Fortnite’s v5.10 patch update is now available, bringing new items and features to both Battle Royale and Save the World. Fortnite’s first birthday celebration kicks off today with a new set of birthday challenges. Update v5.10 also introduces the Compact SMG to Fortnite, a new close-quarters weapon with a fast rate of fire. We’ve listed some of the main highlights from today’s patch notes for the Fortnite v5.10 update below.

Fortnite Birthday Challenges

Today is Fortnite’s first birthday, and Fortnite players can celebrate by completing a new set of birthday challenges, including one involving finding a series of birthday cake locations throughout the map. Completing each birthday challenge will reward players with a unique cosmetic item from the Birthday Set in Fortnite. 

Playground LTM Returns 

Fortnite’s beloved Playground LTM will also be returning this week on Wednesday, July 25. The updated version of the Playground LTM will feature new team select options that allow players to setup team battles for training and scrims. You can learn more details about the changes made to the Playground LTM in Epic’s Fortnite v5.10 Patch Notes.

Compact SMG

Epic Games has been on a bit of an SMG spree lately, adding new submachine guns to Battle Royale just over a week ago in the Season 5 content update, and now adding a new Compact SMG in today’s patch. The Tactical SMG still remains in the vault, however.

The Compact SMG has a high round capacity and a fast rate of fire, perfect for close-quarters engagements. Look for the new Compact SMG in chests, supply drops, vending machines, and as floor loot in Battle Royale.

Fortnite Compact SMG

Save the World Celebration - Canny Valley

Save the World players will get to celebrate Fortnite’s first birthday as well with cake, loot, and a special in-game questline. Find and eat birthday cake to earn event tickets for Birthday Llamas, then complete the questline to unlock Birthday Brigade Ramirez. 

While embarking on new quests in Save the World, players can check out a new series of campaign quests in Canny Valley desert, where they can explore truck stops and discover secrets along Thunder Route 99. Players with access to Canny Valley and Twine Peaks can enjoy this new series of quests in Save the World.

For the full list of patch notes for today’s big update, head over to the Epic Games blog. If you need help completing challenges, visit our Fortnite Season 5 Challenge Guide for tips and strategies to help you level up fast and unlock new rewards in Fortnite throughout the season.