Fortnite's New Mounted Turret Weapon Now Live
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Fortnite developer Epic has been introducing new weapons and items to the hit game with nearly every update, and it looks like that trend will continue with this week's patch. Fortnite's in-game News feed has now given us our first glimpse at a new weapon on the way to Battle Royale mode: the Mounted Turret. [Update: Fortnite's 6.30 patch is now live, bringing the Mounted Turret as well as the new Food Fight LTM to Battle Royale.]
Judging by its description in the feed, the Mounted Turret seems like it'll be fairly different from the other kinds of weapons you can pick up in the game. "Place the Mounted Turret and hop in to apply some suppressive fire," the description reads. However, it also warns the weapon can overheat, so you'll want to use it strategically if you're lucky enough to come across one. You can take a look at it below.
Epic hasn't officially confirmed when the Mounted Turret will appear in the game; however, weapons that are teased in the News feed typically arrive as part of the next weekly update, which is expected to roll out for all platforms this week barring any unforeseen delays.
The latest weapon to come to Fortnite was the Heavy Assault Rifle, which launched alongside last week's 6.22 update. The gun comes in Rare, Epic, and Legendary forms and can be found in chests, vending machines, supply drops, and as floor loot. You can see it in action in the video above.
In addition to that, Epic recently partnered with the NFL to add a line of football jersey skins to Battle Royale; these are available for purchase from Fortnite's in-game store. The developer has also begun selling a Summit Striker starter pack that comes with a new skin, back bling, and 600 V-Bucks for $5.
This story has been updated.
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