In Warcraft III, Tyler and Robert are two humans of the local populace in Vandermar Village. Tyler didn't particularly dislike Robert, but it was when Robert slandered his honour that the 2 decided to fight, neither of them won as the Undead swept over the Village and both were one of the last raised dead in the Village and served as capable and skilled warriors before having their minds freed and swearing their loyalty to Sylvanas.
Although never visible in-game, opening the Warcraft III map file for the first Undead mission reveals Tyler's tooltip as the following: "Tyler Durd inevitably resorts to using his agility and patience to wear down opponents with a constant barrage of light blows."
- Tyler stands near a number of other characters in Undercity, including Edward, Richard Van Brunt, Robert Gossom, Andrew Hartwell, Riley Walker, Chloe Curthas, and Marla Fowler. Many if not all of these characters are references to the movie Fight Club, either using the movie's characters' first names, or the names of their respective actors.
- Both the appearances of Tyler in World of Warcraft and Warcraft III are references from the movie Fight Club.