New evidence reports that a Doctor Who collaboration with Fortnite is set to arrive in 2023, likely to coincide with the sci-fi show’s 60th anniversary.
Details regarding the exciting crossover’s new skins and more are already emerging. Here’s everything we currently know about Doctor Who coming to Fortnite:
Is Doctor Who Coming to Fortnite?
Yes, according to reliable leakers iFireMonkey, Shiina, MidaRado and more, it looks like Doctor Who is getting a collaboration with Fortnite later this year.
Excitingly, it looks like the time-traveling Doctor will be arriving in Fortnite as part of a large two-week event, complete with its own event pass, similar to the recent Dragon Ball Super collaboration.
This isn’t the first claim that Doctor Who will be getting a new collab with Fortnite we’ve seen in recent history but it’s certainly the most in-depth report that a time-traveling cameo is on the way.
However confident the reports are, it’s important to remember that this is still a leak until confirmed by Epic Games. Take all the following information with a pinch of salt for now.
Doctor Who x Fortnite Collaboration Release Date
The Doctor Who x Fortnite collaboration is now leaked to be dropping between December 2023 – January 2024
Initially, leakers believed that the collab would arrive on November, to coincide with the show’s 60th anniversary special. Now, the event has allegedly been pushed back thanks to a LEGO collab arriving in November instead.
The leaks aren’t able to give us an exact release date for the crossover event, but they do claim that ‘Beep the Meep’ a character that will be appearing in the 60th anniversary special episode, will be present in Fortnite in the form of a new Spray.
It seems likely, therefore, that the collab will arrive not long after the show’s return. An exact date for the 60th anniversary special is yet to be announced.
Reportedly, the Doctor Who collaboration was initially meant to arrive even earlier, alongside Fall Guys’ Doctor Who crossover in October 2022. However, plans for the ‘Zero Point’ event were allegedly scrapped.
What Doctor Who Skins Are Coming to Fortnite?
According to iFireMonkey, the Doctor Who x Fortnite collaboration will feature 2 Skins, 2 Pickaxes, 1 Glider, and 1 Emote arriving in the Item Shop.
Seeing as the 60th anniversary will see both David Tennant return as the Doctor and Ncuti Gatwa make his debut as the newest regeneration, we could see both actors get their own Outfit variants in Epic Game’s Battle Royale title.
Allegedly, Ncuti Gatwa’s 60th anniversary variant has now been scrapped, most likely in favor of a more iconic outfit from the upcoming Doctor.
As for the Glider, we’d place our bets on the Tardis flying into battle as being the most likely candidate.
Since the image is starting to float around, here is an image I saw of stuff, an interesting thing to note is "Garage Debug" being one of the tabs, which relates to that DelMar mode we had leaked previously which was set to feature a garage tab with vehicle customization pic.twitter.com/ukyLU8JwKu— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) April 15, 2023
Additionally, iFireMonkey reports that a free Beep the Meep Spray will arrive in Fortnite, with the comic character set to make its TV debut as part of the 60th anniversary special.
More free rewards may arrive as part of an Event Pass, similar to players being able to earn Shenron in the Dragon Ball collaboration.
Has Doctor Who Been in Fortnite Before?
Yes, Doctor Who has actually collaborated with Fortnite previously, though no skins were released in-game.
Players were able to freely explore the Tardis, the Doctor’s bigger-on-the-inside spaceship, capable of traveling in both space and time.
However, the collaboration only featured in a custom island in Fortnite Creative. This time, it looks like the BBC’s popular sci-fi show will be taking over the Fortnite island completely!