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Fortnite Hearts Wild Event Spreads The Love

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Epic Games rarely lets a calendar date go by without some sort of Fortnite in-game festivities, and for this weekend's Valentine's Day, the battle royale is getting the Hearts Wild event.

The Hearts Wild event is live now, but more content is on the way this week. Players can "let [their hearts] run free," said Epic in a blog post, "with the many happenings going on this week: a tournament, Creator Challenges, the return of papercraft, lovely new Outfits in the Item Shop, and more!"

In-game challenges will appear tomorrow related to Hearts Wild and will be themed around Valentine's Day, which is this weekend, February 14. The list of challenges is not yet available, but the event runs through February 15, giving players more than half a week to complete them all. Similar events have come with five or so challenges, so it's safe to expect something similar for Hearts Wild.

Elsewhere in the game, new playable characters are available and inspired by the unofficial holiday, including Cuddle King who is already there now and Lovely who was won this week by a small selection of esports competitors and who will be available for everyone else to buy on February 13.

In Creative mode, the game is getting a love-themed makeover as well, with new ways to play and celebrate Cupid's arrow being once more used for good. If you're looking to take your Fortnite love beyond the game, the cosplay section of the game's website will offer a few papercraft masks players can print, build, and wear. The selection will be available until the end of the in-game event. 

With the exception of the weekly challenges, which will arrive on Thursday at 6 am Pacific, the event is fully live now. XOXO.

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