Update on 30 July: Each skin will cost 1,500 V-Bucks; the pickaxe will cost 800 V-Bucks; and the two emotes will be sold together for 200 V-Bucks. This means that the total bundle cost (assuming you buy both bundles plus Gojo) is approximately 5,200 V-Bucks. Again, this is open to speculation (thanks, iFireMonkey).
Update 1 August: Epic Games has confirmed that the Jujutsu Kaisen collaboration will be heading to Fortnite alongside the v25.30 update. A brief teaser revealed that Satoru Gojo, Megumi Fushiguro, Nobara Kugisaki, and Yuji Itadori will be receiving Skins.
In a startling revelation, a leaker named Barbieharp on Facebook dropped a major hint that may have Fortnite and anime fans around the globe on their toes. The leak suggested the next potential Fortnite collaboration could be with none other than the popular anime and manga Jujutsu Kaisen. As soon as the news hit the social media, it set off waves of speculation and intrigue, creating a significant buzz among fans.
According to Barbieharp's Facebook post, the Jujutsu Kaisen x Fortnite collaboration would feature both male and female skins, include emoticons, spikes (likely referring to pickaxes due to a suspected Facebook translation error), and backpacks. The official release date remains undisclosed, and Barbieharp also mentioned that official pictures would be posted later.
Adding fuel to the fire, the information has been widely circulated by iFireMonkey and HYPEX on X (Twitter). Both are highly respected leakers in the Fortnite community, known for their credible intel and accuracy. Their involvement in the dissemination of this news lends an air of credibility to it. However, given the freshness of this leak, readers are advised to remain cautiously optimistic.
Jujutsu Kaisen, the anime and manga in question, is a series written and illustrated by Gege Akutami. It tells the story of Yuji Itadori, a high school student who becomes involved in the world of jujutsu sorcerers and malicious curses. The series has gained immense popularity worldwide due to its unique blend of horror, fantasy, and action, topped off with a dash of dark humor.
The significance of a potential Jujutsu Kaisen x Fortnite collaboration lies in the merging of two significant cultural phenomena. Fortnite has revolutionized the gaming industry with its free-to-play Battle Royale game, becoming a mainstay of pop culture. It's known for partnering with different entertainment franchises, from Marvel to Star Wars, introducing unique character skins and other thematic elements to its vast user base.
Notably, Fortnite has already ventured into the anime universe by bringing in skins inspired by the anime series Naruto, a widely appreciated move that saw fans scrambling to snag their favorite character's outfits. The addition of Jujutsu Kaisen would expand Fortnite's roster of anime content, likely drawing in new fans and offering a fresh experience for existing players.
The combination of Jujutsu Kaisen's dark fantasy themes and Fortnite's dynamic gameplay could make for a compelling and immersive gaming experience. Nevertheless, with official confirmation still pending, fans are left to imagine the thrilling possibilities of such a collaboration.
Remember to keep an eye out for further updates and developments in this exciting leak. The prospect of diving into Fortnite battles as a jujutsu sorcerer could be closer to reality than we think. But for now, we must wait and see, taking this intriguing leak with a pinch of salt. Stay tuned for more!