Epic has revealed in an update on Saturday, August 10 that the studio will be changing the spawn rate for the B.R.U.T.E mech in Fortnite following fan outrage over the addition of the mech to the game.

The studio announced earlier on August 10 that an update has gone live in-game for Arena and Tournament playlists that will reduce the spawn rates of B.R.U.T.E. as a first step to nerf and monitor the mech’s in-game effectiveness.

The nerf was announced on Reddit, and the changes are for each of the different storm phases throughout a match in Arena and Tournament playlists.

Here is the new spawn rates for the B.R.U.T.E:

Beginning of Match

  • 21.5% chance that between 1-3 B.R.U.T.Es will spawn
    • Previously was 100% chance that between 2-4 B.R.U.T.Es would spawn

Storm 1

  • 44% chance that between 1-4 B.R.U.T.Es will spawn
    • Previously was 100% chance that between 2-4 B.R.U.T.Es would spawn

Storm 2

  • 40% chance that between 1-2 B.R.U.T.Es will spawn
    • Previously was 100% chance that between 1-3 B.R.U.T.Es would spawn

Storm 3

  • 40% chance that between 1-2 B.R.U.T.Es will spawn
    • Previously was 66% chance that 2 B.R.U.T.Es would spawn

Storm 4

  • 10% chance that 1 B.R.U.T.E will spawn
    • Previously was 50% chance that 1 B.R.U.T.E would spawn

Storm 5

  • 3% chance that 1 B.R.U.T.E will spawn
    • Previously was 10% chance that 1 B.R.U.T.E would spawn

Epic stated that they will continue to monitor the feedback from this change as they get set for the upcoming Fortnite Champion Series, which is set to start in the near future.

Fans have continued to show their outrage for the addition of the mech to the game with the hashtag #removethemech trending on Friday, August 9 worldwide. Epic’s announcement this week stated that they were keeping B.R.U.T.E in Arena for the upcoming Fortnite Champion Series, which resulted in the hashtag to be trending.

SOURCE: Reddit

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