Fortnite’s next season, which was originally scheduled to launch on June 4 and then last week got delayed to June 11, has had its start date pushed back again in the face of ongoing unrest in the United States. The live event “The Device” will now arrive on June 15, followed by the beginning of Season 3 on June 17.
The event’s move to a Monday is unusual given that Fortnite events have typically taken place on Saturdays. While Fortnite seasons are usually preceded by a single-day event, Season 2 broke from this tradition, which has players all the more eager to see what happens with the eponymous Doomsday device.
Epic Games is the latest developer to delay its plans in response to the police murder of George Floyd and national protests against brutality by law enforcement. Last week saw both the reveal of Madden NFL 2K21 and a long-awaited PlayStation 5 showcase postponed until further notice.