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.
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.
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.
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.
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.