Upcoming story event also struck.
Fortnite’s new season has been pushed back again, this time by a further week. Chapter 2 Season 3 will now arrive on Thursday, 11th June.
That delay will also impact the game’s upcoming story event, which Fortnite had begun counting down to in-game. Named “The Device”, this one-time-only event will now take place a week later than previously scheduled: on Saturday, 6th June at 7pm UK time.
Chapter 2 Season 3, which has been widely tipped to introduce underwater gameplay, was originally set for the end of April. Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering the global move to remote development, Epic Games announced in April it would need more time to get things ready.
Today is the first time we’ve heard an official name for Fortnite’s upcoming story event. The Device likely refers to the doomsday machine currently being built by spy agency boss Midas, visible from his room in-game. Leaks suggest the machine is being built in an attempt to rid Fortnite of its storm once and for all – something which would certainly shake things up.