Ninja discovers major flaw with new Mounted Turret in Fortnite - Dexerto

Ninja discovers major flaw with new Mounted Turret in Fortnite

Published: 14/Nov/2018 18:00

by Calum Patterson


The Mounted Turret, a trap item added to Fortnite with the v6.30 update, has already raised eyebrows in the community, and now top streamer Ninja has discovered a major exploit.

The Turret is place like a normal trap, taking up a 1×1 square and so can be placed on top of user made builds.

While it is very powerful and accurate, and can tear through opponents structures very quickly, it is tempered by a cooldown preventing it being fired endlessly.

The Mounted Turret was added in the v6.30 update.

However, this cooldown can easily by mitigated, as Ninja demonstrated, shortly after the Mounted Turret was released.

Playing a solo match, Ninja was in the final 1v1 to win the game, when he placed two Mounted Turrets next to each other.

By doing so, he was able to switch immediately from one Turret to the other as soon as one hit cooldown, allowing him to continually spam bullets.

In fact, you could even do this with three or four Turrets, depending on what the carry limit is. If it becomes a frequent problem with players using multiple Turrets, Epic Games could do a few things to fix it.

Either by limiting the number of Mounted Turret traps that can be carried, or by making cooldown effects transition across Turrets, when the same player switches to it.


TimTheTatman rage quits after finding three fishing rods in Fortnite

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:17

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite players know all too well what it’s like to land in a hot spot and struggle to find a weapon, including TimTheTatMan, who hilariously rage quit after he found nothing but fishing rods.

Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar has jumped back on the Fortnite bandwagon in Season 5. The latest update has brought a lot of old stars back, and for the most part, the reception has been positive.

In Tim’s case though, it hasn’t been all sunshine and roses. He wanted to enjoy everything the new season has to offer. Instead, all he got was fishing rods and lots of them.

Epic Games Fortnite TimTheTatMan Fishing Pole
TimTheTatman is a talented gamer in his own right, but he’s also hilarious to watch.

TimTheTatman descended onto Salty Towers with his squad, looking for an ideal place to land. Unfortunately, the two vacant rooftops he saw both had fishing rods. “Oh good, a fishing pole, oh good, another fishing pole, okay,”  he said.

He decided to land on a house instead. “If I come in here and there’s a fishing pole, I’m leaving,” he said while breaking into the attic with his pickaxe. “I’m literally not kidding. I’m backing out if there’s a fishing pole in here.”

Fortunately, there wasn’t one in the attic, but there was nothing else either, so he dove a little deeper. He dropped down the staircase, turned left it into the kitchen, and hilariously found another fishing rod staring into his soul.

Epic Games Fortnite TimTheTatMan Fishing Pole
Epic Games
It’s not ideal to find a fishing rod as your first weapon in Fortnite.

Without saying a word, TimTheTatman opened up the menu, quit the game, and placed his hands on his head in disbelief. “I’m not doing it,” he said, as he struggled to find the words to sum up his rage.

“The two guns I was going to land on [were] fishing poles,” he added. “I open up a door and go left, fishing pole. I’ll try again. When you guys are done, I’ll be ready to go again. I’m not going to play that game. I’m not going to do it.”

There’s nothing worse than landing in a spot surrounded by enemies and finding nothing useful.

Still, TimTheTatman’s fans were rolling on the floor laughing after seeing him get so riled up about it. Plus, the fact it happened to be a fishing rod made it even funnier.