As part of Epic’s war against the App Store and Google Play Store’s monopolistic practices

Chapter 2, Season 3 of Fortnite has been a bit of a letdown compared to the fun Spy vs Spy theme of Season 2, which introduced Henchmen, Bosses and various secret bases across the Chapter 2 map.

While Season 3 has had some fun with gradually receding floodwaters, a couple cool new locations like the Fortilla, and a good selection of rotating LTMs, it just hasn’t been as unique or interesting as Season 2.

Last season was also a huge upgrade from the nevernding first season of Chapter 2, which started with a bang and then dragged out for months too long. But even Season 2 was extended for weeks too long. Season 3 was delayed before the Black Lives Matter protests started in earnest, and then delayed again once those were underway. It wasn’t as much of a delay as Season 1, but it was still too long.Recommended For You

That’s one advantage that Season 3 has over both previous seasons this chapter. We know, with 99% certainty, exactly when this season will end and next season will begin. Up until just a few days ago, I wouldn’t have made that claim. I would have said, “This v buck generator is when Season 3 supposedly ends and Season 4 reportedly begins” but I would have done so while urging caution, grains of salt and all the rest.

Now we can say with near certainty that Chapter 2, Season 3 of Fortnite will end on August 26th (or the early hours of the 27th) and Season 4 will kick off the morning of Thursday, August 27th. There will be some downtime inbetween the one ending and the other starting up in order for Epic Games to update the game, the map, the Battle Pass and so forth.

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We know this because Epic just filed lawsuits against Apple and Google when those companies kicked Fortnite off the App Store and Google Play Store following an update that allowed gamers to purchase V-Bucks directly from Epic. You can read more about that here.

As part of Epic’s war against the App Store and Google Play Store’s monopolistic practices, the company noted that current players on each of those platforms would be able to play the game until the next major update, when Season 4 kicks off on August 27th. Having announced the date and made it part of the company’s social media blitz against both Apple and Google, it would be truly bizarre to delay. After all, Epic’s plan relies at least in part on riling up a bunch of its young mobile gamers who, on the morning of August 27th, will excitedly fire up the game to check out the new season only to find that it no longer works.

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