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Fortnite Delays ‘The Device’, Prepares for June Event

Jared Block
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Once again, Fortnite fans will have to wait just a little bit longer to see the highly anticipated Doomsday live event, which Epic Games has officially declared ‘The Device’ event. Fortnite developers announced on Thursday that the date and time for the next live event has been pushed back to Saturday, June 6, making it a one week delay.

The in-game countdown clock had been stating that the Fortnite Doomsday event would take place on Saturday, May 30. In addition to this news, Epic Games has also announced that the launch of season 3 of Fortnite will also be delayed by an entire week. The schedule change is now the second delay to season 3, which was supposed to launch April 30.

Epic Games released a statement that reads:

“In an effort to get everything ready for Chapter 2 – Season 3, we’re extending Season 2 by one week. The new launch day of Season 3 will be Thursday, June 11. Also make sure to check out a one-time-only live event called The Device, now scheduled for Saturday, June 6 at 2 PM ET (please show up 30 minutes early to help secure your spot, space is limited!).”

The press release goes on to say: “Before the new Season, don’t forget to complete your Battle Pass Challenges and lock in appearance choices for Brutus, TNTina, Meowscles, Skye, Midas, and Maya. There’s still time to complete the recently-added Location Domination and Storm The Agency Challenges.”

The running rumor story floating around is that the Fortnite Device event will see the Doomsday device at The Agency’s HQ get detonated, which will lead to the Battle Royale map getting flooded. The stakes are high, the nerves are growing, and the anticipation for the first live event of 2020 from Epic Games is through the roof.

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