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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


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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 


How to complete Quests in Fortnite Season 5: Challenges & rewards

Published: 2/Dec/2020 22:00

by Tanner Pierce


With Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5, challenges are seemingly no more, at least in the form that they’ve taken for a while. Now, players are able to complete quests, which operate in a similar way but are a bit different nonetheless. Here’s what you need to know about them.

For a while now, players in Fortnite have been completing challenges in order to help level up their battle pass. These challenges tasked players with completing certain objectives around the map and, in return, they are given rewards, mostly XP. It ended up being one of the main ways players could grind up their battle pass tiers and overall level.

Now, with the start of Season 5 in Chapter 2, challenges are gone, at least in the form they once took. Now, players will have to complete Quests in order to level up their battle pass. But how do you complete them and what are the actual requirements? Here’s what you need to know.

What are Quests in Fortnite Season 5?

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Quests can be found in its own menu on the left-side of the screen.

Jumping into Fortnite Season 5, one might be a bit confused as to what Quests are and why they’ve replaced challenges. While don’t know for sure why exactly they’ve taken the place of the latter, you can rest assured that they operate almost identically to the old format.

In Fortnite’s main menu, you should see a button to press on the left side labeled Quests. Clicking it will bring up the map and all your Quests, similar to how it’s been in previous seasons. That being said, these new “challenges” are a bit more narrative-focused, having quotes alongside them.

Chapter 2 Season 5 Quests list

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Fortnite Quests are similar to challenges from previous seasons.

Quests are split up into different rarities. Everyone seems to have the two same Legendary Quests, alongside some rare and uncommon quests that are different from player to player. Once a quest is done, a new one pops up in its place, which presumably will keep happening until you’ve gone through every single challenge.

That being said, for the two Quests that everyone does have, here’s what you need to complete:

  • Mandalorian Bounties: Complete Bounties
  • Legendary Quests 1: Four Stages
    • Stage 1: Shotgun Eliminations
    • Stage 2: Assault Rifle Damage
    • Stage 3: Sniper Rifle Elimination from 150m
    • Stage 4: Deal Explosive damage to structures
  • Legendary Quests 2: Three Stages
    • Stage 1: Discover Named Locations
    • Stage 2: Talk to a character
    • Stage 3: Collect bars

New Quests should be available every week as the season goes on, much like the challenges of old. We’ll be updating this piece with new objectives as they become available.

All in all, it seems like Quests are a more refined version of challenges; gone is the long list of tasks and now we have a more organized experience. Here’s hoping that Epic continues with this style in the future.