It’s the first big event of its kind on Fortnite since the black hole event last year that famously purposefully took the whole game down for over a day.
Epic didn’t say exactly why the season has been delayed but it’s very likely that many of its employees are preparing the switch remotely as people continue to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic. This tweet (via The Verge) from Epic’s creative director says as much:
So proud and humbled by the talent and dedication of the 1000+ people working, from their homes, to make Fortnite awesome everyday. Can’t wait for you to see what’s coming... https://t.co/REfAWZz43a— Donald Mustard (@DonaldMustard) May 28, 2020
Fortnite has been pretty busy recently, even acting as a platform to premiere a trailer for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film Tenet.