Epic announces delay of Fortnite’s The Device, new season

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Posted on: June 4, 2020 10:22 pm EDT

Epic Games is ready to push forward with new eSports activity, but not before being forced to take a break

This is the second time in less than a week that Epic Games, the developer of the video game Fortnite, announced a delay for its Fortnite’s “The Device” event, as well as the beginning of Chapter Two, season three. This event is posed as the initiator of the upcoming season that was supposed to take place on June 6. Epic confirmed the postponement of “The Device” to Monday, June 15, and the start of season three on June 17.

“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,” Epic said. “We’re acutely aware of the pain our friends, families, team members, players, and communities are experiencing.” Beyond the coronavirus pandemic, the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police on May 25 has created growing unrest across the US, which is causing multiple gaming events and reveals to be postponed a little.

“We believe in equality and justice, diversity and inclusion, and that these fundamentals are above politics,” Epic added. “The team is eager to move Fortnite forward, but we need to balance the season three launch with time for the team to focus on themselves, their families, and their communities.” This news will most definitely upset some Fortnite fans who have been waiting for Season 3 to start, but there are bigger issues than a game. Even the launch of the upcoming Fortnite Icon Series skin in partnership with Loserfruit has been delayed for the time being.