Fortnite players claim Epic missed with Season 3 delay
On June 3, we learned that Epic Games were postponing Fortnite Season 3 due to the present climate and also protests against police brutality in the USA. The season was set to launch on June 11 but has been pushed another week before June 17.
This is the next time that Season 2 was extended, nearing Chapter 2 Season 1 since the longest season in Fortnite history. Despite the delay being predicted and understandable, Fortnite players were disappointed to hear the information.
After the delay, many Fortnite players chose to societal media to share their frustrations.
Several posts hit on the r/FortniteBR subreddit that suggested that Epic must have published the season as planned and donated a part of their Battle Pass profits to related charities.
Two articles, namely, known as out Epic Games for this missed opportunity, such as one from @KudosOnYT and another from u/ViangelPlaysGamesYT. Both posts have been eliminated by moderators of the subreddit.
The two @FortniteGame and @InfinityWard might have had such a greater impact if they actually released their new Seasons and contributed a percentage of the conflict passes to the Black Lives Matter Movement aswell as stating it on the front page of the matches.
The post by ViangelPlaysGamesYT implied that Epic add some thing to the Item Shop to generate cash for charity instead of delaying the season and”really shifting nothing.”
Electronic Arts, with all of the hate they buy in the gaming community for their microtransactions, announced that they would be donating $1 million to charity and”double match any money that you contribute to those and some other local organizations through our YourCause program during the month of June.” They announced several related initiatives in their blog post too.
Charge: Epic Games
As of this moment, a chunk of the community will see the Season 3 delay under a greedy light — that Epic didn’t need the newest Fortnite season overshadowed by real world events.
Hopefully, that’s not the case and we see some type of related charitable efforts from Epic along with other publishers and studios in the wake of recent occasions. The opportunity isn’t totally missed, yet.