The launch of Fortnite season 10 saw the addition of a new, two-player rideable BRUTE mech, but fans and pros the world over are already calling for the mech to be vaulted. It's not uncommon for the wildly popular battle royale game to get overpowered weapons from time to time, as many will remember the first time the Compact SMG was introduced and how OP the Infinity Blade was, so the mech is just the latest in a long run of OP additions.
There are a few reasons that the BRUTE mech is so OP. First off, it's marked on the map, meaning everyone can see it easily and everyone is going to go after it. It's even more potent in duos, where the two-player functionality can shine. Then, there is its missile barrage that can fire up to 10 missiles at once, tearing through Fortnite structures and dealing 50 damage per missile. It's also so quick that it's hard to exactly pinpoint where the missiles are coming from, sometimes.
Some are calling for the BRUTE mech to just get its own LTM or to be nerfed, but a solid portion of the fan base is out for blood. Popular Fortnite streamer Tfue shared a few choice words after having his game crash while fighting a BRUTE, with he and many others calling for developer Epic Games to go ahead and vault the mech. Considering its influence on the current metagame, we wouldn't be surprised to see Epic take action in the coming days.
Clips of pros falling to the Fortnite Brute mech dominate the subreddit and the internet, but there's one notable player who gets absolutely shredded by these machines of death. In the final moments of a match, Fortnite World Cup Champion Bugha can be seen below falling to one of these BRUTE mechs.
Ways to counter the mech in Fortnite:— Jack “CouRage” Dunlop (@CouRageJD) August 2, 2019
-Leave the game
80% of my games have been ended due to mechs today.
Mechs will be vaulted this season. No way are they lasting.— ITF (@ITalkFortnite) August 2, 2019
At the time of this writing, Epic has not issued an official response to the above complaints concerning the BRUTE mech, but that's not the only fire Epic has to quell this season. Many are almost as equally upset about the number of mobility items that were vaulted this season, as well as the lack of serious Fortnite season 10 map changes.
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