Update (Thu 4th Jun, 2020 13:40 BST): Epic Games has announced that the planned launch of Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 3 has been pushed back further.
Epic says it needs "to balance the Season 3 launch with time for the team to focus on themselves, their families, and their communities" following current worldwide events.
"The live event The Device will be delayed to Monday, June 15, and the Season 3 launch delayed to Wednesday, June 17.
Epic Games has confirmed that the new season will now begin on Thursday, 11th June, following several delays likely owing to the effects of the new coronavirus.
The news comes from a post shared to Epic's official website, where it says that Season 2 will be extended by one week "in an effort to get everything ready" for the new season.