Fortnite explosives reinstated, buffed Slurp Juice out of action

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Fortnite tweaked Slurp Juice, added a Compact SMG, and reintroduced Playground mode (opens in new tab) in yesterday's v5.10 update. Alongside issues with Remote Explosives, its repackaged Slurp Juice health item hit the rocks shortly after launch.

A Remote Explosives-related bug meant the bombs' damage radius was shortened, and buildings did not take damage if they'd already hurt players. They've since been reinstated, but, at the time of writing, Slurp remains shelved.

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As noted in our previous story (opens in new tab), Slurp now grants one health every 0.5 seconds—up to a total of 75. If the player's health is full, a shield will be granted instead. It's not clear whether or not these buffs have created new problems, but Epic assures players (opens in new tab) it's working hard on a fix. 

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Following Shopping Carts (opens in new tab), Jetpacks (opens in new tab) and Birthday Celebration items (opens in new tab), this isn't the first time new stuff has been rolled back in the wake of a Fortnite update. Epic's communication with players is great, but bugs do seem to be an issue.

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