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.


Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua allegedly banned for FNCS stream-sniping

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:00 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 1:12

by Theo Salaun


Fortnite World Cup champion and Season 4 FNCS competitor, David ‘aqua’ Wang has been accused of stream-sniping and subsequently been punished by an alleged ban by Epic Games.

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

Most recently, aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, have been accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by Epic Games from participating past the first match of the Finals. 

Although many fans were delighted to hear the news, it was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.


As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy have simply joked about the incident for hours. Neither side appears to be nearly as angry as some fans have been, instead, laughing at the drama and sharing memes.


While whatever’s going on behind the scenes may remain unclear, all players involved are more than good enough to qualify for the Season 4 FNCS Finals at some point, if they haven’t already, so it seems that no one’s really that bothered by the situation, ban or no ban.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.