Fortnite Update 1.42 Adds Crossbow to the Title; Details Upcoming Patch Notes

Epic Games’ Fortnite continues to take the world by storm and doesn’t show signs of slowing down. In fact, the studio recently revealed the Valentine-themed 1.42 update.

As expected, update 1.42 drops on February 8th. The update brings with it several general bug fixes, addresses audio issues and most importantly, adds the crossbow. Included with the update’s patch notes is a few details on the upcoming updates as well, including patch 2.5, 3.0 and 3.1. Patch 2.5 brings with it a Valentine-themed heroes, a special storyline and more. Here is everything you need to know:


  • 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.
  • 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

Bug Fixes

  • Trophies will now properly be awarded to PS4 players


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.

Do you still enjoy playing Fortnite? Are you looking forward to using the crossbow?


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