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.


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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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.