- Doctor Who showrunner Russel T. Davies denies any collaboration between Fortnite and the popular British television series, ending rumors.
- Fortnite continues to draw in new players with its popular collaborations, including crossovers with LEGO, musicians, and iconic franchises.
- While the highly-anticipated Fortnite crossover with Doctor Who is not happening, fans can still enjoy a variety of in-game content from other beloved franchises.
In spite of long-running rumors, Doctor Who showrunner Russel T. Davies states that there is no upcoming collaboration between Fortnite and the popular British television series. Former leaks of Doctor Who joining Fortnite had fans of both franchises excited, but this recent comment from the show’s lead has put those rumors on ice.
Released in 2017, Fortnite has become one of the most popular games in the world, beloved for its battle royale gameplay and pop culture tie-ins. The game includes a variety of modes, such as the newly added LEGO mode, and features a number of in-game characters and skins from popular franchises like Marvel and Star Wars.
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First reported by Eurogamer, one of the lead showrunners for the Doctor Who TV series, Russel T. Davies, recently responded to a fan question regarding the rumored Fortnite crossover. Replying to a comment on his Instagram, Davies stated that there simply is no collaboration happening between Fortnite and Doctor Who, and the rumors are “complete myth.” Many fans were hopeful to see Doctor Who cosmetics in Fortnite or perhaps a special event that would feature the iconic blue London Police Box TARDIS. However, in spite of reliable leakers and datamines revealing Doctor Who content prepared for the game, Davies’ statement has shut down rumors for the time being. It is speculated that either negotiations fell through or the in-game items were prepared prior to a final agreement being reached, though the true reason for the collab not moving forward remains unknown.
There isn’t one! It’s a complete myth, I’m afraid.
Various pop culture collaborations continue to draw in new audiences to Fortnite. The recent LEGO crossover with Fortnite massively boosted concurrent player counts, and special events with musicians like Ariana Grande and Travis Scott helped introduce Fortnite to new players. Other beloved collabs between Fortnite and pop culture icons include team-ups with LeBron James, the introduction of Master Chief from Halo, and the heavy-hitting inclusion of anime characters from Dragon Ball Z, Jujutsu Kaisen, and more. While it would seem the highly-anticipated Fortnite crossover with Doctor Who will not be happening, many fans remain hopeful that the British Doctor and other popular characters will eventually make their way to Fortnite.
As more iconic franchises are brought in to Fortnite, fans are able to enjoy a variety of in-game content. From unique weapon and item skins to recognizable characters, the pop culture crossovers in Fortnite are a frequent point of interest for new and returning players. Even though not all rumored content makes its way to the game, such as Doctor Who, Fortnite continues to seek out fun collaboration opportunities for fans to experience.
Fortnite is a massively popular game that has several modes, the most famous of which is the online battle royale mode. In this mode, players collect items, build structures, and battle it out to be the ultimate victor.
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