- Fortnite was on track for a collaboration with Doctor Who, according to rumors.
- However, Doctor Who fans are in for a bad news.
Fortnite is no new to collaboration. In fact, over the past few years, and a few months especially, the game has seen an impressive number of collaborations. Fortnite collaborating with other popular game shows, and even anime is often making headlines.
With a number of collaborations already live in the game and several others still on the cards, there are several rumors too about upcoming collaborations. One such rumor was recently busted by a company executive, putting all the other floating rumors under doubt.
Fortnite X Doctor Who collaboration
In May 2023, a number of leaks were shared online. One of these details was that a potential crossover with Doctor Who could be on the cards. Specifically, the collaboration would be with Doctor Who’s 60th-anniversary episodes, which were aired last autumn.
Later there were rumors that suggested that the crossover had been delayed for a while since Fortnite was busy focusing on the launch of its multiple new modes, which included Fortnite Festival, Rocket Racing, and LEGO Fortnite. Thus fans were expecting Doctor Who crossover to arrive in May 2024, along with the launch of the upcoming season of Doctor Who.
Notably, the leaks came from reliable sources including, veteran Fortnite leakers iFireMonkey, FNBRintel as well as reliable Doctor Who leakers. These leakers who have a proven record of production spoilers, had posted the details along with alleged concept art of items that would be part of the collaboration.
☎️ Fortnite x Doctor Who
It has recently been brought to my attention that there have been discussions in regards to a potential collaboration between Fortnite and Doctor Who.
Based on what i’m aware of, this would be a two week long event in game (using an event tab similar to… pic.twitter.com/AOS51ufD1Z
— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) April 15, 2023
The leaks shared included multiple references to the 60th-anniversary episodes. These included an item that showed the Doctor Who monster Beep the Meep, way before it was known that the creature would be featured.
Additionally, fans were also looking forward to the other items rumored to be arriving to Fortnite such as character skins for David Tennant v2 and Ncuti Gatwa, the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Doctors; a TARDIS glider and a special emote where the character could flex their Psychic Paper. A Sonic Staff and Dalek Manipulator Arm were also rumored to arrive as pickaxes.
Doctor Who showrunner denies Fortnite collab rumors
In spite of the rumor mill spinning for months, Doctor Who showrunner, Russell T Davies recently brushed off all the rumors of a Fortnite x Doctor Who collaboration. This has disappointed several fans who were eagerly awaiting the crossover.
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In fact, the Doctor Who boss went on to call the news of the collaboration a myth. Russell responded to a comment asking about the collaboration on Instagram saying, “There isn’t one! It’s a complete myth, I’m afraid”.
Irrespective of Russell’s definitive statement, some fans still believe that the Doctor Who collaboration could be coming to Epic Game‘s title in some capacity. The unshattered belief of these fans is probably because of how long the Doctor Who rumors have been actively circulating on the internet.