Fortnite Battle Royale’s v6.30 update on November 14 introduced the all-new Mounted Turret trap item but it has already proved to be a point of contention.
Shortly after being added to the game, Twitch superstar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins showed that using two Mounted Turrets was incredibly powerful due to the fact that there was no cooldown.
On November 15 the developers released a hotfix that reduced the Turret Floor health from 5,000 down to 1,000 and the standard Turret health from 800 to 400.
However, it would seem that these changes are still not enough to make the new item balanced in the eyes of the Fortnite community, with many still calling for it to be nerfed again.
100 Thieves Fortnite pro Parallax, though, thinks that an even more severe approach is the only viable course of action, beginning a Reddit thread titled: “Vault the Mounted Turrets.”
“Is this even something we need to talk about?” Parallax asked inside the thread. “Scrims are absolute fucking trash because a player can just drop a turret and spray you down. It was bad enough being shot by two players, but now a single player can't even do anything against ONE player with a turret.”
It would seem that the professional player is already fed up of trying to play against the Turret in scrims and competitive environments, but it’s uncertain whether the casual community feels as strongly about it.
Epic Games have shown that they are devoted to adding new items, weapons and more to Fortnite ever since the game was released, but they have also been committed to keeping it balanced.
It will be interesting to see how the developers respond to feedback about the Mounted Turret in the coming weeks.