Epic Games delayed Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 once again. It’s now the second time the Fortnite developers have failed to meet the previously announced release date of season 3. We would all be sympathetic towards the company if the corona crisis had slowed down development. But it’s likely that greed is the culprit here!
Fortnite Season 3 release date
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 initially should have come out on April 30th. Epic Games delayed it halfway through that month, pumping the release date to June 4th. In a new blogpost, the devs postpone Fortnite season 3 for the second time, now adding another week to the release date. Season 3 should launch on Thursday, June 11.
No shortage of advertisement
Epic Games doesn’t explain why the upcoming Fortnite season has been postponed again, simply stating they need to “get everything ready”. And of course, launching a new season with a revamped map, new cosmetics, and tonnes of new challenges and features isn’t easy right now. The COVID-19 virus prevents the dev team from physically working together.
But that argument loses some credibility when you realize that Fortnite has had new stuff in abundance. Just recently the game set a new concurrent ‘player’ record with the Travis Scott concert. Additionally, Epic introduced a new game mode called Party Royale. Hell, they even had the time to promote the upcoming Christopher Nolan movie.
Money over gamers
That leaves us to believe that they didn’t have any trouble launching all these commercial events. The only problem is that people that actually play Fortnite gain nothing from a movie trailer or in-game concert. In fact, we would go as far as saying Epic Games would rather invest their time, man-hours, and money in advertisement deals and non-essential additions to the game.
Conversely, gamers that see Fortnite as a video game – not a social hub or concert hall – are left with barely any new content. How is it possible that the core game’s development is constantly delayed, while huge cross-franchise marketing is prioritized?
Whatever the case, Fortnite gets an update containing a brand new season late June. Until then, be sure to join in on the discussion via our active Facebook community.