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TSM Daequan mind blown by Fortnite BRUTE Mechs on comeback Twitch stream

Published: 10/Aug/2019 9:26 Updated: 5/May/2020 17:27

by Joe Craven


TSM Fortnite pro Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco made his long anticipated return to Twitch on August 9, and had a hilarious first encounter with the new B.R.U.T.E Mechs, which have been widely criticized as overpowered. 

TSM Daequan has long been one of the most prominent creators in the Fortnite community, amassing over 5 million YouTube subscribers and 3.5 million Twitch followers. He had taken an extended break from streaming due to ill health, but made his return on August 9.

Despite not having played Fortnite (at least publicly) for a while, Daequan was quick to prove his talent for Epic’s battle royale hasn’t gone anywhere. However, he was momentarily ‘outclassed’ by one of the game’s Mechs, leading to a moment of hilarity.

Twitter: Daequan/TwitchDaequan’s Twitch return saw him top the list of Fortnite streamers, by a long way.

The B.R.U.T.E Mechs were added at Season X’s inception, but have quickly been denounced by the majority of the community as overpowered. Not only do they have 1000HP, but also offer a protective shield to the Gunner, a stomp mechanic capable of dealing 70 damage and a shotgun and missiles to fire.

Daequan has not publicly played Fortnite since their introduction, and a moment of disbelief occurred when he finally encountered one.

Landing at Fatal Fields, Loco didn’t seem to realize there was one nearby. He looted up and racked up a few kills, before his house – and health – was quickly demolished in the kind of clip that has made the Mechs so unpopular.


The player is subsequently boogie-bombed out of their mech; one of the very few counters mechs currently have in Fortnite. Nonetheless, they racked up a ridiculous 8 kills their short-lived rampage.

Epic GamesThe ‘nerf’ to BRUTEs was slammed by the community.

It comes on a day when the majority of Fortnite players lashed out at Epic for the Mech’s inclusion, and their failure to remove them despite two weeks of community complaints.

The hashtag ‘RemovetheMech’ was trending worldwide, following Epic’s nerf to them in the latest competitive update. Despite the nerf, many condemned it as being insufficient, and called for their removal from the game, or placement in a LTM.

Epic have not yet responded to the backlash, and have not provided a statement beyond their August 9 Competitive Update.

Judging from his first encounter, Daequan is one of many who wants to see the Mechs significantly nerfed, or even removed.


Fortnitemares 14.40 Update map changes: Witchshacks, Midas & more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 11:53

by David Purcell


Epic Games have rolled out their spooky Fortnitemares update in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and there’s a load of map changes to talk about. Here, we look through everything that’s changed in patch v14.40. 

The game is always in line for a wild update every Halloween and the same has happened this year. The dark forces of the battle royale world have come back from the shadows, all to celebrate the return of Midas – who disappeared earlier in the season.

Now, with the huge update on October 21 comes a shakeup for the game’s ever-changing map.

So, let’s run through everything you need to know for the next time you jump from the Battle Bus.

Fortnite Halloween update map changes


Fortnite Witchshacks
Epic Games
These Witchshacks have some very useful items inside.

One of the first things players will notice is that a number of Witchshacks have been dotted around the island. These were found by leaker FortTory, soon after the patch rolled out.

You have to feel, just because of the nature of them and the fact brooms can be found inside, that these will soon become hotspots for players dropping in.

Midas return location

Midas POI fortnite
Epic Games
Also found by FortTory is this Midas location, which looks to be his return location.

This appears to be the place where Midas will rise once again, with candles lit in a circle and the throne sitting in the background.

Soon enough, we’ll get to see what happens here, but an interesting addition nonetheless.

The Ruins POI: Fortnitemares

The Ruins Fortnite
Epic Games
Here’s how it looks in-game.

The game’s middle point of interest has been given a spooky makeover, called The Ruins.

Surrounded by ghouls and who knows what, this could be one of the most dangerous places for members of the community moving forward.

Halloween decorations

Fortnite Halloween props
Epic Games
If entering haunted houses is your thing, Fortnite is definitely worth playing this Halloween.

Some players will have seen many of these prior to the update, but much of the settlements in Epic Games’ popular title are now filled with Halloween props on the inside and out.

Here, we can see huge spiders placed on buildings and webs, so get used to seeing that.

We’ll be updating this article with more map changes as we find them…

Fortnitemares trailer

Last, but not least, you can check out the official Fortnitemares trailer – showing off all of the new features.

It was posted to the Fortnite Twitter account on October 21, once the patch rolled out.

So, there you have it! A jam-packed update for players to sink their teeth into this October.

If you want to see more map changes that those stated in this article, you know what to do – jump into the action!