No malarkey: Joe Biden drops custom Fortnite map, complete with election minigames

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No malarkey: Joe Biden drops custom Fortnite map, complete with election minigames

Joe Biden Fortnite map

The latest politician to enter the arena of nerdy games is former vice president Joe Biden, whose campaign has created a custom Fortnite map for gamers to explore. This map is the latest in a recent trend of politicians using geeky platforms to encourage gamers to get out the vote — from Andrew Yang popping into a Dungeons & Dragons actual-play event to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar streaming Among Us on Twitch. Now Fortnite players can experience the "Build Back Better" map in Reboot City and see what the Biden/Harris campaign is up to in the world's biggest battle royale.

Biden's campaign tweeted out the custom map code so everyone could play, which fans can see below:

The map, which starts at No Malarkey Station, sets players up with six minigame events that focus on progressive platform elements. Gamers can hunt for Kamala Harris’ sneakers, clean a river of rusty tin cans, install high-speed broadband, and build a research facility for "the local Historically Black College." Black Lives Matter signs populate the star-spangled map alongside messages prompting players to make a voting plan — and no, there aren't 99 other players fighting to beat you.

Take a look at the map here:

This attempt to connect with a geekier audience has been a large part of this year's election, which has seen plenty of support from those in the entertainment industry pushing "get out the vote" causes — like fundraiser Trek the Vote to Victory, which saw a slew of Star Trek actors voicing their support.

Gamers can check the map out for themselves by using the code 0215-4511-1823 and text “Fortnite” to 30330 to get voting info before the election.

 

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