Fortnite Prepares For Valentine's Day With Latest Patch

By Andy Mills, 1 month ago
Valentine's Day is just round the corner and it seems Epic is getting into the spirit with the next patch, V2.4.2, for Fortnite, as they've brought some swanky new stuff for both Battle Royale and Save The World players. Battle Royale players will receive more material goods with a couple of Valentine-themed skins and Cupid's crossbow, whereas for Save The World players, it's more about the experience with a special Valentine's quest line that shows a love story in the Fortnite way.

Fortnite Valentine's Day

Besides these additions, the patch notes are fairly light, but there's still some changes and fixes in store for both of Fortnite's modes that you can read in full below.



  • The Shooting Test #1 Limited-Time Mode has been switched to Solo only.
    • Known Issue: The Shooting Test does not save progression for stats or challenges.
    • Shotgun headshot damage increased to 200% (was 150%).
    • Scoped Assault Rifle is now 100% accurate when zoomed in.
    • Scoped Assault Rifle no longer has damage fall-off.
Bug Fixes
  • Players will no longer slide off rooftops.
  • Fix for Item Shop panels disappearing after completing a V-buck purchase through the Store Tab.
  • Fix for collision inconsistencies in certain basement corners.
  • Fixed a hole in the terrain south of Retail Row.


  • Removed harsh high-frequency sound from the Chomp Jr pickaxe.


  • Crossbow
    • This weapon fires Arrows, which are an unlimited ammo type.
    • Found from floor loot and treasure chests.
    • This weapon comes in both Rare and Epic variants.


This is a light week for patch notes, but fear not! We have plenty to bring you in the following weeks. Quests, events, bug fixes, quality of life improvements and more. Below you can see our current roadmap for big things to expect in upcoming Save the World updates.


  • Known Issue: Chests have low-resolution graphics on the results screen


Patch 2.5.0
  • Valentine's Event
    • Special Valentine's questline - A Love Story, told the Fortnite way. ;)
    • Valentines-themed Heroes
    • Cupid Crossbow
  • New reactive quest type
  • Opt-In Difficulty increase for greater challenge and rewards
Patch 3.0.0
  • Spring it on Event
    • Week 1 of the ‘Spring it On’ questline released!
    • New Event Store items!
  • Complete in-game music overhaul (Orchestra Edition)
Patch 3.1.0
  • Stamina Part 1 - Player Movement
  • Quest Map Improvements
  • Spring it on Event
    • Week 2 of “Spring it On” questline released!
    • New Event Store items!
  • Inventory w/ Crafting in the front end.
Fortnite's V2.4.2 patch, and subsequently the Valentine's event, is set to roll out today, February 8th. In the spirit of the event, hopefully the players love it.
Andy Mills
Written by Andy Mills
Just one of the fine Newshounds on TrueAchievements. An achievement hunter, and a lover of all kinds of games.