Fortnite Season 3 Start Date: Delayed A Second Time

Season 2 of Epic's popular battle royale shooter will now run into early June, with Fortnite Season 3 planned to kick off afterward.

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All good things end ... eventually. Season 2 of Fortnite Chapter 2 was originally scheduled to conclude on April 30, but a few weeks prior, developer Epic Games announced an extension. June 11 will be the new ending date for Season 2 after previously being set for June 4, and Season 3 is scheduled to start immediately afterward. More content for Season 2 will keep you buys in the meantime, but we are quickly approaching the Fortnite Season 3 start date and will be able to play all-new challenges and modes soon.

When Does Fortnite Season 3 Start?

Fortnite Season 3 is launching on June 11, just after Season 2 ends, and Season 2 is being extended by a week. Battle Pass challenges are available to complete until that new date.

What Can You Do While You Wait?

Prior to Season 3's launch, there will be some sort of "Doomsday Event" happening, officially called The Device. It was also delayed from May 30 to June 6, suggesting the countdown timer available in-game was based on the old date.

Now that Season 2 will be running for several more weeks, Epic says there will be "lots" of additional content coming to the game. "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!" the developer teased in a blog post.

Season 3 is already being teased with in-game posters discovered at Lazy Lake. They focus on sharks and water content and seemingly reference Season 3 directly in their files. It's rumored The Device could send sections of the map underwater.

This certainly isn't the first time Epic has extended a season of Fortnite. Season 1 of Chapter 2 was similarly extended by several weeks from its original December 2019 end date into February 2020. During that additional time, the developer held numerous events in the game, including a Star Wars Episode IX preview and a Harley Quinn crossover event.

Season 2 has its own comic book crossover. Battle Pass owners can unlock a Deadpool skin by clearing some of this season's Deadpool challenges. An alternate, unmasked Deadpool skin can also be unlocked by completing Week 8's Deadpool missions, which ask you to find Deadpool's pool floaty and dance at Deadpool's Yacht party.

Season 2's extension means you have more time to complete any weekly challenges you may not have gotten around to from this season. If you need help clearing those, you can find all of our maps and guides in our complete Fortnite Season 2 challenges roundup

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