Fortnite Delays Season Launch To June 17th

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


This was to be expected. With so much going on in the world right now it only made sense for Epic Games to push back the start of the season and event. I know a lot of people are on either side, mostly agreeing but there are a few people that see Fortnite as an escape from reality. To those people I ask you to reflect the extra few days, play a different game or don’t! The reality is, Epic Games won’t miss one or 20 of you. Stop complaining, it’s only a few more days.

The “loserfruit” skin release was also delayed and is now scheduled to be in the store on June 16th. That will give us 3 back to back days of action on Fortnite, hopefully aliens don’t visit between now and then because we may never get a season 3.

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