Epic Games temporarily disabled the Fortnite brutes/mechs last night and here’s why.

Brutes/mechs were added at the start of Fortnite Season X and Epic have come under fire for adding them due to the majority of the player base considering them to be “overpowered”.

Originally, the brute could fire 10 rockets in single charge and the mech’s dash could be used every 3 seconds. However, after reluctantly deciding to nerf the brute after previously stating the brutes didn’t account for as many kills as the community thought, the amount of rockets that can be fired was changed to 6 along with the dash cooldown going from 3 seconds to 5.

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Other changes were made to the brute including a decrease radius damage of the rockets, decreased velocity gained from boosting whilst in the air by 33% and the spawn rate being adjusted.

If you can’t find the brutes/mechs in game, it’s due to Epic temporarily disabling them due to an issue they discovered with the air stomp attack. No further information has been provided, but Epic did state they will provide an update when they receive more information.

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Although the brute will return, Fortnite players were overjoyed with the vehicle being disabled. The replies to the tweet Epic put out on the official Fortnite Twitter account were all very similar with players asking Epic not to add them back into the game

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They should removed it before becaude they killed their game and im not going to play it anymore hope you guys move to play rainbow its really better than this sick game

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Rainbow? you mean the game which Ubisoft has monetized badly to milk money out of people? lol After the Mechs got nerfed they become stable and acceptable to use and if you still have a problem them I am glad you are not on Fortnite any more cuz people just complain all the time and act like we want this or that, it’s Fortnite dev’s game and they can do with it whatever they want which always does not work out amazing but they try to keep the game fun for all level of players not just PRO players which… Read more »

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It was so good yesterday without the mechs I got better placement in every match.
Rainbow six seige

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Mechs are nerfed bro, they are not op anymore, you can legit counter them easily now