Today, Epic Games has released an update 10.4 of Fortnite’s chapter 2, season 2. The update has brought a variety new cosmetics, weapons and more.
Players can opt for Cuddlepool or Ravenpool from the updated cosmetics for Deadpool skins. There is a new weapon, the dual suppressed pistol, and grenades have been disabled in competitive gameplay to maintain consistency of loot pool in the current Fortnite Champion Series.
Leaks reported by gfinitysports state that Epic will release at least three new updates to the current season before the release of the new one. Some have claimed to have found a countdown in the game files for the start of the next season and a new ‘spy’ skin. Others have speculated the reintroduction of previously used weapons and arrival of summer skins for season 3 based on the season of its release, among other changes to the map.
In an announcement on 14th April, Epic games pushed the launch for Fortnite’s Chapter 2- Season 3 launch to 4th June. As the current season is extended, the company plans to make season 2 of chapter 2 more entertaining by releasing new challenges, gameplay updates, bonus experience points and some surprises.
Before then, there’s lots of content coming in the current Season. 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!-FortNite Team
Previously, the new season was to launch on 1st May, but due to undisclosed reasons the company has decided to delay it only by a month. The reasons behind the extension might be due to COVID-19 and performance related issues. In March, Fortnite Competitive tweeted about working on resolving performance issues for players and servers.
For Chapter 2 – Season 2, we're working to address performance issues impacting both clients and servers. Our goal is to improve performance before kicking off any cash prized competition. We'll keep you posted with schedule updates as soon as possible.
— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) March 2, 2020
In the same month, the company cancelled prized tournaments to resolve performance issues which were highlighted during its successful World Cup, in summer 2019.
The Daily Duos Cup scheduled for April 15th in Asia will be cancelled. The Contender Cash Cup for OCE on April 15th will be pushed back an hour from 5pm to 6pm AET.
All event timings are now updated within the in-game Compete tab.
— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) April 14, 2020
The March 27th HypeNite and HypeNite+ events are cancelled for the OCE server region. The Daily Duos Cup for March 27th will continue as scheduled for this region.
All event timings are now updated within the in-game compete tab.
— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) March 26, 2020
Maybe the delay has more to do with coronavirus imposed isolation, as development and testing operations are managed by workforce at home, work of season 3 might not be complete.