Fortnite pro explains why he has been so frustrated since the Mounted Turret was added - Dexerto

Fortnite pro explains why he has been so frustrated since the Mounted Turret was added

Published: 21/Nov/2018 10:32 Updated: 21/Nov/2018 11:23

by Ross Deason


It’s no secret that professional Fortnite players and streamers alike have been less than impressed with Mounted Turret ever since it was added to the game, and those opinions don’t look like they’re going to change any time soon.

One of the players that has been vocal about his feelings is Luminosity Gaming’s Ali ‘Sypher’PK’ Hassan, who took to Twitter on November 20 to call for it to be removed entirely.

“The fact that the turret was introduced into the game and is still in the game is very insulting and annoying,” he said, seemingly suggesting that the nerfs the developers have introduced so far are nowhere near enough.

He went on to explain why he is feeling so frustrated, stating: “Usually very positive and try to provide constructive feedback but the only feedback I can give in this situation is to remove it ASAP.”

Luckily for the popular streamer, Epic Games announced yet more nerfs to the controversial item shortly after his comments were made, which include a reduction in the headshot multiplier and a reduction in the time to overheat.

The developers also revealed that they would be making yet more changes in the next patch, update v6.31, so  it would appear that they are taking feedback on board.

The Mounted Turret nerfs continue, but will they be enough?

SypherPK received some criticism from Reddit users for his use of ‘insulting’ during his rant, prompting him to explain that he feels it represents the way many community members have been feeling since the Turret was added to the game (something that Epic may have now rectified with the latest hotfix).

“I used that word as a way to represent plenty of community feedback ignored given by the community as a whole, not streamers, not pro players,” he said. “I’m not entitled to anything but ideally the community as a whole has some expectations.”

Since being added to the game in the v6.30 update on November 14, the Mounted Turret has come under a great deal of criticism from professional streamers and professional players alike, including Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney.

It will be interesting to see how much the by the November 20 nerfs have affected it once players get a chance to adapt to them.


5 Star Wars skins Fortnite Season 5 should add next

Published: 3/Dec/2020 15:03

by Daniel Megarry


With the introduction of The Mandalorian to Fortnite Season 5, there’s a very real chance more Star Wars characters could be on the way. 

The Star Wars universe first crossed over with Fortnite back in 2019. To promote the release of The Rise of Skywalker, character skins including Finn and Rey were added, as well as a number of items and cosmetics based on the franchise.

Now, Chapter 2 Season 5 of the game has arrived and brought with it another Star Wars crossover based on The Mandalorian, the hit Disney+ spin-off series that’s taken the world by storm.

Mandalorian and Baby Yoda in Fortnite
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The Mandalorian is the latest Star Wars character to join Fortnite

Epic have teased “even more hunters from the realities beyond” will join Season 5, which has got fans speculating on who exactly they could be. With Mando and Baby Yoda already appearing, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to expect more Star Wars favorites to join the fight.

This seems even more feasible given Fortnite’s ongoing partnerships with Disney, who now own Star Wars. After a whole season dedicated to Marvel superheroes and villains, players can also get two months free Disney+ for making a purchase in the Item Store.

Given the uncertain future of Star Wars movies, it’s likely any new additions would also be taken from The Mandalorian – or one of the other upcoming Disney+ series that are in the works. As fans will know, there’s plenty of exciting characters to choose from.

Ahsoka Tano

Ahsoka Tano recently made her live-action debut in The Mandalorian.

There was an incredible amount of buzz surrounding The Clone Wars character Ahsoka Tano’s live-action debut in The Mandalorian, and the show more than lived up to the hype. Fans were unanimous in their praise for Rosario Dawson’s portrayal, and they’re looking forward to seeing more of her.

With so much excitement surrounding the character, it seems obvious that if any current Star Wars character will be added to Fortnite in the near future, it’s Ahsoka.

Boba Fett

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Bounty hunter Boba Fett became a fan favorite in the original trilogy

Another character who’s caused waves in the Star Wars universe of late is Boba Fett. After months of teasing and speculation, he briefly appeared in the first episode of The Mandalorian Season 2, and it got fans from all corners of the galaxy talking.

It shows that fans are still craving more from the bounty hunter. Even better, he’s visually very similar to The Mandalorian himself, Din Djarin, so it shouldn’t be that hard to create. Make it happen, Epic.

Bo-Katan Kryze

Bo-Katan was one of the main Mandalorian heroes in The Clone Wars series

Just like Ahsoka Tano, Bo-Katan Kryze is another animated Star Wars character who made the jump to live-action in The Mandalorian Season 2. There might not have been quite as much hype surrounding her appearance, but she’s still a beloved character among longtime fans.

We sadly only got to see her for one episode of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian – here’s hoping we get to see her again in the Fortnite universe. Maybe as part of a Clone Wars celebration?

Obi-Wan Kenobi

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With Obi-Wan getting his own spin-off series, a skin seems inevitable

With a highly-anticipated new Disney+ spin-off series in the works, it would make a lot of sense for Obi-Wan Kenobi to get his own skin in Fortnite. There’ll be renewed interest in the character, and he’s already one of the franchise’s most iconic Jedi warriors.

This one could be a while off, depending on when Obi-Wan’s spin-off series debuts (it’s currently expected to start filming in January 2021), but Fortnite could surprise us by releasing it early to build up some hype for the series.

Darth Vader

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Darth Vader could be one of the most popular Fortnite skins if it happens

If there’s one Star Wars character that would cause a meltdown for Fortnite fans, it’s probably Darth Vader. He’s also arguably one of the most iconic villains in cinematic history, so a Fortnite skin would appeal to more than just fans of the franchise.

While the idea of Vader in Fortnite would’ve sounded like fanfiction when the game first launched, it now seems like a very real possibility, thanks to Disney and Fortnite’s huge collaborations.

One fan has even created a pretty epic concept design for what Vader could look like in the game.

Excitement for Season 5 of Fortnite is currently at fever pitch, and we’re keeping you in the loop with the latest news, guides, and updates over on our dedicated Fortnite page.