Fortnite Valentines Event REVEALED – New Skins, weapons and more!

Time to feel the love with Valentine's Day themed skins or become Cupid with the all new Crossbow!

Fortnite servers are going down this morning and that means Matchmaking will be temporarily disabled as Epic Games prepare to launch the games new update for Battle Royale and Save the World players.

A special new update will arrive today as part of the games new V.2.4.2 Patch, which as people may already know, includes some Valentines themed updates.

Fortnite and Battle Royale servers will be going down for maintenance at 4:50AM ET, which for anyone in the UK is 9.50AM GMT.

However, the team has warned that Matchmaking for Battle Royale will be disabled a little earlier at 4:25AM ET, which once again, is 9.25AM GMT.

Epic has not said how long the servers will be offline for the new patch to be deployed and it's not clear if that is a good thing or a bad thing.

So try not be surprised if the maintenance takes longer than usual, because we're used to seeing Fortnite go offline for extended periods of time.

And equally, it's not unheard of for any update to create one or two sudden game breaking bugs, as the player base experience last week.

That said, Epic are usually good with this sort of thing, and will always keep fans updated on whats happening.

Keep reading for a reminder of the new features coming to the game today.

Fortnite DOWN: Server Maintenance for Valentines update and Battle Royale patch V.2.4.2EPIC

Fortnite DOWN: Server Maintenance for Valentines update and Battle Royale patch V.2.4.2


Cupid’s arrow has struck Battle Royale, bringing in Valentine’s Day themed skins.

The Crossbow is the newest weapon addition to Battle Royale. Nock those arrows!



  • 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.


  • 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.

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"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."


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.

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