Much to the dismay of a collection of Fortnite Battle Royale fans, Epic Games have explained why the BRUTE Mechs will be staying in the game.

The statement, released on Thursday, August 15, broke down why the developer will be keeping the highly controversial BRUTE Mech in Fortnite Battle Royale.

BRUTE’s were added at the start of Season 10, and have quickly become one of the most disliked additions in Fortnite history.

In their statement, Epic Games addressed the ‘mission’ of Fortnite, and how their main goal is to “bring players of all skill levels together to have a fun experience where anyone can win.”

Epic later went on to mention how even though players report the BRUTE’s getting significant eliminations, their data suggests that Mechs don’t necessarily get THAT many eliminations in the grand scheme of things.

You can view the entire statement below:

Complete Epic Games statement on the Fortnite B.R.U.T.E.

“We’ve heard the frequent discussions (#RemoveTheMech) about the B.R.U.T.E., and decided this would be a good opportunity to explain the Fortnite philosophy. The mission of Fortnite is to bring players of all skill levels together to have a fun experience where anyone can win. For example – everyone having a shot at that first elimination or Victory Royale moment and the satisfying feeling that comes with it. Right now, we know there are players out there who have never had that opportunity.

Another part of the mission is to provide spectacle and entertainment when playing Fortnite. Bringing these moments to the game every week means there is always a new way to enjoy and experience the game.

The B.R.U.T.E. was added at the start of Season X with this mission in mind. Since then, we have seen players who had previously struggled with getting eliminations acquiring more, while the number of eliminations earned by more experienced players remained steady.

B.R.U.T.E. encounters should feel like a unique engagement and not be the dominant experience during a game. We made adjustments to the B.R.U.T.E within Arena, in line with that goal. Specifically for Arena we made the change to spawn rate in order to reduce late-game encounters. This is due to a higher number of players surviving to those circles compared to non-Arena modes. We’re happy with the results and the below graphs represent the current state of B.R.U.T.E. eliminations across both Arena and core modes.


Above you’ll see the average number of all B.R.U.T.E. eliminations per game in each mode (Solos, Duos, Squads, Team Rumble, Arena Solos, Arena Trios).


Above you’ll see the percent of all B.R.U.T.E. eliminations per game in each game mode (Solos, Duos, Squads, Team Rumble, Arena Solos, Arena Trios).

We regularly have and will continue to release content that shakes up gameplay in Fortnite in unexpected ways. And we’re committed to providing a constantly evolving, entertaining and fun experience to all players.

-The Fortnite Team

Should BRUTE’s be removed from Fortnite Battle Royale? Or should they be taken out of the game?

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  1. How about instead of pictures of ambiguous blue bars you give us actual numbers? These developers love to treat their player base like children. Wait…

  2. Sure. Let’s say that this is accurate with their numbers. Great, numbers show an average but what about enjoyment? Having five mechs spawn in the fourth or fifth circle is ridiculous. “Nerfing” the brute with a laser that was already planned to be added (see loading screen week 1) is not even a change. If the missiles locked on to where the laser is pointed and couldn’t be changed upon charging that would be better to start with. Or how about removing harvesting. Or the ability to boost or charge jump, have one removed. It should be risk and reward and as far as I know, I have yet to see a set back outside of an enemy being able to self destruct, which is really the only thing. I also have to add that the time to self destructing also seems to have been increased before they added the laser. So…buff?

    • So why would 5 mechs spawning in the 4th-5th circle be a problem in say solos? I find it quite rare to actually find multiple people using mechs in solos, sometimes I see them in duos, though I must admit that in squads it is a regular sight to see multiple mechs in the finale; Those usually don’t last long as skilled players would know that when the circle is moving you have a better chance outside of your mech.

      Most people destroy mechs the moment they are sighted, even people breaking off of encounters just to destroy the one mech, with that I come to my conclusion; Most if not all mechs are quite quickly destroyed by the finale of the match.

      Those who oppose the mechs are just sore losers who can’t outlast the mechs, or they are those who constantly rush into battle “Oh hey a mech, I’m gonna go take that thing on (instead of logically going the other way)”.

  3. Im sorry but epic i used yo love the game as i would say im pretty good at it but now youve put the mechs in its just rubbish.
    Cant you tell that by the numbers of people playing fortnite. Its decreased people are playing mincraft because your game isnt enjoyable for good players its only enjoyable for 4 year old bots!! FIX YOUR GAME

  4. lets be honest epic is probably not gonna remove them because season x is based on them and there are upcoming challenges which involve the brutes.. imma just finally quit the game at this point

  5. Bots still die tho if they want everyone to win just remove battle Royale and let bots spawn in them out of the battle bus pffft ez

  6. The Brutes have given me some faith in humanity . . . always so good to see someone hop in just to self destruct it so it’s not longer available.

  7. I rarely see the Brutes in the end game, and I’ve only won with a Brute twice – and those were in squads when it was like 4v2 or 3v2. Sure, they’re overpowered and could use a nerf somehow, but the vocal minority is exaggerating as usual.

  8. Mechs are pretty nerfed after the patch. The spawn rate for Arena has been one or two the entire match. The missiles are not as heat seeking as they were before the patch and the missiles will rise over time so you can’t snipe with the mech anymore.

  9. The true problem is that the type of game the B.R.U.T.E is in, no one outside of a squad or duo would rather kill the opponent and not focus on the mech together, like in team rumble, mech only last for a short amount of time before getting gunned down, but it MAY be considered teaming.


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