Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 Extended to June 4th

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 Extended to June 4th

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Fortnite’s newest season is nearly two months old, and players are beginning to wonder what the next step is for the popular Battle Royale title. Chapter 2 Season 2 seems to have split the fanbase with some enjoying its secret agent-themed approach to the map and others voicing their dislike for it. Competitive players come to mind first and foremost on the negative side. Their argument against this particular season focuses heavily on the new points of interest (POIs). The Grotto, The Agency, The Shark, The Yacht and The Rig all feature Mythic items, some of which are extremely powerful in any player’s hands. Regardless of opinion, the Fortnite website recently updated with a new end date for Chapter 2 Season 2, which will extend the season for two more months.

Chapter 2 Season 2 Extended to June 4th

The official Fortnite website received an update, which reveals that the current season will now end on June 4th instead of the initial end date of April 30th. Fortnite’s Twitter account informed their 10 million followers in an announcement shortly after their website updated. The Fortnite Team spoke briefly on the new release date in a blog post:

“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!”

Much to the dismay of competitive players and delight of others, Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 will stick around until June.

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Why the Extension?

Epic Games likely will not come out and admit why exactly they have come to this decision. Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 saw a similar fate, where it released in October and should have ended in December but stuck around until late in February. The developers offered almost no explanation for this before, so we should not expect one now. We can safely surmise that the COVID-19 pandemic has something to do with this. Many businesses have shut down altogether, and we can only imagine that Epic Games is operating under less than ideal conditions.

It’s also possible that Epic is working on an even more significant overhaul to Fortnite than we have seen before. As previously stated, there seems to be a considerable portion of Fortnite players that do not enjoy the current state of the game. Servers are often unreliable, some weapons lend an unfair advantage to other players, and overall the game seems to be in an odd state. The developers have shown a systematic failure to communicate with its audience. More challenges, character skins and Battle Pass rewards are definitely on the way, but as far as what to expect beyond that, it is entirely up in the air.

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Matt Pryor
Matt is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University. He appreciates all esports titles but primarily focuses on Fortnite and Call of Duty. Matt continuously analyzes gameplay and plays the games himself to better understand in-game decisions by the best players in the world.