Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft Manor Is Coming to Fortnite Creative Mode
Epic Games has been great about crossovers in the past with other properties by supplementing the release of them with other interesting ideas and releases. Such is the case with the recent Tomb Raider crossovers in Fortnite, as we are about to get the Fortnite Croft Manor.
Fortnite Croft Manor Map Announced
Epic, the developers of Fortnite, announced this on Twitter recently, noting that players will be able to explore the Fortnite Croft Manor for the first time in this game very soon. In fact, so soon that players will only have to wait a few more days to check it out in-game.
The Fortnite Croft Manor will be available in the game starting next week on Tuesday, March 23, at around 7 am PT. From that point forward, players will be able to log into the game and check it out. However, this location will not be one of the many named locations on the battle royale map.
Instead, players will only be able to find the Fortnite Croft Manor in the Creative mode section of the game rather than on the battle royale island itself, which is unfortunate, to say the least. That said, Creative mode is free to everyone so there is nothing stopping you from seeing it yourself.
The announcement of the Croft Manor coming to Fortnite was accompanied by a couple of additional details like a screenshot of the exploration area plus who created it. This is being built by Alliance, a team that is dedicated to unique marketing techniques that solely have to do with Fortnite Creative mode.
Croft Manor Creators Are Experienced Pros in Creative Mode
Throughout the history of Creative mode, this team has been a solid one at providing some in-game promotions and marketing, so we imagine that the Croft Manor will look and feel great in Fortnite. Alliance is known for the Grubhub Delivery Run, NVIDIA RTX partnerships, and more.
It has also teamed up with tons of content creators and esports organizations, like making several collaborations with Lazarbeam, a couple of interesting creations for TSM, Nickmercs, and even the 100 Thieves. It is safe to say that this creation is in solid hands.
Alliance is creating Lara Croft’s family manor from the Tomb Raider series in Fortnite Creative mode. For fans of the series and those who are just fans of the character or curious, you will have the chance to check out the famous Fortnite Croft Manor in Creative mode next week.
From the screenshot that is shared to tease the community for now, it looks like the location will be a menacing, dark, and mysterious one for players to explore soon. We can only see the outside of the manor, with the courtyard-looking area but it is already looking pretty great from a glance.
This Map Helps Celebrate Tomb Raider’s 25th Anniversary
This is an awesome way for Fortnite and the Tomb Raider series to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the franchise that just so happens to be happening this year in 2021. It is also yet another way to celebrate the character of Lara Croft given that she is one of the main crossovers this season.
As you likely already know, the official Lara Croft Tomb Raider reboot skin is available in Fortnite right now. You won’t need to pay for it in the item shop, though, like many crossover skins as she is one of the main battle pass skins that you can unlock in season 6.
What you will need to pay for is the premium battle pass this season and then you will be able to unlock her fairly early on as only the second main skin in the game. There is even an extra skin style that you can unlock that is based on her 25th anniversary version that comes later on in the pass.
The release of the Fortnite Croft Manor being next week means that players have just enough time to unlock the official Tomb Raider skin and then take it to the manor for some rather fun roleplay opportunities. At this time, it does look like that roleplaying and exploration will be the bulk of what you will be able to do there.
Croft Manor Map Will Likely Only Be an Exploration One
It seems that this Croft Manor map will only be an exploration one, rather than something that actually has some gameplay or a game mode on it. It is even possible that it is going to be the lobby map for Creative for a bit but that is something that was not revealed, so it is also possible it won’t be.
If it is not the lobby for Creative mode next week, it is certain that players will be able to easily access the Fortnite Croft Manor map for a limited time by finding it in the featured islands section where Epic Games typically shows off the bigger collaborations and creations like this one.
It is worth noting, though, that this special manor map will likely only be available for a limited time in Fortnite season 6. It is uncertain if it is going to be available for the whole season so it is best to just go ahead and assume that this will not be the case at all.
In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Lara Croft Manor map only sticks around for a week or so in the battle royale game so players should keep this in mind if you are looking to explore it.
We highly recommend checking it out as soon as possible or you do run the risk of missing out. It is unknown if this is the extent of the Tomb Raider crossover or if more is to come in the future in Fortnite, so stay tuned.