How to create an almost indestructible trap on Fortnite Battle Royale [UPDATED] - Dexerto

How to create an almost indestructible trap on Fortnite Battle Royale [UPDATED]

Published: 15/Nov/2018 16:30 Updated: 15/Nov/2018 18:12

by Matt Porter


Update: Epic Games have released a hotfix for the Mounted Turret that changes it’s base health to 1000 HP instead of 5000 HP, while the health of the Turret has been reduced from 800 HP to 400 HP. 

A clever Fortnite fan has found a way to create a trap which has 5000 health points in Fortnite, making it almost indestructible.

Originally uploaded to Reddit by ‘Vercyx’, this exploit will allow players to place down traps that have significantly more health than a regular trap, making them extremely difficult to destroy.

The trick obviously requires the player to have a trap item, and you will also need to find one of the new Mounted Turrets, which were added to the battle royale title during the V6.30 update to the game.

First, players need to select where they want to place the trap, as this exploit will only work if the spike trap is placed on the roof, not the floor or the wall. The space above the panel needs to be empty too, so make sure you check the area above where you want to place it before you perform this trick.

Once you have found the perfect spot, place your trap on the roof, then make your away to the other side of the panel, and place down the Mounted Turret directly above the trap.

When placed, the Mounted Turret reinforces the floor piece it is sitting on, giving it 5000 health points against damage. Instead of destroying the spike trap underneath it when placed, it seems that the health benefit actually applies to the trap too, making it just as strong as the base of the Mounted Turret.

How to make a 5,000 HP trap from r/FortNiteBR

The Mounted Turrets have only just been added to Fortnite, but some players already believe that the item is too powerful. Ninja recently discovered that if you place two Mounted Turrets beside each other, you can hop back and forth between them negating the cooldown function that was added to stop them from continually firing.

Along with the Mounted Turret, Epic Games added a new 50v50 Limited Time Mode called Fast Food, while various cosmetics and items have already been leaked by dataminers. 


Fortnite Baba Yaga skin release date leaked

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:34

by Connor Bennett


The release date of Fortnite’s Baba Yaga skin has been leaked ahead of time, and it’s not all that too far away.

With Halloween being just around the corner, Epic Games have activated their annual Fortnitemares celebrations. The yearly event has brought changes to the battle royale island, as well as the ability to play as a shadow while your teammate is still alive in a match. 

Though given its Halloween, and players want to dress in new skins, the devs have brought back some classic looks – including the Skull Trooper – while also releasing some brand new cosmetics like Party Trooper and the Bone Squad.

Yet, one of the spookiest skins, Baba Yaga, is still yet to hit the Item Shop. The skin takes its name and look from the classic eastern European folk tale about a terrifying-looking old woman.

Fortnite character eating an apple in weeping woods
Epic Games
Fortnitemares always brings some new skins to the battle royale.

Fortnite Baba Yaga skin

The skin was leaked prior to the recent Fortnitemares update by a number of data miners, though, the wait has been on ever since, with players hoping to see it in the Item Shop.

Well, that wait isn’t going to last all that much longer, as leaker ShiinaBR posted that, according to their reliable source, it will be available as a part of the Item Shop rotation on Monday, October 26. 

In the leaks, the skin is labeled as being ‘Rare’ so, it should set you back around between 1200 and 1600 V Bucks. 

Obviously, while Shiina has posted tonnes of reliable information in the past, the final say, of course, goes to Epic Games and they could very well change their mind and put a different skin in the Item Shop.

That might seem like a bit of an extreme move, changing dates just because one has been leaked, but there are plenty of skins that have been leaked in the past that are still nowhere to be seen.