Epic Games will be nerfing the newly-released Mounted Turret in Fortnite: Battle Royale.
On November 20, it was announced by Eric Williamson of Epic Games that the Mounted Turret will be receiving a nerf following community feedback.
The Mounted Turret will now overheat faster and have a reduced headshot multiplier, along with it being easier for players to kill an enemy using the Turret from the front.
Some Fortnite fans have stated that the Mounted Turret has been overpowered ever since its arrival to Fortnite in terms of its availability, power, and overall ability to hold down a portion of the map.
You can view the original announcement below.
Some adjustments to Mounted Turret coming in a hotfix: it will overheat a little faster and have a reduced headshot multiplier. 6.31 client update will adjust collision volume making it easier to hit players from the front.
— Eric Williamson (@erwil9) November 20, 2018
Although some have called for the item to be ‘Vaulted,’ it appears that Epic Games is attempting to balance the Turret.
At the time of writing, it is currently unknown when the mentioned hotfix will go live in Fortnite. We will continue to provide updates on this story as they are mad available by Epic Games.