Fortnite - Cupid's Crossbow: Where to find and how to use the crossbows explained

How to find the special Valentine's Day crossbow. 

Cupid's Crossbow is the seasonal Valentine's Day 2021 weapon in Fortnite.

You'll only be able to find this in-game item for a short period of time, so, if you're interested in giving it a try, you'll want to know where to find the Cupid's Crossbow.

It's also a good idea to know how to use the crossbow, since there are a number of timed challenges which rely on you dealing crossbow damage. The XP you receive from these challenges will help you climb the Battle Pass and unlock new Season 5 skins.

Note this particular challenge is no longer able to be completed. So what's changed since? Check out the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass skins, the new Fortnite map changes and the Victory Umbrella.

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Where to find the Cupid's Crossbow in Fortnite

There is no dedicated spawn point for the Crossbow in Fortnite, instead you'll have to hunt it down just like a normal weapon.

Still, we have noticed some interesting things about how the crossbow spawns, which might help you find it.


Firstly the Cupid's Crossbow is an Epic level weapon, so it will have a purple glow, which means that it stands out easily in the Fortnite landscape. You might even be able to spot one as you glide down from the bus.


Secondly, and obviously, the cross is more likely to spawn within named locations, especially ones which tend to hold a higher quantity of loot, such as Colossal Coliseum.

Land at one of these locations and have a quick scout around - if you're lucky, you'll have to find a Cupid's Crossbow early on in the match.


The final way to find a Cupid's Crossbow, of course, is to kill a player who has one in their inventory.

Season 8 and The Sideways have arrived in Fortnite. You can now start collecting the Season 8 Battle Pass skins, using the Sideways weapons, partaking in Sideways encounters, investigate the map changes and obtain the new Victory Umbrella! Make a start on the Season 8 questlines, with the IO Heist and finding IO guards and mending locations for Baba Yaga. You can also start collecting colour bottles for Tonna Fish and completing the new character collection.

How to use the Cupid's Crossbow in Fortnite

The Cupid's Crossbow works in a similar manner to one-bullet-at-a-time sniper rifles in Fortnite - by this we mean that you'll have to reload after taking a shot, which does make the crossbow a rather slow weapon to use.

There are a number of deal damaging challenges for the crossbow.

The advantage of the Cupid's Crossbow, however, is that it has unlimited ammunition, so, if this is your preferred kind of weapon, you should try and get a crossbow as early into the match as possible.

It appears that the Cupid's Crossbow can deal between 50 to 70 damage depending on your aim.

You can shoot at the wall as much as you like.

The Cupid's Crossbow even has a sniper rifle styled scope to help you pick off far away foes.


If you'd like to learn more about Fortnite Season 5, then check out our pages on the Season 5 Battle Pass skins, how to unlock The Predator skin, bounties, gold bars, the rose locations and love potion locations.

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