Fortnite’s mounted turrets get a serious nerf

By Shabana Arif
18 November 2018 21:32 GMT

Epic nerfed Fortnite’s turrets just days after they went live in-game.

Mounted turrets came to Fortnite this week, but Epic has nerfed them already following an exploit players found that used them to make traps almost indestructible. The devs also announced that turret availability will now be limited in Solos, Duos, and Squads.

The turrets were rolled out in patch V6.30 and it wasn’t long before some bright spark figured out that they could pop them below a spike trap for a 5,000 HP trap.

Epic quickly stepped in with a hotfix that reduced turret floor health from 5,000 to 1,000, and turret health from 800 to 400.

As with all new items, the drop rate seemed pretty high, but this isn’t the case anymore.

“We’ve reduced the availability of the Mounted Turret in all default modes (Solo, Duos, Squads),” said the dev on Reddit.

The studio hasn’t clarified what the new drop rate is.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 merch