ANOTHER major nerf is coming to Mounted Turret in Fortnite - Dexerto

ANOTHER major nerf is coming to Mounted Turret in Fortnite

Published: 20/Nov/2018 23:27 Updated: 20/Nov/2018 23:38

by Albert Petrosyan


For the third time in a week, Epic Games are releasing another update for the Mounted Turret item in Fortnite Battle Royale.

A tweet posted by Eric Williamson, Design Lead for Fortnite BR at Epic Games, reveals that a hotfix has been rolled out that makes the Mounted Turret overheat faster and have a reduced headshot multiplier. 

In addition, the 6.31 client update will also adjust collision volume to make it easier to hit players sitting in the turret from the front.

The tweet does not clarify whether these changes will apply to all modes, or just the default Solos, Duos, and Squads modes. 

Previous updates to the Mounted Turret have been applied to only default modes, leaving the Turrets in Playground and other Limited Time Modes unaffected.

The aspects of the Mounted Turret addressed in this hotfix have all been concerns for the players since the item was first introduced in Fortnite last week, via the v6.30 patch update.

Many have complained about these very issues and expressed that Turret is too overpowered and makes the game less enjoyable to play, which is partly why some are calling last week’s update the worst in recent months.

Since that update, the Mounted Turret has now been nerfed a total of three times. A day after its release, Epic reduced the structural integrity of the item, especially its floor, making it less difficult to destroy.

Just days later, a hotfix was rolled out that reduced the availability of the Turret in default modes, meaning that players now come across it less frequently than before. 

It’s clear that Epic are in full damage control with this item, and it may not be too long until we see it vaulted for good. 


When is Lachlan’s Fortnite skin coming out? Epic confirms release date

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:59

by Daniel Cleary


Popular YouTuber Lachlan Power is the next Fortnite star to be added to the game, and Epic Games have now confirmed just when the upcoming Icon Series skin will be available. Here’s what you need to know.

Since Fortnite first exploded in popularity in 2017, there have been a few streamers and YouTubers who have become known for creating content around the game and bringing the battle royale title to the next level.

Epic previously announced that they would be rewarding some of these stars with their very own in-game skins bundles, and among the few confirmed was Australian YouTuber Lachlan Power.

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Epic Games
Lachlan will be the third creator to get an Icon Series set.

When will Lachlan’s Icon Series skin be released?

With the likes of Ninja and fellow Aussie Loserfruit being first to receive skins in the Icon Series, Lachlan is now next in line to receive these new cosmetics.

In their latest blog post, Epic Games confirmed that Lachlan’s Icon Series set will arrive in the Fortnite item shop on November 12 at 4PM PT/ 7PM ET/ 11PM GMT/ 9AM AEST.

“Lachlan is the third creator to join the Icon Series from among the Fortnite community, following streamers Ninja and Loserfruit.” they announced, before confirming the next creator to be added, “Entering the Icon Series next will be Spanish creator TheGrefg.”

Lachlan’s Icon Series set will arrive with a new tournament that players can compete in, to unlock the skin for free. The YouTuber will also be competing in the event and giving fans the first look at the bundle, which includes an outfit, back bling, emote, and a pickaxe.

As of now, little has been shared about the upcoming tournament but Epic has revealed it to be “one-of-a-kind” with more information to follow before the event.

“Been dreaming of this day ever since I fell in love with the game back in 2017,” Lachlan reacted, revealing his excitement for the upcoming skin release, “official reveal of the skin coming soon.”

The official reveal of this skin is currently expected to be shared on November 1, and the next Fortnite star for the icon series will be Spanish star TheGrefg, although it is unclear just when he will receive a skin bundle.