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Fortnite leak suggests BRUTE mechs will be permanently removed

Published: 25/Sep/2019 9:29 Updated: 25/Sep/2019 10:04

by David Purcell

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Fortnite Battle Royale players waiting to see the back of the controversial BRUTE Mech suits have been handed a huge boost following the arrival of the v10.40 patch. 

The huge armored vehicles were added to the game at the beginning of Season 10 and their destruction has very much driven away many fans, with many believing that they are too overpowered to be included. 

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However, the writing appears to be on the wall for the BRUTE Mech suits, according to leaked information from reliable data miner FortTory.

Epic GamesIt’s been a rough ride for BRUTE Mech suits in Fortnite Season 10.

The Fortnite leaker has revealed a brand new screen that was added to the game’s data files following the weekly update on September 25, which appears to show that the Mechs will soon develop either a virus or malfunction of some sort. 

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As seen in the leaked graphic below, there are a number of different areas on the BRUTE that look more vulnerable than others – marked in red and surrounding by skull graphics. 

FortTory, TwitterBRUTE Mechs might be about to suffer a terrible virus.

Epic Games have defended these BRUTE vehicles to the hilt during the course of Season 10, after receiving widespread criticism for including them in not just public games, but also competitive as well. 

This sparked what turned out to be a viral campaign to remove them from the game, which triggered a strong response from the developers. 

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Back in August, they explained why the Mechs were here to stay. A statement said that their involvement in the game was originally to ““provide spectacle and entertainment when playing Fortnite,” and later explained that they hand inexperienced players a greater chance of victory. 

They even released a graphic to explain that, too, as seen in the following graph. The average amount of eliminations used by these vehicles per match is actually quite low, according to the statistics. The figures show that usually there’s between one and six caused by the Mechs per match. 

Epic GamesEpic Games have the stats to back up their BRUTE claims, but they could soon be gone forever.

With that being said, it looks like their demise could be coming soon in Fortnite – if this leaked graphic is anything to go by. 

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The virus is still unconfirmed by Epic at the time of writing, although there’s a good chance that we’ll see something hint at it in-game at some stage in the near future, with many expecting to see the back of the BRUTEs at the end of the season. So, keep your eyes peeled. 

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How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos

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The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.

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With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.

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As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.

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FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.

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FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.

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FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson