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Fortnite's "The Device" live event delayed to June 15th, Season 3 delayed to June 17th

Epic has announced another pair of delays for Fortnite. You can check out the information below, along with an explanation for the delays.

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The team is eager to move Fortnite forward, but we need to balance the Season 3 launch with time for the team to focus on themselves, their families, and their communities.

The live event The Device will be delayed to Monday, June 15, and the Season 3 launch delayed to Wednesday, June 17. We know this delay comes on the heels of another one, and we appreciate your patience and understanding during these difficult times.

Fortnite's watery fate in Chapter 2: Season 3 all but confirmed, and it may have been teased a year ago

The tide is rising

For months now, dataminers have been finding details in the source code for Fortnite that point to much of the in-game map being flooded by water. Now we have the biggest piece of evidence yet, and it comes straight from Epic.

The third season of Fortnite: Chapter 2 was supposed to go live this week, but Epic recently pushed it back. Unfortunately for Epic, it seems someone over at Sony didn't get the message, as a new Playstation background/icon was uploaded to PSN today. You can see what that image looks like above.

The image certainly seems to play into all the flooded map discussion, and also shows that Epic may have teased this event a year back.

Epic released the above short a year ago, and didn't really offer up much info on why they created it. Many saw it as just a fun animation to share with players, but now its taken on a whole new light. There's even a set of palm trees spotted in the animation that look almost exactly like the trees in the above icon. Epic does love to tease things to come, so it's definitely not a stretch to think they were doing just that in the above clip.

Season 3 of Fortnite: Chapter 2 delayed to July 11th, 2020

Delay of game

Epic has announced that Season 3 of Fortnite: Chapter 2 has been bumped back by another week. It seems the team needs a bit more time to make sure Season 3 is up to snuff. Check out Epic's full announcement on the shift below.

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!).

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.

New Storm the Agency challenges and more make their way to Fortnite

FREE STORM THE AGENCY CHALLENGES

Help Renegade Shadow complete a series of free Challenges between now and the end of the Season:

Land at The Agency.
Survive 10 Storm Circles.
Open a faction-locked Chest at three different Spy Bases.
Swim over five hatches at The Agency.
Eliminate a Henchman at three different Safe Houses.

Completing this set of Challenges earns free rewards including the Shadow Seal Wrap, Steel Shadow Pickaxe, and Shadow Stalker Glider along with bonus XP.

Fortnite Storm The Agency Challenges and Rewards

NEW RENEGADE SHADOW OUTFIT AND BACK BLING

Dress the part of Renegade Shadow. The new Outfit is now available in the Item Shop and includes the Blast Radius Back Bling. Both come with selectable styles, so you can swap how you step in and out of the shadows.

Fortnite Renegade Shadow Outfit and Blast Radius Back Bling

IMMORTALIZE THE AGENCY INVASION: FREE GIFTABLE LOADING SCREEN

Also available in the Item Shop is a free giftable Loading Screen of The Agency invasion raid. Grab it now and share with a friend.

Epic says the idea of debuting a new trailer for TENET came from Christoper Nolan himself

An offer too good to refuse

Earlier today, we mentioned that Fortnite's Party Royale mode was going to play host to a new trailer for Christopher Nolan's next movie, TENET. Some fans were surprised to see epic get such a scoop, but it turns out they weren't the ones to come up with the idea. Epic's Donald Mustard says the pitch came from Nolan himself.

The idea of debuting the TENET trailer came from a phone call with Christopher Nolan. We were all talking about our love of seeing new trailers in a THEATER and how sad we were that we can’t do that right now - but how maybe this could be the next best thing. Hope you love it!

The trailer actually debuted in Fortnite just a little while ago. You can catch the whole event in the video below.

New trailer for the film TENET premiering in Fortnite tonight

A look at Nolan's latest

Epic has proven that Fortnite can bring in millions upon millions of live viewers for concert events and more, followed by millions who'll watch clipped/archived versions of the event. There's no doubt the success so far will be bringing in all sorts of unique opportunities in the future, and one of those is taking place tonight.

If you're looking for something to do tonight, perhaps you should drop in on Fortnite's Party Royale mode. At 8 PM ET, you can take in a brand-new trailer for Christopher Nolan's upcoming film TENET on the big screen. The film already has a lot of hype behind it, and there's no doubt this trailer will bring in more eyes still.

RUMOR: A Nintendo-exclusive skin might be heading to Fortnite on Switch

Nintendo X Epic?

Dataminers are constantly digging through Fortnite to see what content is on the way. The latest round of data discovered could point to an exclusive costume coming to Nintendo fans.

According to dataminers, a new ID was added to the game recently. It reads "Cosmetics.Source.Platform.Nintendo," which certainly seems like it's related to exclusive Switch content. Unfortunately, that's the only tidbit that dataminers have discovered so far.

It's hard not to think that this could tie in to that Kirby appearance in a Fortnite trailer lately. Was that just a happy coincidence, or a clever tease?

Funko releasing another wave of Fortnite Pop! figurines

Droppin' mid July

Funko has dabbled with Fortnite in the past, and now the two are teaming up once again for another set of Pop! figurines. This time around, fans will be able to snag 8Ball, Ghoul Trooper, Galaxy, Blackheart, and UltimaKnight Pop! figurines. This series is set to launch sometime in mid-July 2020.

Check out Fortnite Party Royale's launch concert

Party time!

As was previously announced, a special launch celebration was held in Fortnite Party Royale. The concert included Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, and Deadmau5 putting on performances. The entire set was an hour long, and you can watch the full thing from start to finish above.

Kirby pops up in an official Fortnite trailer, but he's censored in the Sony/Microsoft versions

Kirby's getting sweaty

We shared a trailer for Fortnite's new Party Royale "experimental space," which is where players can go to just relax and have some fun that doesn't involve aiming for a Victory Royale. What we didn't point out when we shared that trailer was a quick cameo by Kirby!

Right at the beginning of the trailer, you can catch Kirby on an in-game video monitor. The monitor is where players can go to watch performances and more, and it seems the DJ that was on display when this trailer was created has an affinity for Kirby! It's unclear whether Nintendo gave the thumbs-up for this appearance, but Sony/Microsoft certainly did not.

In the very same trailer that was added to Sony's PS4 anx Microsoft's Xbox One YouTube channels, Kirby has been censored out! It's pretty funny, because by censoring Kirby, these uploads have drawn even more attention to the character being there! With both companies censoring out Kirby, it seems likely they were trying to avoid any issue with Nintendo, or Nintendo requested the censorship themselves.

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