Fortnite Unveils New Crossbow and Valentine’s Day Skins - Prima Games

Fortnite Unveils New Crossbow and Valentine’s Day Skins

by Larryn Bell

Epic Games has been struck by Cupid’s arrow just in time for Valentine’s Day. According to an official blog post from Epic, Fortnite fans can look forward to a new Cupid-inspired weapon and some lovely cosmetic items in the next update. Fortnite Patch V.2.4.2 introduces the Crossbow to Fortnite Battle Royale along with several Valentine’s Day-themed skins to celebrate the holiday.

The Crossbow is the newest ranged weapon to hit the battlefield in Fortnite Battle Royale, boasting unlimited arrows and a lovely gold aesthetic. Like other weapons, the Crossbow can be found within treasure chests or as floor loot and comes in both Rare and Epic rarities. A set of new Valentine’s Day skins will be available to Battle Royale players as well, which you can view below.

Fortnite Battle Royale Valentine's Day Skins

Fortnite Patch V.2.4.2 also includes a special event for PvE. Save The World players will get to enjoy a unique Valentine’s questline, along with Valentine’s Day-themed Heroes and new Event Store items. The full list of patch notes for Patch V.2.4.2 are listed below.

Battle Royale


• The Shooting Test #1 Limited-Time Mode has been switched to Solo only.

o Known Issue: The Shooting Test does not save progression for stats or challenges.

o Shotgun headshot damage increased to 200% (was 150%).

o Scoped Assault Rifle is now 100% accurate when zoomed in.

o 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

o This weapon fires Arrows, which are an unlimited ammo type.

o Found from floor loot and treasure chests.

o This weapon comes in both Rare and Epic variants. 

Fortnite Battle Royale Crossbow

Save The World


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

Bug Fixes

• Trophies will now properly be awarded to PS4 players

Upcoming Releases

Patch 2.5.0

• Valentine’s Event

o Special Valentine’s questline – A Love Story, told the Fortnite way. 😉

o Valentines-themed Heroes

o Cupid Crossbow

• New reactive quest type

• Opt-In Difficulty increase for greater challenge and rewards

Patch 3.0.0

• Spring it on Event

o Week 1 of the ‘Spring it On’ questline released!

o 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

o Week 2 of “Spring it On” questline released!

o New Event Store items!

• Inventory w/ Crafting in the front end.

Fortnite Patch V.2.4.2 is scheduled to release tomorrow, February 8. Hopefully, the update will go off without a hitch, and you won’t have to worry about being stuck in queue in Fortnite.

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