Fortnite Season X has gone on to become one of the worst seasons with the addition of the BRUTE weaponized mech, and players have reached their boiling point.
Fortnite Battle Royale has been around for two years and has been able to offer different experiences that continue to hold fan’s attention like in-game events, concerts, and more.
Every new season of Fortnite Battle Royale usually includes a season-ending event. For instance, Season 9 allowed players to witness the Final Showdown where the Polar Peak monster battled against the Pressure Plant mech.
With Fortnite’s tenth season, Epic Games added a new weaponized vehicle called BRUTEs. The driveable mech awards players with a huge health pool of 1,000 health along with the ability to activate an extra protective shield by using materials.
Fans have begged Epic to vault the mechs, but the company seems adamant on keeping them in-game.
In response to Epic’s decision to not vault the BRUTE, players are flocking to Fortnite’s competitor, Respawn’s Apex Legends, in order to help drive home how unhappy they are.
Will Epic listen to fans if they go play Apex Legends?
As fans called for Epic to vault or at least nerf the BRUTEs, the company decided to add an audio and visual cue to alert players when a barrage of rockets is heading towards them.
With the majority of Fortnite’s core fan-base being frustrated with Epic’ seemingly ignoring player’s concerns, top players are looking to play another game in order to fill their time.
Apex Legends launched an event on August 13, Iron Crown, where fans can finally play solos.
Several Fortnite personalities like Nick ‘Nickmercs’ Kolcheff, Guy ‘Dr Disrespect’ Beahm, and Dennis ‘Cloakzy’ Lepore are all playing Apex solos.
Even though Nickmercs’ and Cloakzy’s streams are titled as sponsored streams, it is still important to note that Fortnite’s viewer count has certainly taken a hit.
As of writing, Apex Legends has over 172k viewers while Fortnite is only at 104k.
There is also a post on the top of the FortniteCompetitive subreddit instructing players to play Apex as a way to boycott against Epic’s decision to keep BRUTEs in all core and competitive Fortnite Battle Royale modes.
Will BRUTEs mark the end of Fortnite Battle Royale?
While BRUTEs remain in Fortnite Battle Royale, more players become frustrated with the game’s current meta.
Season 9 was plagued by players protecting themselves with Ballers and players were hoping that Season X would vault the vehicle. In its place, Fortnite Battle Royale fans were given weaponized mech vehicles.
The majority of the community are upset with the BRUTEs, but we don’t think Fortnite Battle Royale will come to an end anytime soon. With over 25 million Fortnite players, not many games can rival its fanbase.
It remains to be seen if Epic will vault the BRUTEs. We’ll just have to wait and see what the company decides.