seasons: Season 2 was extended to make room for a wave of holiday-themed updates. Before that, there were issues for Epic when they sued a playtester who had allegedly leaked info about the game's second chapter. Chapter 2 ended up garnering a huge amount of media attention when Season X ended with a world-ending black hole and, at the same time, Epic wiped all of their social media accounts.

There's no such world-ending drama now: although there's no reason given for the delay, players do have a new launch date for Chapter 2 - Season 3 to look forward to, and will be getting a lot of new content while they wait in the meantime. We'll update you if there's any further delay.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!