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BRUTE Mechs are finally getting ‘nerfed’ in Fortnite, but everyone’s still angry

Published: 9/Aug/2019 19:35 Updated: 1/May/2020 17:00

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games have finally addressed the overpowered B.R.U.T.E. mech suits in Fortnite Battle Royale, although the changes haven’t exactly been received all too well. 

On August 9, Epic Games released their latest blog post on the competitive side of things in Fortnite, discussing their plans for competitions that will be taking place in Season X.

One of the topics brought up was the BRUTE mech suits, arguably the most controversial addition to the popular battle royale title in its nearly two years of existence.

Considering how negative the community feedback on these robots has been since the start of Season X, the developers announced that the next update will finally implement a nerf, if it can even be called that.

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 we’re allowing players to exploit its boost mechanic.

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Players will now get a warning when being targeted by the BRUTE’s rockets.

Understandably, this news has done very little to appease the majority of the player-base, who has been asking for the removal of BRUTEs since the start of Season X.

This so-called nerf isn’t expected to have any kind of significant mitigating effect on the power of these robots, since it won’t do anything in terms of lowering their 1,000 HP health or limiting their ability to do immense damage during fights.

Instead, it will simply offer players a visual and auditory warning whenever they’re being targeted by a mech’s rockets, and the effectiveness of these warnings is yet to be seen.

Epic GamesLooks like the BRUTE mech suits are here to stay for the foreseeable future.

Ironically, Epic Games’ August 9 blog post has actually sent many players into further uproar, especially prominent members of the competitive and content creation communities.

This is because Epic also announced that the BRUTE mech suits will not be removed from any of the core default modes, meaning that they are to remain in both Arena and cash prize tournaments for the foreseeable future.

“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,” they wrote. “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.”

This has garnered a lot of negative feedback in the short time since the post went live, and we’ve gathered some of the reactions below for your convenience.

While it may seem inevitable that Epic Games will eventually either heavily nerf or vault these robots, the developers seem to be standing their ground for now.

This article was last updated on August 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM EST. 


TimTheTatman rage quits after finding three fishing rods in Fortnite

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:17

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite players know all too well what it’s like to land in a hot spot and struggle to find a weapon, including TimTheTatMan, who hilariously rage quit after he found nothing but fishing rods.

Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar has jumped back on the Fortnite bandwagon in Season 5. The latest update has brought a lot of old stars back, and for the most part, the reception has been positive.

In Tim’s case though, it hasn’t been all sunshine and roses. He wanted to enjoy everything the new season has to offer. Instead, all he got was fishing rods and lots of them.

Epic Games Fortnite TimTheTatMan Fishing Pole
TimTheTatman is a talented gamer in his own right, but he’s also hilarious to watch.

TimTheTatman descended onto Salty Towers with his squad, looking for an ideal place to land. Unfortunately, the two vacant rooftops he saw both had fishing rods. “Oh good, a fishing pole, oh good, another fishing pole, okay,”  he said.

He decided to land on a house instead. “If I come in here and there’s a fishing pole, I’m leaving,” he said while breaking into the attic with his pickaxe. “I’m literally not kidding. I’m backing out if there’s a fishing pole in here.”

Fortunately, there wasn’t one in the attic, but there was nothing else either, so he dove a little deeper. He dropped down the staircase, turned left it into the kitchen, and hilariously found another fishing rod staring into his soul.

Epic Games Fortnite TimTheTatMan Fishing Pole
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It’s not ideal to find a fishing rod as your first weapon in Fortnite.

Without saying a word, TimTheTatman opened up the menu, quit the game, and placed his hands on his head in disbelief. “I’m not doing it,” he said, as he struggled to find the words to sum up his rage.

“The two guns I was going to land on [were] fishing poles,” he added. “I open up a door and go left, fishing pole. I’ll try again. When you guys are done, I’ll be ready to go again. I’m not going to play that game. I’m not going to do it.”

There’s nothing worse than landing in a spot surrounded by enemies and finding nothing useful.

Still, TimTheTatman’s fans were rolling on the floor laughing after seeing him get so riled up about it. Plus, the fact it happened to be a fishing rod made it even funnier.