First look at the new Mounted Turret in action in Fortnite Battle Royale - Dexerto

First look at the new Mounted Turret in action in Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 14/Nov/2018 12:13

by Matt Porter


The V6.30 Update for Fortnite Battle Royale officially released on Wednesday, November 14, and with it brought the new Mounted Turret.

Interestingly, Epic Games have classed the Mounted Turret as a Legendary Trap item, and not a weapon, making it the first trap which players can sit in and control.

The item can be found in Supply Drops, Floor Loot, Vending Machines and Supply Llamas, and comes with unlimited ammo – although players won’t be able to fire the Mounted Turret constantly as it will overheat after extended use.

The Mounted Turret was added during the V6.30 Update.

The Mounted Turret can only be placed on floors, and makes the floor piece it is sitting on invulnerable to damage, meaning enemy players can’t destroy the area it’s sitting on to take it out. 

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The item does take damage from enemy fire, and can be used by any player once it has been placed, regardless of whether they are a member of your team or not.

The weapon description states that the Mounted Turret will help “keep enemy players at bay,” and judging by this clip from ‘KaiX‘, it certainly seems like it will be able to do just that.

The Mounted Turret appears to have a high rate of fire, and deals around 40 damage points to an enemy player when they are shot by the heavy duty item.

It also tears through enemy walls and ramps, destroying them in seconds, meaning this item could be perfect to use when attempting to take down an enemy base.

The Mounted Turret is included in the V6.30 update and is live now, available in all game modes, so hop into the Battle Bus and go and try it out for yourself.


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.