New Fortnite Update Includes Valentine’s Day Skins, Bug Fixes, And Future Patch Notes

Fortnite Update

Fans of the sandbox survival game have some new features and fixes to look forward to with the coming new Fortnite update. Patch 2.4.2 has plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day with new holiday themed skins for Battle Royale as well as a new weapon for more stealthy players. Prior to the release, Epic Games graciously offered up the notes for the coming patch and what to expect in the future.

For those unaware, Fortnite is a mix of Minecraft and Left for Dead. Players battle zombie-like enemies as they traverse the world searching for materials to protect themselves and other survivors. These protections help build up their storm shields to defend against the weather that wiped out humanity and the monsters that came with it. The new Fortnite update is bringing a little love to the zombie wasteland and without further ado, here are the details:

Fortnite Update Patch Notes – 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
Bug Fixes
  • 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.

The new Fortnite update is definitely promising and players will be able to get in on the first patch on February 8th. Further planned patches offer even more events and improvements that will likely also include items and skins. How are the updates keeping Fortnite fresh? Join in on the conversation in the comment section below! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!

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