Epic Games has announced that it's delayed the start of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 for a third time. The new season, which was previously scheduled for June 11, will now begin on Wednesday, June 17. Live event "The Device" is set to take place two days earlier on Monday, June 15.
In a statement, Epic revealed that due to recent events, it intended to "balance the Season 3 launch with time for the team to focus on themselves, their families, and their communities":
"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."
In conclusion, Epic thanked players for their patience, admitting "we know this delay comes on the heels of another one, and we appreciate your patience and understanding during these difficult times."
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