Happy Valentine’s Day from all your favorite games.
Everyone knows the best way to spend Valentine’s day is to spend it with the one you love: and if The One for you is Fortnite (or any of the other titles offering a Valentine’s in-game promotion!) then you’re in luck.
Here are all the Valentine’s in-game events to check out today – but be quick, they’re available for a limited time only…
Fortnite’s #ShareTheLove Valentine’s Day event offers weeks of love-tinged rewards from now through to February 27th 2019.
First, anyone who wants to show their love to a favorite streamer, video maker, cosplayer (and more) will get a cute reward: players who enter a “support-a-creator” code before the end of the event will get a free Cuddle Hearts Wrap when the upcoming v7.40 update lands.
You’ll also be able to unlock the new Valentine Wrap the Poison Ivy-esque Vines Contrail by completing new additional Overtime Challenges available with the latest update by the end of the Season. Now, these vines are more our sort of Valentine’s bouquet.
The weekends following Valentine’s Day – February 15-17 and 22-24 will keep the love going, with players earning Double XP all weekend. What better Val’s Day gift to give yourself than a lovely, leveled up Battle Pass?
World Of Warcraft
World of Warcraft’s annual Love Is In The Air event returns for 2019, from 12-26 February, and amongst other seasonal items, this time will give players the chance to claim the item everyone wants: the “Big Love Rocket”!
You can earn the romantic rocket by killing Apothecary Hummel, who, along with the Crown Chemical Co, has been using dodgy perfumes and colognes to infect the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor with a plague to make citizens spend as much gold as they can during holiday seasons.
Lots more Valentine’s-themed items are up for grabs too: undertake daily tasks to earn Love Tokens, which can be exchanged for Valentine’s themed items such as picnic baskets, new pets and even handfuls of rose petals to throw over people.
What’s more, WOW players can complete all 12 of the Love Is In The Air achievements in order to earn the permanent Fool For Love meta achievement. Happy Valentine’s Day indeed!
Destiny 2’s Crimson Days Valentine’s-themed event will take you on a double date like no other, with the event’s big new feature being the Crimson Doubles Crucible playlist: 2 v 2 action “with a round-based twist,” says Bungie.
That twist keeps things intimate, as staying close to your partner will make your abilities recharge faster: “Stray too far, and your enemies will be given a waypoint leading to your location,” says Bungie, “If you can’t find a partner, don’t worry, we’ll play matchmaker and find one for you. To sweeten the deal we will be turning on Valor bonuses throughout the event for both Crimson Doubles and all other Crucible modes.”
There will also be four daily bounties and one weekly bounty, to be completed by you and your partner having to Duo Nightfall. Completing these will earn you love-tastic Confectionary Hearts, which you can use to purchase special Crimson Days items from Lord Shaxx.
The Valentines-themed event will run from February 12th and end of February 19th.
Overwatch’s Heroes are headed to the city of lurve this Valentine’s, with its new Paris map. The new map is currently only available to play on the game’s public test servers for PC, but Blizzard has hinted at a Valentine’s Day release to consoles for the new map, tweeting that we’ll “Get whisked away to Paris soon on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One“.
Paris is primed for romantic embraces – or all-out carnage – and will feature narrow streets and corridors to battle in. Being an assault-style map, teams will be capturing or defending points, and it will be available for quick play and competitive matches.
It’ll feature romantic Parisian locations including the Seine river, and have you fighting in Cabaret Luna – a club featuring the dulcet tones of diva Luna, and Maison Marat, which Blizzard has described as “a grand palace hosting a gala in the heart of the city.”
It may have only just launched, but EA’s Apex Legends is already celebrating Valentine’s Day with in-game rewards. Towards the end of Valentine’s week, EA will be introducing some special Valentines-themed loot, so keep your eyes peeled. More than 25 million players have already jumped into the free-to-play Battle Royale, so what better place to spend Valentine’s night?
Final Fantasy XIV
Meanwhile, Final Fantasy is celebrating Valentione’s Day. Until Friday 15th February, you can seek out Astrid in Old Gridania and lend her a hand to “share the message of affection” in celebrating the day of love. Just seek out the quest ‘A many-splendoured thing’. Completing the quest will get you can get your hands on the Dark Knight’s Arm, the Culinarian’s Secondary Tool, Valentione’s Cake Pairing, Valentione’s Stuffed Mammet and most deliciously, the Valentione’s Lobster Platter.
Rumor has it that Pokémon Go‘s 2019 Valentine’s Event will offer special bonuses as well as Clefairy, Hoppip and Luvdisc appearing more often in the wild. It’s not been confirmed by Niantic yet, but leaks suggest the Valentine’s Day special event will run from 13th – 21st February. It’s also said to feature lures which last for six hours, and double candy. What better excuse to invite someone out on a romantic Pokémon Go walk?
Candy Crush Friends Saga
If you’re after Valentine’s Candy that’s kind to the waistline, Candy Crush Friends’ first in-game event of the year could be the treat for you. From now until the 21st February, casual gamers will find Candy Crush Friends has launched 20 new “love-filled” levels. As well as allowing you to unlock the Nutcracker’s King Of Hearts costume, you can also play a Valentine’s-themed version of the ‘Dunk The Cookie’ game mode. Plus, when you’ve completed the new levels, you’ll get the chance to enter the limited-time Star Chaser event to win new costumes and prizes.
Rebecca May is an award-winning entertainment journalist based in London. Follow her on Twitter @bexlectric.