Epic is extending Fortnite's current season, which was initially due to wrap up at the end of this month, by around five weeks.
Fortnite's Chapter 2, Season 2 was originally planned to conclude on 30th April, but Epic, which offered no explanation for the delay, says Season 3 will now begin on 4th June.
Fortnite's current season has been trundling along since February, a start date that was, itself, the result of an earlier delay; Chapter 2, Season 1, which rode in on a wave of hype last October, was originally intended to conclude in December.
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Season 1 had very definitely outstayed its welcome by the time its replacement finally arrived in February, and – presumably to reassure players that the newly elongated Season 2 won't now suffer a similarly limp fate – Epic says there's still plenty to look forward to ahead of June.
"We have multiple game updates on the way that will deliver fresh gameplay, new Challenges, bonus XP, and a couple more surprises up our sleeve", the developer wrote in a new blog post.