Fortnite will soon offer a new experience called March Through Time, which celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights movement.
Announced this morning on PlayStation Blog, the experience was developed in collaboration with Time Studios and Fortnite Creative Community. The “Immersive Journey” will allow players to explore Washington, DC from 1963, as they complete educational missions, walk around the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall, and see all including MLK’s I Have a Dream speech in the process. This experience is free and available to Fortnite players on all platforms.
This experience celebrates the 58th anniversary of March Day in Washington and the I Have a Dream speech. Besides watching MLK speak, players will be able to visit an in-game museum featuring Civil Rights era imagery from March. While March Through Time includes favorites and quests like traditional games, the PlayStation blog emphasizes that these quests are educational and “should provide an important reminder regarding the post.” King’s statement: We move forward when we work together.” Completing the quests and challenges in the experience will grant a fireworks display and DC 63 spray to the player’s locker.
When Fortnite Best known for its battle royale mode, the game has branched out into various events over the past few years, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Musicians like Ariana Grande and Travis Scott have held virtual concerts in Fortnite Metaverse, a platform that aims to bring diverse experiences to players.
With March Through Time, developer Epic Games seems to be taking a page from Minecraft books when it comes to educational possibilities. As the pandemic continues, it seems likely that similar virtual experiences will increasingly become possible ways to connect and discuss important moments from a distance.