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A clever Fortnite fan may have found a way to improve the Mounted Turret

Published: 23/Nov/2018 17:48 Updated: 23/Nov/2018 17:52

by Matt Porter


An ingenious Fortnite fan may have found a way to make the Mounted Turret less overpowered, instead of removing it from the game entirely.

The item was added in the V6.30 update for the game as an item, allowing players to place it down and sit inside it to fire heavy rounds of ammunition at enemies in a short space of time.


Players of the game immediately found the item to be extremely powerful, and began to call for the Mounted Turret to be placed into the Vault and removed from the game.

However, a Fortnite fan on Reddit named alwinaind believes he may have come up with a solution that could mean we see less of the dangerous item on the map in the future, by making a simple change to how the item is classified.


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Currently, the Mounted Turret is classified as a trap item, meaning it doesn’t take up a space in player’s inventories when it is picked up.

If the Turret was changed to become an actual weapon, players would be forced to choose whether they wanted to carry the item, but would be forced to drop another weapon such as a sniper rifle, or drop consumable items like bandages or shield potions.


The Mounted Turret was added to Fortnite in the V6.30 update.

Unfortunately, while this idea could work, there are currently no plans for Epic Games to make the change to this ultra-powerful item. The developers have already released two updates in an attempt to nerf the Mounted Turret, but players are still unhappy.

Professional players such as FaZe Clan’s Tfue and 100 Thieves player Parallax have both called for the item to be removed from the game, with Tfue calling labeling the Mounted Turret as: “One of the dumbest things Epic Games have added to the game, no joke.”


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.


Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.


To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI.