As much as some players despise the new mechs in Fortnite latest update, Epic will be keeping them in competitive play.
They’re actually called Brutes, and they’ve been a controversial move by Epic for the world’s most popular BR. Some players don’t care, but many others are looking to have them removed.
Fortnite players report that they’re just OP, as players can take out buildings, players, and have boosted bars of HP.
Epic will also add a new laser targeting to the missiles, which will help players know when mechs are targeting them. Brutes will be staying in competitive play, despite the accusations from players:
The B.R.U.T.E. remains within the core game modes (Solo, Duos, and Squads), select Limited Time Modes, and in competitive Arena and Tournament play. We’ll communicate any future iterations to the vehicle as we’re continuing to investigate a few more areas where we can improve combat interactions.”
“We’ve been monitoring the impact of the B.R.U.T.E. in gameplay and are investigating ways to enhance combat feedback when interacting with the vehicle. In v10.10, we will add a targeting laser that will show the direction the B.R.U.T.E. is aiming its rockets while they are being charged. This laser will have directional audio to help indicate when it’s being pointed at you, even if you’re behind a structure. We’ve also fixed a few mobility bugs that was allowing players to exploit its boost mechanic.
Epic will probably balance them out over time. Some nerfs should be planned for these mechs and their ease of destruction.
Many players are just crazed over the acceptance of these mechs to the game, as they really do change up the game.
We’ll have to see what Epic does next.