Fortnite Loserfruit Skin and Emote Reportedly Delayed
Here is yet another delay for Fortnite and the gaming industry as a whole if you are keeping count. The Fortnite Loserfruit skin and emote bundle is reportedly being delayed from its original release date to a later one that we don’t currently know of at the time of writing this.
Fortnite Loserfruit Bundle Was Supposed to Release Today
The Fortnite Loserfruit skin bundle was supposedly going to release today, June 3 according to the leaks and rumors that were being spread around the community lately but that was never officially confirmed by Epic Games or the content creator Loserfruit herself.
Instead, we simply had the leaks and data mines from the in-game files to go on, revealing stuff like what the Fortnite Loserfruit skin will look like, what her emote will be like, and so on. But what is interesting about this delay is that it is official in a roundabout sort of way.
The Australian content creator who is the star of the upcoming paid Fortnite Icon series crossover bundle posted a video recently, courtesy of Twitter user FireMonkey, who went over the state of her Icon series bundle. According to the video, her and Epic Games recently discussed everything.
After talking to one another, the decision was made to delay the release of the Fortnite Loserfruit skin and bundle. This might be disappointing to Fortnite players and fans of the gaming YouTuber but this is an understandable decision that has little to do with the skin itself.
Why This Delay Could Have Happened
As revealed in the recent data mines for the Loserfruit skin set, it is already in the game’s files and completed along with the emote that is themed around the popular Australian YouTuber herself. Instead, it all has to do with everything that is happening in the United States currently.
As you might already know, the Black Lives Movement sprung into action recently with protests around the nation after the unjust murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. This has been at the forefront of American society and news for the last several days.
And it looks like it will continue to be the trending topic as protestors fight for equality, justice, and change in the United States. This massive movement has spread to numerous states and cities, both large and small, causing companies like Nintendo and Sony to make official statements.
Those statements have been in support of change and the movement, but some have gone even further to show their support. In the case of Sony, for example, it has delayed its official PS5 reveal event for the next-generation console that was originally going to happen tomorrow.
When We Could See the New Release Date
No new release date has been given for the reveal event but we do know that it is because of the movement happening. Sony wants to elevate and have the focus be on the voices that need to be heard right now, rather than everyone focusing on the PS5 that isn’t as important.
This same move has been echoed by other gaming companies like Activision who moved both new seasons of multiplayer content for Modern Warfare and Call of Duty Mobile to a currently unknown date, even though they were likely both going to launch this week.
This Fortnite Loserfruit skin situation is likely another similar scenario where Epic Games and the popular content creator have come together to move this back to keep the attention on what is important right now. So, as such, we have no actual new release date for the set at this time.
But what we can expect is that it will likely happen sometime soon and most likely before the end of the month. If we had to guess, it would happen in the next couple of weeks or so around the time of the launch of Season 3, which is its topic.
Will This Also Affect Fortnite Season 3?
With the delay of the Loserfruit set in the game, it brings up the question of whether or not Epic Games is going to delay the upcoming third season of battle royale in Chapter 2 to give some breathing room between the current events going on and the new Season 3 content.
This would be a likely scenario that we wouldn’t be surprised to see happen soon. After all, rumors are currently circulating that the Doomsday event that will kick off the launch of Season 3 is set to begin on June 6, which might be too soon honestly.
With everything going on right now in the country, it may be too soon to have a destructive event like that happen in one of the biggest video games in the world. We wouldn’t be surprised to see Epic Games acknowledge this and push the Doomsday event back some for at least a week.
If that were to happen, though, that would push back the entire launch of Season 3 as the Doomsday event is necessary for creating the setting and changes for the upcoming season. Currently, the season is set to release in almost a week from now on June 11.
That date was set recently after pushing back the previous launch for Season 3 that was supposed to happen tomorrow. And even that date wasn’t the original one as the season was first going to start at the end of April or beginning of May before being delayed.
With so much going on right now, it isn’t looking likely to us that Season 3 will make the June 11 release date, so we do recommend that you prepare ahead of time in case it is pushed back another week or two by Epic Games. But if that were the case, we should hear about it this week, so check back for that.