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Fortnite Season Launch Hit With Last-Minute Delay

11 Mar 2024

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Epic Games has informed the Fortnite community of an unexpected delay in the debut of Fortnite Chapter 5, Season 2, titled Myths and Mortals, attributing the setback to unforeseen technical glitches. Sharing the news on the official Fortnite Status X account, the company revealed that what was initially a routine maintenance task encountered a snag, necessitating an additional eight-hour fix. Such delays, while frustrating for players eager for new content, are rare but not unheard of in the gaming world.

As a result, Fortnite will be inaccessible for an extended period, with the total downtime anticipated to be around eight hours, considerably longer than the usual two to three hours typically expected for such updates. This delay casts a shadow of disappointment over the Fortnite community, as players find themselves waiting eagerly, yet patiently, for the much-anticipated launch.

Myths and Mortals promised to immerse players in the rich tapestry of Greek mythology, offering gameplay experiences that include embodying Greek gods, battling formidable mythological figures, and wielding extraordinary powers. The season was set to introduce new battle pass characters, the ability to call down the might of Zeus’s thunderbolt, soaring through the skies with the Wings of Icarus, and an overhauled battle royale map featuring iconic locales such as Mount Olympus and the eerie Underworld.

The unscheduled delay means that fans in Europe and beyond will likely see the start of the season pushed into the late hours, dampening the excitement that had built around this mythologically themed update. Despite the setback, anticipation remains high for the eventual roll-out of Myths and Mortals, highlighting the Fortnite community's resilience and enduring passion for the game's evolving narrative and gameplay landscapes.

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