Epic was doing so well. It seemed like they had learned from the Infinity Blade lesson and were going to try to better balance the meta.

You thought. Fortnite’s Season X brought in the BRUTE suit, a mech that has 1,000 health, can jump into the sky and land almost like Thanos and also has rockets and a another gun.

While you can’t move and shoot at the same time unless you are playing duos or squads, the BRUTE is still just so overpowered its not even funny. To be expected, the community was immediately up in arms.

The top post on both the more casual focused FortniteBR and the competitive focused FortniteCompetitive are calling out the strength of the BRUTE.

That’s a large section of the community who absolutely hates the addition. Individual streamers were having fun playing with the mech but absolutely hating when they had to go up against it.

Here’s Timthetatman laughing like a maniac as he absolutely destroys Pleasant Park.

Credit to HighDistortion, he knew during the Fortnite World Cup that it was only a matter of time before Epic came in and destroyed the meta they had built.

And those are all guys who are focused more on entertainment streaming than competitive play. The actual competitive community has been in an uproar all day.

Poach tells a sad mini-story in his tweets:

This feels like a similar situation to the planes back in the winter. Epic will introduce something way to strong and slowly nerf it each week before eventually removing it entirely while adding a new vehicle into the game.

Since the planes were first introduced, there has always been a strong vehicle in the game. The Baller was arguably the best in the state it reached before the World Cup, but now that vehicle is gone and we will be dealing with the BRUTE for at least the first half of Fortnite Season X. Yay.

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  1. If by overpowers you mean ez to kill because of how slow they are and the fact in solos they are almost completely useless I agree

    • Your obviously playing people who suck with the mech. Its fucking overpowered. U aim a shitty 10 shot missile at someone and there mostly dead. It has nothing to do with even knowing how to build wtf😂yeah its easy to kill a shitty mech who isnt in right position to defend itself

  2. All these salty fucking “pro’s” complaining just stfu and enjoy the game. Nothing in this game lasts because of people like this who complain about everything that is added to the game.

    • THE WHOLE F*CKING PURPOSE OF THIS GAME IS TO WIN RIGHT NOW THE ONLY WAY TO WIN IS TO GET A MECH. THAT RUINS THE PURPOSE OF THE GAME BECAUSE THE YOURE ONLY GOAL AT THIS POINT IS TO GET A MF MECH YOU PROBABLY ONLY LIKE THE MECH BECAUSE U GOT UR FIRST DUB.

      • Actually i have over 300 wins and have played since season 1. What i meant was that this game gets boring real fast so when Epic adds something big it’s always fun to mess around with it. But then pros start complaining and it gets removed… its juat sad that OG’s cant enjoy the game anymore.

      • Actually i have quit Fortnite multiple times because it is so repetetive imo the best seasons were 1 and 2 and 4. Then it started getting boring real fast i have no life so i played all the seasons atleast untill lvl 60 and quit in season 6 now that season 10 is it it really was just fun for like 2 days then it’s the same cycle try to get a win or die…

  3. Loool this is a joke right? I killed a fully healthed mech with over sheild with a grey pistol and of course the gunner and pilot both died, WTF this mech is too weak .. “Pro gamers” are just little toddlers anymore compared to my era of professional gamers, LOL if anyone dies to a mech they either cant build or cant aim, get good kids or cry a river, build a bridge and get the F*ck over it. Panzies

    • You dumb? You probably played two bots in a mech. If you can actually utilize the whole mech with a partner its pretty op in the right situation. If your late game and already on the third circle or 4th the suits gonna fuck up any builds it gas going on. The pro gamers would shit on you in fort tho…… idk why your acting like they are bots

    • you are such a dumb f*ck you probably only want this mech because its the only way you will ever win. Me and my squad are actually good and we built an steel base for high ground and the mech blew all of us up without moving as a sitting duck. this update made me uninstall this game. Get out of ur parents basement

    • your actually a wste of life. it literally takes no skill to use the gun but then again you probobaly cant lift up your arms u obese fuck

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