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Fortnite leak reveals another delay to Season 2 start date

by David Purcell
Epic Games

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Epic Games could be on the brink of announcing yet another extension to Fortnite Chapter 2's current season after a leaker claimed the Season 2 star date has been put back even further. 

Fans of the popular battle royale game have had to wait longer than any other time in its short history for the beginning of a new season and it appears that developers are asking for even more patience before launching their next major update.

Fortnite Chapter 2 started back in October 2019 and since that time we have seen everything from a Star Wars crossover to the Winterfest event come and go. There has been little sign of any radical changes coming soon – despite demand from the community.

Battle Bus headed towards Fortnite island
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Fortnite's map changed drastically at the beginning of Chapter 2, but the stream of new content has slowed down since.

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It was announced in November that the debut season would be the largest to-date, with Epic confirming that early February was to be the launch window for Season 2. Now, a reputable leaker claims the goalposts have been moved once again.

A data miner that often leaks happenings in Fortnite before they're officially revealed, HYPEX, claims that the original start date for the next season was February 6, but has been pushed back to February 20.

The leaker confirmed as much in a tweet on January 23, although the reasons for such a tweak in the content schedule are pretty much unknown at this point.

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Anybody with their finger on the pulse of the Fortnite Battle Royale online community knows that there's a growing expectancy for significant changes to be made to the in-game experience, but if this leaked information proves to be accurate, the wait will be even longer than some imagined.

Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins, Turner 'Tfue' Tenney and many other high profile streamers have called for things to be shaken up in the game throughout the course of Season 1 – with the former calling for a return of the Infantry Rifle to balance things out for players on PC.

Whether or not Fortnite's second season of Chapter 2 will actually launch on February 20 remains to be seen, but as soon as we get any confirmation from developers, we'll be the first to let you know.