For the third season in a row, Fortnite is introducing a sort of miniature battle pass to bring the season to a close. This time the pass includes a collaboration with the popular manga/anime franchise Jujutsu Kaisen for an event called Break the Curse. It’s got a miniature battle pass with free and paid rewards, new skins and accessories in the Item Shop, all new gameplay items, and of course a Jujutsu Kaisen Cup tournament.
The Break the Curse event is live now and follows the same general structure as the Star Wars-branded Find the Force event back in May. The Jujutsu Kaisen mini battle pass has a track of free rewards that you can unlock by playing Battle Royale and completing event quests, and there’s also a premium track you can purchase for 1,000 V-Bucks. Unlike the previous two mini passes, there are no free skins to earn this time.
However, buying the premium track will immediately net you the Streetwear Yuji Itadori outfit, and if you complete the pass you’ll also get the Yuji Itadori outfit–that’s his school uniform. The free rewards include a wrap, a loading screen, and a back bling, and the final item is the Shadow Play: Toad emote. There’s also a free Nue glider outside the reward tracks that you can earn by completing quests, just like with Darth Maul’s Sith Interceptor last season.
The Item Shop is also getting its own bit of Jujutsu Kaisen flavor with three outfits and their accompanying cosmetics: Itadori’s classmates Megumi Fushiguro and Nobara Kugisaki, and their teacher Satoru Gojo.
On top of all that, Jujutsu Kaisen is shaking up the Battle Royale meta with a pair of new tools that you can find from Cursed Llamas around the island. We’ve got the Straw Doll Technique, which you can use to hurl cursed nails at your foes, and there’s also the Hollow Technique: Purple, which damages players over time and is great for taking down buildings and objects.
You make progress through the Jujutsu Kaisen pass by earning Curse Energy from Break the Curse! quests. There will be five categories of quests dropped in four waves, starting with Grade 4 quests right now, and continuing with Grade 3 on August 10, Grade 2 on August 15, and Grade 1 and Special Grade on August 17. If you complete a certain amount of each category of quests, you can unlock the Nue Glider for free.
The Break the Curse event will end on August 25 at 2am, which is also when Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 will conclude.
Epic is also holding a Jujutsu Kaisen Cup on August 11–it’s the only competitive tournament during the event that will include the Straw Doll and Purple techniques, so it should be quite a show. The reward for being among the top performers in your region, however, is just an emoticon.