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Fortnite tweaks Slurp Juice, adds Compact SMG, reintroduces Playground mode

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Fortnite's Playground mode returns on Wednesday (opens in new tab)—with new team select options that "let you and your squad set up team battles for practice and training." That's according to update v5.10, whose patch notes (opens in new tab) detail tweaks to its Slurp Juice healing item, and the introduction of the Compact SMG. 

The latter is available in Epic and Legendary variants, uses Light Ammo and deals and 23-24 base damage. The Compact SMG also boasts a 50-round capacity and can be found in floor loot, chests, Supply Drops and Vending Machines. It looks like this:

The former, on the other hand, sort of sounds like Slurm (opens in new tab) but is almost certainly less addictive. 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.

Playground Mode is back, as detailed by Andy here (opens in new tab), and its Birthday Event (opens in new tab) is go. "You can now find birthday cakes placed around the map with consumable slices next to them," explains the notes (opens in new tab). "Enjoy those tasty treats. Cake slices give +5 health and +5 shield instantly when consumed. Complete three birthday even challenges to unlock a new emote, spray, and Backbling."

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Birthday celebrations span both Battle Royale and Save the World, with the latter furthering its Canny Valley campaign. Thunder Route 99 and the new Arid Biome are ripe for exploring. 

Check out Fortnite's update v5.10 in full this way (opens in new tab). Moreover, Founders Pack owners (opens in new tab) can finally claim the free skins teased last year.

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