How to use a Hand Cannon to easily eliminate a turtling opponent in Fortnite - Dexerto

How to use a Hand Cannon to easily eliminate a turtling opponent in Fortnite

Published: 13/Nov/2018 11:56 Updated: 13/Nov/2018 12:05

by Matt Porter


There might be nothing more frustrating in Fortnite Battle Royale than an enemy player who decides to turtle instead of attempting to challenge you in a gunfight.

Turtling is when an opponent builds a box, usually just one wall wide with a roof made of one floor piece and a pyramid on top, to stop enemy players from killing them.

Any opponent who tries to break in will have to spend time breaking down one of the four wall which can be easily replaced, or through the two pieces on the top which will give the turtler plenty of time to prepare for the attack.

The Hand Cannon can be used to easily take down turtling enemies.

Reddit user ‘ImSpeedyGonzalez’ may have a way to quickly take out enemies who use this method, using a Hand Cannon and then either a sub-machine gun or an assault rifle.

Simply stand on top of your turtling opponent, and aim your Hand Cannon at the very edge of the structure’s roof. If aimed correctly, the bullet from the Hand Cannon will destroy the floor panel placed underneath the pyramid.

Then, place your own floor place in the same position, and edit it so that the area above your enemy is open. All you have to do then is take aim at your opponent and fire, as your bullets will destroy the pyramid piece and leave you free to shoot your opponent. 

While this strategy would work with the use of other weapons, the Hand Cannon is perfect for this technique as it destroys the roof piece in one shot, and doesn’t have a large cool-down between shots like the bolt-action sniper.

Fortnite fans are always trying to find new ways to combat turtlers, including one creative suggestion for a new trap that would allow players to take over enemy builds.

Unfortunately, there is no current plan for that trap to be added, but this clever manoeuvre from ImSpeedyGonzalez should help players in the meantime.


How to watch Fortnite’s J Balvin Afterlife Party: Event time & rewards

Published: 31/Oct/2020 16:12

by Connor Bennett


Epic Games have confirmed that a Fortnitemares Afterlife Party event with J Balvin is set to rock the Main Stage in Party Royale. Here’s what you need to know.

Over the years, as Fortnite has grown more and more in popularity, Epic Games have teamed up with TV shows, movies, and musicians for a number of live events. 

This has included everything from something as simple as a DJ playing a few songs from their living room to showing off new trailer for a Star Wars movie. Though, it’s stretched all the way to Travis Scott having a jaw-dropping concert live event too. 

With Fortnitemares now being live, the next event will involve Colombian artist J Balvin debuting a new song during an ‘Afterlife’ concert. So, here’s everything you need to know. 

What time is the J Balvin event in Fortnite?

Just like a number of other events in Fortnite, there will be an initial showing before a number of encore shows so that everyone has the chance to get involved. 

The initial J Balvin show will get underway on Saturday, October 31st at 9 pm EDT/1 am GMT/6 pm PDT and 2 am CEST. Though, if you miss the live showing, there will be two other showings.

The first replay, according to Epic, will happen a day later on Sunday, November 1st at a much reasonable time for European fans – 1 pm EDT/6 pm BST/10 am PDT and 7 pm CEST. The second replay will be five hours later on the same day. 

How to get J Balvin Party Trooper Fortnite skin

While these events have, sometimes, given all players free rewards, the J Balvin event will be a little different. 

Instead, anyone who owns the Party Trooper skin that attends the Afterlife Party will unlock an exclusive J Balvin style. However, you don’t have to wear the skin to the event to unlock it, you just have to own it. 

Screenshot of the J Balvin Fortnite skin style for Party Trooper
Epic Games
Party Trooper skin owners will get an exclusive J Balvin style for attending the event.

Where to find the J Balvin event in Fortnite

If you want to watch the event, as we’ve already noted, it’ll happen inside Party Royale. That’s slightly different to the usual Battle Royale and Creative modes. 

To access it, you’ll want to select the Party Royale game mode in the lobby screen and then search when the event goes live in the menus. Be sure to get in early for the live showing as you don’t want to miss out!

  1. Load up Fortnite
  2. Enter the Battle Royale lobby screen but change the playlist to Party Royale
  3. Search for a game and wait
  4. Once inside, head over to the Main Stage area on the east of the island and enjoy!
Fortnite's party royale map
Epic Games
The Main Stage is where you’ll be able to find the Fortnite music events.

Obviously, you won’t be able to drop in and watch the show until the date and time that Epic has revealed, so don’t try and get involved too early. 

If you manage to get in, though, make sure to enjoy it and get involved with the party.