Epic Games employees are all getting two weeks off starting today, the company announced in a blog post Friday (opens in new tab). The Fortnite Season 10 (opens in new tab) developer is closing its Cary, N.C. offices from June 24 to July 8, giving employees some much-needed rest and relaxation after a reportedly grueling two years.
The success of Fortnite led to extremely long hours (opens in new tab) for people working at Epic, as Polygon reported (opens in new tab) in April. While the company has traditionally given workers two weeks off over the holiday season, this is the first time it has done so during the summer months.
During the break, Epic won't be running any competitive Fortnite tournaments, but it says new Season 9 content will appear in the game as scheduled. Further, the studio told Polygon (opens in new tab) that it has "measures in place to ensure we can react to major issues (should they arise)" during the two weeks' closure.
Local North Carolina news station WRAL note (opens in new tab)s that Epic Games employs about 1,000 people worldwide, and is currently looking to hire some 200 more in roles across the company, from programming to art design.