For now, Fortnite Season 3 is set to run until August 27, putting it right in line with most of the other seasons from Chapter 1. Chapter 2 has featured seasons that are twice as long, however, which means that most players wouldn’t be surprised to see Season 3 extended into September.
We don’t know anything for sure, but we’ve had this feeling since Season 3 came out. Right away, data miners noticed that there is one more week’s worth of challenges in the game files than there are scheduled weeks in the season. Naturally, this points to at least one week of Overtime for Chapter 2 Season 3.
Most players expected to see cars come to Fortnite in v13.30, which released this week. Instead, Epic trolled us by removing all of the cars on the Fortnite map. At first, we assumed that this was a way to incorporate cars into the lore. We’ll be driving the cars that have been on the map since Season 1, so the Fortnite insurance company needs to fix them up before we can drive them.
On July 23, Fortnite put out a tweet that points to a few things. First, it makes us think that there’s some sort of issue with the cars that were slated to hit the game on the 21. Second, it strongly points to Season 3 being extended for at least two weeks – in our opinion.
The tweet was a “No Sweat Insurance” message. The setup can be ignored, as the real message is at the bottom: “Expect a few weeks until we’re road ready.”
Two weeks from today is August 6. That’s only three weeks away from the scheduled end to Season 3. Would Epic really add a core mechanic, such as cars, so close to the end of the season? These are the same cars that we saw in the Season 3 trailer, after all. Introducing them in week 8 out of 12 seems pretty late.
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We’re guessing that Fortnite Season 3 will last at least two weeks longer than currently scheduled – and that’s being optimistic. In reality, we could see this season extended another month. We hope that we’re dead wrong about this, but the recent history, news, and leaks all point to the same thing: a Season 3 extension.