Fortnite “The Device” Event And Season 3 Delayed

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Fortnite players that were waiting for the next season and “The Device” live event will now have to wait a little bit longer. Epic Games recently announced via a blog post that they are delaying both the live event and Season 3. The reason for this delay is not the on-going COVID-19 outbreak, but the recent cases of police brutality in the United States that have caused nationwide protests.

“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. We're acutely aware of the pain our friends, families, team members, players, and communities are experiencing.” Epic Games said in their official blog post. “We believe in equality and justice, diversity and inclusion, and that these fundamentals are above politics. The team is eager to move Fortnite forward, but we need to balance the Season 3 launch with time for the team to focus on themselves, their families, and their communities.”

The "The Device" live event will now take place on June 15 and the highly anticipated Season 3 will kick off on June 17. The next season was previously supposed to go live on June 6. This is the third delay for Season 3. The update was first delayed for more than a month back in April, and the second delay came on May 28.

So what do you think? Do you agree with Epic Games' decision to delay the game? Were you looking forward to Season 3? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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