V.2.4.2 Patch Notes

The Fortnite Team

Patch V.2.4.2 is planned to release February 8.

Hey Fortnite fans,

Valentine’s day is coming and Fortnite is getting in the spirit. Feeling lovey-dovey? Then grab yourself Valentine’s Day themed skins in Battle Royale. Gunpowder, not your thing? The new Crossbow allows you to hunt your prey the old-fashioned way. Eliminate your targets with stealth and finesse with this new addition. Need more love? For our Save the World fans, our new Valentines themed quest starts next week! This is a light week for patch notes, but don’t worry, we have plenty more to bring you in the coming weeks!

New Skins

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!


Battle Royale


  • 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. 

Save the World

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 
  • Known Issue: The Evolution Rarity costs for 3-star, 4-star, and 5-star heroes are higher than intended. This will be corrected in patch 2.5.
Bug Fixes
  • The costs of Evolution Rarity have been adjusted so that the cost to reach a given rarity/level of hero is the same, regardless of the order in which the evolutions are done. 
    • Evolution rarity now costs a mix of Training Manuals, Drops of Rain, Lightning in a Bottle, Eye of the Storm, and Storm Shards.
    • These amount of each ingredient required scales up at each star level.
    • Flux costs are unchanged.
  • Trophies will now properly be awarded to PS4 players

Upcoming Releases

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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