100 Thieves Fortnite pro Parallax shares brutally honest opinion on the new Mounted Turret - Dexerto

100 Thieves Fortnite pro Parallax shares brutally honest opinion on the new Mounted Turret

Published: 16/Nov/2018 13:48 Updated: 16/Nov/2018 13:52

by Ross Deason


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.”

The Mounted Turret has not gone down well with Parallax.

“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.


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.