Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 release date: all the latest details

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 release date

If you’re looking forward to the start of the next season of Fortnite, you’re going to have to keep looking forward for some time to come. The Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 release date has been delayed well past its original April 30 release, in what Epic is calling an “extension” for Season 2.

Epic doesn’t provide any specific reason for the delay in the announcement, but it’s likely due to complications in working around COVID-19. We’ve seen other online games get updates delayed as a result of the pandemic – Elder Scrolls Online’s Greymoor expansion got pushed back one week, while Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.3 is facing a currently non-specific delay of up to a month.

Not that there necessarily needs to be a reason for the delay. The Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 release date was substantially pushed back – over two months – and that was well before a global pandemic. Hopefully the extension will mean any stragglers have enough time to finish off their seasonal challenges and unlock some cool Fortnite skins.

When is the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 release date?

The new Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 is June 4, 2020 – that’s over a month after the original planned launch date. Epic says “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” as we head into a delayed Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 end date.

The delay was announced on the official Fortnite Twitter account. It’s been some time since and we now know that one of those promised surprises is Travis Scott’s in-game Astronomical event.

For now, if you need any help with the current season’s challenges then here’s our guide to finding all of the Fortnite golden pipe wrenches and where to bounce off giant astro heads.

Interestingly, there aren’t too many theories about what will happen to the battle royale game’s island next season. It seems like Epic Games have done it all in the short time since the game launched, but we’re sure they’ll manage to pull something fresh out the bag for Season 3.