Gamers will be teleported to "D.C. 63, a reimagined Washington... and to the Lincoln Memorial and United States National Mall, where Dr. King gave his iconic 17-minute speech for Civil Rights."
Completing collaborative mini-quests will also earn you a "D.C. 63" tag you can spray paint on walls in the game.
Watch a teaser for the experience below:
Gamers weren't really sure how to take the news at first, especially as many on Twitter seemed to think Dr. King would actually be a playable skin — same as Mr. Meowscles, Mancake, or Mr. Peely — and thus incredibly disrespectful.
But even after the clarification, some online still weren't convinced the well-intentioned idea was a good one.
As Black Girl Gamers pointed out on twitter, while the programmers didn't allow weapons in D.C 63, they didn't deactivate Fortnight's trademark silly dances, and demonstrated with a clip of someone doing one in front of one of the screens playing Dr. King's speech:
What did we just say....? See now...why didn't they deactivate dancing emotes and any emotes that would be deemed disrespectful? pic.twitter.com/nCRd75GTlv