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Fortnite streamers react to the hilariously overpowered BRUTE in Season X

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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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Fortnite brings back Lightsabers for Star Wars day

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Epic Games has re-added the Lightsaber weapon to Fortnite Battle Royale, presumably as a one-off addition in time for May the 4th, often known as Star Wars day.

The date comes from the play on ‘May the fourth (force) be with you’, and is celebrated by Star Wars fanatics around the world.

Although there won’t be any big conventions this year for obvious reasons, Fortnite is doing its part to pay homage to the franchise, bringing back lightsabers.

The Live at Risky event added Lightsabers for the first time.

First added as part of the Star Wars crossover in December, 2019, when the Millenium Falcon appeared above the map.

The event actually played a short teaser scene from the latest movie, The Rise of Skywalker.

On May 3, Epic announced that the lightsabers were back. Feel like a Jedi as Lightsabers have returned for a limited time!”

Although Epic Games didn’t specify when they’ll be taken away again, data miner iFireMonkey states that they will be available until May 6.

Even better, if you didn’t complete the challenges for the lightsabers last time, they are now re-enabled. However, some of these challenges are not possible due to other game changes.

There are four types of lightsaber, Kylo Ren (Red), Rey (Blue), Luke (Green) and Mace Windu (Purple), but the differences are purely cosmetic.

All lightsabers deal the same amount of damage (45 for a regular swing and 150 for a slam).

The most unique feature of lightsabers though is their ability to block incoming bullets. They can block around 30 bullets before being knocked back, and take a few seconds to reset.

Previously, they were only found in lightsaber chests, so presumably, these will be back too. If not, they may just be available in regular chests. Drop-in and find one!

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Fortnite science: bringing a Shadow disguise to a Ghost location

What happens when you bring a Shadow disguise to a Ghost location? What happens when you switch disguises? One Fortnite player found out.

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What happens when you bring a Shadow disguise to a Ghost location? What happens when you switch disguises? One Fortnite player found out.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 introduced several new mechanics to the game along with a few returning ones. As almost everyone knows, you can now disguise yourself as a henchman to avoid taking damage from the faction in control of an area.

What happens when you bring a Shadow disguise to a Ghost-controlled POI? Few players have tried this, due to the fact that you have to make it to another area without getting into a battle.

One Fortnite player found out for the rest of us, however, and uploaded a clip to Reddit.

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As you might expect – or, as should be the case – the Ghost operatives in the area don’t take kindly to a Shadow disguise. They’ll shoot you as if you’re not wearing a disguise, at all.

What’s more surprising is the result of changing disguises into the opposite faction. Apparently, when you jump into a phone booth with the opposing disguise, you don’t change clothes.

Not only that, but you seem to glitch-out and are unable to move once making the switch – something that cost u/Winterfresh1993 their life.

This is a relatively specific scenario, but now you know what will happen. The first part of the mechanic makes sense, but make sure to avoid switching disguises before breaking out of your original.

We’ll keep you posted with more ‘Fortnite science’ posts as other players uncover some lesser-known mechanics of the game.

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Fortnite tips: check out these must-know Harpoon Gun tips & tricks

Take a look at some of these unknown Fortnite Harpoon Gun tips and tricks!

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Take a look at some of these unknown Fortnite Harpoon Gun tips and tricks!

The Harpoon Gun was the first and only item added in Fortnite Chapter 2. That would be a stunning fact if you told us during Season X.

Even though the Harpoon Gun has been in the game for four months, the capabilities of the weapon are still being uncovered. As it turns out, the Harpoon Gun has a lot more utility than you may have known.

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Reddit user EyeScreamSunday posted a clip to the r/FortniteBR subreddit that showed several facts about the Harpoon Gun that few people knew.

Did you know, for instance, that you can gather a line’s worth of items in one Harpoon Gun shot? The range of the weapon is also rather surprising. I had no idea that it could reach so high in the air.

It’s quite astonishing to see facts like these get uncovered months after a weapon comes to the game. The Harpoon Gun is one of the most versatile and useful weapons in Fortnite without being unquestioningly overpowered.

Hopefully, you learned something with this tutorial. It’s doubtful that you knew all of these facts. Now, go snag some loot from 9 tiles below you.

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