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.


Vaulted & unvaulted weapons in Fortnite Season 5

Published: 2/Dec/2020 10:05

by Jacob Hale


A number of weapons and items have been either vaulted or unvaulted in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5, including some fan favorites and old classics. 

Fortnite Season 5 officially dropped on Wednesday, December 2, bringing a number of major changes with it. As specified in the new update’s patch notes, the game is going to look pretty different going forward.

Some big map changes hint toward a slow revert back to the old map, with the likes of Flush Factory and Dusty Depot starting to come back, which is more than enough reason to get excited.

And, although new weapons such as the Dragon Shotgun have arrived, one thing all players will be looking for is the old items that have returned from the vault, and those which have been placed back in it.

Fortnite Season 5 zero point battle pass
Epic Games
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 is named Zero Point — and brings some fun changes to the game.

Vaulted weapons

Vaulted weapons are those that have been stashed away, unplayable in the game, that might one day return to the game.

Here’s what we know has been vaulted:

  • Revolver
  • Fire Trap
  • Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Epic/Legendary Pump Shotgun
  • Legendary Combat Shotgun
  • Scar assault rifle
  • Epic/Legendary Tac SMG

Unvaulted weapons

Of course, with some weapons leaving the game, some are making their grand return. Here’s what:

  • Charge Shotgun
  • Double Barrel Shotgun
  • P90
  • SMG
  • Storm Scout Rifle
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Balloons

So, that’s everything that’s been vaulted or unvaulted according to the patch notes for Fortnite Season 5, and there’s definitely some there that we’re going to miss, such as the Scar assault rifles and Pump shotguns, but the Tactical Shotgun and P90 making a return could make up for that and keep the weapons feeling fresh and fun.

With a number of big streamers starting to switch back to Fortnite, it looks like Season 5 could be one of the biggest yet — so have fun destroying those new and returning players!