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Slurp Juice to Receive Significant Improvements in the Next Fortnite Update

Published: 23/Jul/2018 11:45 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 17:38

by Ross Deason

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Epic Games employees have confirmed that Slurp Juice will be getting buffed in Fortnite Battle Royale as part of the V5.10 update.

The confirmation comes after a /r/FortniteBR subreddit user suggested that all the Slurp Juice’s bonus should go towards healing if you have full shield and vice versa if you have full health.

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The user, HalfHealth, gives an example where a player with 80 health and 0 shield will have 100 health and 30 shield after using a Slurp Juice.

Slurp Juice Buff Suggestion from r/FortNiteBR

It didn’t take long for Epic Games employees to respond to HalfHealth. Jshredz was quick to say “hey, that’s a neat idea…”, immediately catching the attention of the community.

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EpicEricSW, also known as Fortnite’s design lead, Eric Williamson, then jumped into the conversation; replying to Jshredz’s comment with the confirmation that a significant Slurp Juice buff is coming in the V5.10 patch:

So, after Fortnite’s next update, Slurp Juice will give a total of 75 points of healing (two points per second) and prioritize health first.

Once you have full health, the Slurp Juice will start working on your shield. The current iteration of Slurp Juice gives players one health and one shield per second for a total of 25 seconds.

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The 5.10 update is expected to be released this week, probably at some point on Tuesday, July 24.

It is likely that the all-new Compact SMG, available in Epic and Legendary variants, will also be added to the game as part of the patch.

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Fortnitemares 2020 could be bringing back Zombie Husks with a twist

Published: 20/Oct/2020 3:12

by Brad Norton

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Fortnite’s annual Halloween event has evolved over the years though new leaks stemming from the 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares could hint at a return of controversial Zombie Husks.

Introduced back in 2017, Fortnitemares began as a Save The World event. It soon expanded as the spooky festivities took over the battle royale mode in 2018 as well. It was in this version of the annual event that players were forced to fend off hordes of Zombie Husks.

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Cubes would spawn around the map as dozens of AI-controlled Husks would charge toward squads. It could often be overwhelming and outright end your run if they’re not taken care of instantly. This led to a rather drastic change in the 2019 event where individual Zombies would spawn at random while looting instead.

While certain emotes and various items have already leaked, we now have a new piece of intel on the upcoming Fortnitemares event. Nothing is set in stone though it appears the 2018 threat could be returning in some form.

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Fortnite Zombie Husk gameplay
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Zombie Husks were quite controversial in the 2018 Fortnitemares event due to just how many spawned at once.

In Fortnite’s 14.30 update, plenty was changed on the surface and under the hood. As new content was added in, Epic Games also made some secret adjustments in preparation for the Halloween-themed event.

“A sound for the Zombies cube spawners was changed in 14.30,” prominent dataminer ‘Mang0e revealed. While this could be nothing of significance, it would be odd for the developers to make a change like this out of the blue.

There’s no telling exactly how these cube spawners will be adjusted, though it seems certain they’ll be back in some form. 

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This means every player will need to be on high alert just like in 2018. You won’t have individual jump scares to worry about this year, but overwhelming swarms of AI could threaten your run.

We won’t have to wait long to see how the annual event evolves this time around. The 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares doesn’t yet have a date locked in. However, things typically kick off in the final week of October. 

Keep your eyes peeled over the next few days as the frightful update rolls around. In the meantime, be sure to get ahead of the upcoming event with our rundown on everything we know about Fornitemares 2020 so far.

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