Fortnite’s Next Season Has Been Delayed A Week

Fortnite’s Next Season Has Been Delayed A Week
Fortnite. Midas’ clock was still counting down to this weekend as of this writing, but Epic says it will be updated. (Screenshot: Epic (Kotaku)

Fortnite’s upcoming season was set to start June 5. In a post today, Epic Games delayed Season 3 to June 12. This weekend’s season-ending event has also been moved, to June 7.

“In an effort to get everything ready for Chapter 2 – Season 3, we’re extending Season 2 by one week,” Epic wrote. “The new launch day of Season 3 will be Thursday, June 11. Also make sure to check out a one-time-only live event called The Device, now scheduled for [June 7 at 4am AEST].”

Buildup to the end of the season kicked off in earnest this week, with tweaks to the size of the storm and a countdown clock appearing in character Midas’ room that was counting down to this weekend. Players have been speculating (and data-mining) that the event will involve the NPC stronghold The Agency and the deadly device Midas has been building all season. Rumours about what Fortnite’s Season 3 will bring abound, including theories that the map will be covered in water.

We’ll have to wait a little longer to find out. I’m pretty much over this season now that I finally got the butch cat skin, but I’m always down for more time to do challenges.


  • This is good news for me. I played maybe a few days at the start of the season, and last night I decided to jump back in to complete my season pass. So many objectives to do and unlock all the skins and their alt skins. Good thing is I’m getting so much xp completing them that I’m getting closer and closer to finishing the pass

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