After months of rumors and speculation of an upcoming collaboration between Fortnite and the BBC’s Doctor Who, the showrunner for the British sci-fi series has seemingly put them to rest, but not in the way fans might have hoped.
Per Eurogamer, Doctor Who boss Russell T. Davies addressed the potential pair-up on Instagram, after a commenter asked for any news on it. Davies responded simply that the collaboration was “a complete myth” and that there is no update on it at all.
Rumors about Doctor Who’s arrival in Fortnite began last year, as the show was approaching its 60th anniversary special in November. Prominent Fortnite leaker iFireMonkey posted of their findings as early as April, as they mentioned a set of “2 Skins, 2 Pickaxes, 1 Glider, and 1 Emote” as part of the event.
The game’s Chapter 5 started with one of the largest updates in its history, as it added Lego Fortnite, Rocket Racing, and Fortnite Festival to its available playable options. Chapter 5 Season 1 also currently features three collaborations: Family Guy’s Peter Griffin and Metal Gear Solid’s Solid Snake are part of the season’s battle pass, while the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are currently starring in a mid-season event along with Shredder and Splinter.
Fortnite is available now on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile devices.