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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  1. I know a fair amount of people who play Fortnite (me included) and there have been grumbles about the mech but I’ve havent really heard of anyone going over to apex. Look I’m just saying that not the whole community is going to another game. From what you say it sounds like every Fortnite player is quitting in protest.

  2. Fortnite community?? You mean, that 1% of player base? This is a joke. They are those, who are trying to ruin a fun game, they would vault everithing, except doublepump and spambuild. The really OP things in this game. I’m a bot, and I can deal with mechs. If they can’t, then they are the real bots.

    • You can deal with a mech because you’re a shitter, SHITTERS love the op bullshit cause it helps em get kills.
      Learn how to improve you lost cause. Dumbest cunt on the planet above.
      You players make the game worse.

      • Dealing with a mech means: I CAN destroy them pretty consistently. If you think, that destroying an ‘OP bullshit’ is by any means a help to get kills, than you have some problems.

  3. I think its good that the creators of Fortnite are finally standing their ground and not vaulting and changing everything because of youtube and twitch streamers. If they had their way, then the game would be so boring.

    They need to get of their streamer priviledge attitudes and realize there are millions of casual gamers out there who actually appreciate this game for what it is. The creators of this game constantly comes up with new things, and honestly they only get shit and no credit.

    Are the mechs great? No! Am I quitting the game, constantly complaining about it? No! Damn Im so tired of the toxicity!

    • I know I’m going to get hated on, but I think they are pretty fun, but a little OP if you’re not in them. I’ve been destroyed by them a few times, but then you just don’t sweat it, and just get in the next match. Also, they’re really loud, at least I think so, so I can hear them coming, and generally hide for a bit or run away, or shoot it. I really think this boycotting won’t do crap. To agree with you, I’m glad Epic isn’t listening to just streamers and competitive players. Anyway, that’s just my opinion on this matter.

    • The thing is, would the “community” jumping ship to another game make any difference to Epic? I mean, you’re talking about 1% of the total player base? That’s…nothing in the grand overall scheme of things.

      I’ve said it before – the Mechs are fun. You can counter them if you know what you’re doing and if you don’t like it, well, it’s just a video game. There’s no need for people to get their knickers in a twist over it.


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