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Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 is being delayed

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Looks like you're going to be cranking 90s in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 for a bit longer than expected, as developer Epic Games has announced a delay to the next big content drop for the premier battle royale title.

Chapter 2, Season 2 had been expected to wrap up on April 30, but Epic has now stated that Season 3 will instead kick off on June 4.

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It's one of a series of delays that hardcore Fortnite fans have had to endure recently.

Chapter 2, Season 2 has been running for quite some time, stretching back to February. But it was also delayed, as Chapter 2, Season 1 had originally been set to finish up in December of last year.

Aware that antsy gamers won't quietly put up with a second delay, Epic has promised that fresh new events will still land as part of the extended season.

"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 said in a new blog post.

Epic hasn't given an explicit reason for the delay, but it can be assumed that the current global pandemic is playing its part.

Gerald Lynch

Gerald is the Executive Editor for TechRadar, taking care of the site's home cinema, gaming, smart home, entertainment and audio output. He loves his gaming, but don't expect him to play with you unless your console is hooked up to a 4K HDR screen and a 7.1 surround system. Based out of TechRadar Towers, London, Gerald was previously Editor of Gizmodo UK. He dreams of the day when he can pop on a VR headset and meet Lawnmower Man-era Pierce Brosnan. Sadly, Pierce doesn't share the dream.