In a recent blog post, Epic Games noted that Chapter 2 Season 2 will end on June 4th
Earlier today, Epic Games announced that the expected end date of Season 2 (April 30th) would be adjusted to June 4th – a whole month and some change difference. They communicated the changes in a blog post initially posted to their Twitter page
Chapter 2 – Season 2 has been extended.
Plenty more coming this season: fresh gameplay, new Challenges, bonus XP & more!
Additional info here: https://t.co/H5Obesm3qf
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 14, 2020
The blog post read:
We’re extending Chapter 2 – Season 2 of Fortnite beyond the original April 30 date. Our plan is to launch Chapter 2 – Season 3 on June 4.
Before then, there’s lots of content coming in the current 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!
For continued updates on the new Fortnite Season and other plans, we’ll keep you up to speed here and on our social channels.
At this point, I feel as though history might be repeating itself. Chapter 2, Season 1 saw two separate delays that ended up pushing the seasonal update to February 20th! For context, that’s roughly two months after the season should have ended. Now, the “fluke” is rapidly turning into the norm
Extending the season might be a necessary evil due to external issues – COVID-19 namely. But on the other hand, delaying content progression will have some negative repercussions. Consider the competitive community which is under turmoil due to lack of competitive updates and disregard to integrity
Prominent analyst and Fortnite commentator BallaTW had his own bone to pick with Epic in a reply, “For real? When are you going to address the massive lack of communication guys? This is again a non-statement. What does the future look like? I know we are all devastated by current events but are you SERIOUS right now?”
The aforementioned sentiment is adopted by much of the core competitive community, even top level pros. World Cup millionaire Rojo pointed out some parallels between the last season’s delay and this one
Remember last time when they extended the seasons boys? 🙂
— Rojo (@Rojo11) April 14, 2020
He’s specifically calling out how boring last season was during the seasonal delays. There were absolutely zero tournaments during the roughly 2 month period between seasons. It would be foolish to not even consider that being our reality again. Could Fortnite’s competitive community survive another tournament lull? I don’t think so
With the release of Riot’s Valorant, and Call of Duty’s Warzone playlist directly competing with what Fortnite has to offer, another blow to the core players could just be fatal. This time last year, Fortnite was hosting a $ 40,000,000 World Cup. After FNCS finals, we’ll be back to square one
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