Russell T. Davies Addresses Speculation on Potential Fortnite and Doctor Who Pair-Up
Following months of fervent speculation and rumors regarding a possible collaboration between Fortnite and the iconic British sci-fi series Doctor Who, fans received a disappointing update from none other than the show’s showrunner, Russell T. Davies.
As reported by Eurogamer, Davies took to Instagram to address the swirling rumors after a curious commenter sought clarification on the matter. In a succinct response, Davies debunked the notion of any collaboration, categorically labeling it as “a complete myth” and confirming that there are no developments to report on the supposed partnership.
The anticipation surrounding a potential crossover between Fortnite and Doctor Who had been steadily building, particularly as the beloved series approached its milestone 60th anniversary special in November. Speculation first emerged last year, with prominent Fortnite leaker iFireMonkey hinting at possible in-game content related to the iconic show as early as April. The leak suggested the inclusion of “2 Skins, 2 Pickaxes, 1 Glider, and 1 Emote” as part of the anticipated event.
While the Fortnite community eagerly awaited news of the collaboration, the game’s Chapter 5 commenced with a slew of significant updates, including the introduction of Lego Fortnite, Rocket Racing, and Fortnite Festival. Despite the absence of Doctor Who content, Chapter 5 Season 1 features several high-profile collaborations, including the inclusion of Family Guy’s Peter Griffin and Metal Gear Solid’s Solid Snake in the battle pass, alongside a mid-season event starring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Shredder, and Splinter.
The inclusion of the world’s most famous franchises and fictional characters in Fortnite is not stopping any time soon. Introducing Doctor Who to the game’s universe could contribute to an important ingredient in the creation of Fortnite as the ultimate pop culture gathering. Fortnite remains available across various platforms, including Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile devices, offering players a diverse range of gameplay experiences.