A Doctor Who experience is coming to Fortnite, though not as part of an official collaboration.
BBC Studios today announced the arrival of the Tardis in Fortnite and shared images of a playable room they built in the game’s creative mode.
In it you can visit the Tardis, see Cybermen and run away from Daleks. However, don’t expect David Tennant’s snazzy 10th Doctor to show up in Fortnite’s official item shop.
Unusually, this isn’t an official collaboration with Epic Games, and the branding for it reads, “This is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Epic Games Inc..” But it’s also not a fan project, which begs the question – why isn’t it more official? I would very much like a Sontaran skin, thanks.
“When the mysterious reality virus causes the Tardis to appear on the island, players must help repair them by finding the parts to repair the dynamorphic generators,” BBC Studios said in a press release about the Fortnite Map.
“The game begins at the Tardis Landing Site, where players will find the Tardis and begin their quest to collect the Dynamorphic Generator Crystals around Hub Island in order to repair them. Special rewards and surprises will keep players busy. “
Locations include a kerbalm! Factory area and an escape area for spaceships.
“The reality virus has caused many realities to coexist on Gallifrey. On the Rumble Map, players select a team and their weapon loadout to fight for either the Time Lords or the Daleks in an all-out battle.”
Want to try it yourself? From the main menu, click “Change Game Mode” and select “Island Code” to enter: 3610-1396-4646.
Completing the map unlocks an in-game Spray theme – a sign that Epic is very aware of this collaboration, even if it’s not an official partner.
In other Fortnite news, the main game wraps up its Chapter 3 Season 1 this weekend. Earthquakes are now covering the island as Epic Games announces map changes for Season 2.
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