Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 and the upcoming Device live event has been delayed again for a third time – and the second time within a week of each delay. This time, Epic cites the reasoning behind the postponing as the current state of the world.

Recently, protests all across the globe have happened in result of consistent outrage against systemic racism and discriminate police brutality against black people, especially in the United States. Fortnite’s delay follows action from companies around the world, such as Activision and Sony.

Here is Epic’s statement:

Recent events are a heavy reminder of ongoing injustices in society, from the denial of basic human rights to the impact of racism both overt and subtle against people of color. We’re acutely aware of the pain our friends, families, team members, players, and communities are experiencing.

We believe in equality and justice, diversity and inclusion, and that these fundamentals are above politics.

The team is eager to move Fortnite forward, but we need to balance the Season 3 launch with time for the team to focus on themselves, their families, and their communities.

The live event The Device will be delayed to Monday, June 15, and the Season 3 launch delayed to Wednesday, June 17. We know this delay comes on the heels of another one, and we appreciate your patience and understanding during these difficult times.