Melee does nothing for turret mode, however increases needle damage when ridden. Will shred anything you aim at.
Has a short range, but a spyglass can be used like a scope.
The attack where it spins around firing needles shreds large dinos.
Their ranged attack is bonkers, I went from worrying about every nearby predator, to gunning down everything I don't like.
They burn through Stam fast in turret mode, but they can run forever.
We won't know for certain if their melee damage increases their needle damage until the dev kit releases, or until someone shows conclusive video proof.
Tame one of these and have a blast.