Fortnite’s Chapter 2 Season 1 has been extended until February 2020

Fortnite’s Chaper 2 Season 1 has been extended and will now end in early February 2020, Epic has announced.

That represents an extension which is just shy of two months, as Chapter 2 Season 1 was originally planned to end in mid-December. In announcing the extension, Epic said:

“With a new year comes new beginnings! Last year we celebrated 14 Days of Fortnite over the holidays. This year we’ve got even more content for you to unwrap, including new game features, free rewards and a live experience that you won’t want to miss. To prepare for all the new holiday-themed updates, we will be extending Chapter 2’s first season into early February. Get ready for winter!”

As you can see, extending Chaper 2 Season 1 will allow Epic to prepare for the games Christmas events, which will now be incorporated into the current season. Although Epic has given no specifics, players can expect “new game features”, “free rewards”, and a “live experience that you won’t want to miss” over the festive period.

The delay does make sense – Epic usually give their staff a couple of weeks off over Christmas, so setting a big update live and starting a new Season right before the festivities begin is probably a bad idea. Delaying the beginning of Season 2 until February will mean that Epic will have all hands on deck should there be any teething issues or any quick fixes that need sorting.

Fortnite’s Chapter 2 Season 2 will now begin in early February 2020. Epic didn’t announce an exact date for when Fortnite’s Season 2 will begin, but we’ll keep you updated as and when that information becomes available.

Chris is our resident FPS-obsessed football fanatic who, when not playing an FPS or FIFA, can probably be found spending the odd 100 hours or so building his perfect farm on Stardew Valley. Chris comes to you with a hint of cynicism and plenty of sarcasm.

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