Epic Games roll out hotfix to change the Mounted Turret in Fortnite - Dexerto

Epic Games roll out hotfix to change the Mounted Turret in Fortnite

Published: 15/Nov/2018 18:11

by Calum Patterson


The Mounted Turret in Fortnite has not even been out for two days, but Epic Games have already rolled out an update to nerf the trap item, nerfing it significantly.

It didn’t take long for players to quickly find the most powerful techniques to using the Mounted Turret, including stacking two at a time to avoid cooldowns.

However, one such exploit quickly went viral on social media, as players realized they could use the 5000 HP that the Turret has to great effect.

So, Epic Games have had to act equally quickly, issuing a hotfix on November 15 to make adjustments to the Mounted Turret’s health and and floor health.

Now, instead of 5000, the Turret floor will only have 1000 health, and the Turret itself has been reduced from 800 health to only 400.

The reduction to only 400 health for the body of the Turret is very significant, meaning that a few accurate shots from a powerful weapon will destroy it.

The Mounted Turret is certainly a powerful trap, but these adjustments should hopefully help it fit more evenly into the game’s balance, without making it a crutch, as it was especially powerful in Solos matches.

The addition was likely intended to be put to best use in the new Food Fight LTM, which gives teams 5 minutes to prepare their defences before they fight 50v50, and this is where a well placed Mounted Turret will excel.


TimTheTatman rage quits after finding three fishing rods in Fortnite

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:17

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite players know all too well what it’s like to land in a hot spot and struggle to find a weapon, including TimTheTatMan, who hilariously rage quit after he found nothing but fishing rods.

Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar has jumped back on the Fortnite bandwagon in Season 5. The latest update has brought a lot of old stars back, and for the most part, the reception has been positive.

In Tim’s case though, it hasn’t been all sunshine and roses. He wanted to enjoy everything the new season has to offer. Instead, all he got was fishing rods and lots of them.

Epic Games Fortnite TimTheTatMan Fishing Pole
TimTheTatman is a talented gamer in his own right, but he’s also hilarious to watch.

TimTheTatman descended onto Salty Towers with his squad, looking for an ideal place to land. Unfortunately, the two vacant rooftops he saw both had fishing rods. “Oh good, a fishing pole, oh good, another fishing pole, okay,”  he said.

He decided to land on a house instead. “If I come in here and there’s a fishing pole, I’m leaving,” he said while breaking into the attic with his pickaxe. “I’m literally not kidding. I’m backing out if there’s a fishing pole in here.”

Fortunately, there wasn’t one in the attic, but there was nothing else either, so he dove a little deeper. He dropped down the staircase, turned left it into the kitchen, and hilariously found another fishing rod staring into his soul.

Epic Games Fortnite TimTheTatMan Fishing Pole
Epic Games
It’s not ideal to find a fishing rod as your first weapon in Fortnite.

Without saying a word, TimTheTatman opened up the menu, quit the game, and placed his hands on his head in disbelief. “I’m not doing it,” he said, as he struggled to find the words to sum up his rage.

“The two guns I was going to land on [were] fishing poles,” he added. “I open up a door and go left, fishing pole. I’ll try again. When you guys are done, I’ll be ready to go again. I’m not going to play that game. I’m not going to do it.”

There’s nothing worse than landing in a spot surrounded by enemies and finding nothing useful.

Still, TimTheTatman’s fans were rolling on the floor laughing after seeing him get so riled up about it. Plus, the fact it happened to be a fishing rod made it even funnier.