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GUIDE: How to effectively use the Fortnite Season X BRUTE mech suite

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Fortnite Battle Royale Season X includes a player-operated mech suit that can be located around the Fortnite map. Here’s how to locate and use the B.R.U.T.E mech.

The tenth season of Fortnite has introduced the B.R.U.T.E mech suit that can be operated solo or with a partner.

If two players are in the suit then one person will be responsible for movement while the other has controlled the of mech’s weapons. One-manned B.R.U.T.E suits will be a bit more difficult to navigate as the operator will be responsible for moving the giant piece of machinery along with accurately laying down shots.

Players can harvest materials within the suit and have access to a new mechanic in Fortnite, ‘Overshield’.

If you are in the middle of a difficult battle while using the mech, then players can spend 200 of any material for a five-second shield over their character.

How do you find a B.R.U.T.E suit?

There will be two suits that randomly land around the Fortnite Battle Royale map, newly added with update v10.0.

Once they appear on the map, they will be marked with their own individual icons which are displayed below.

Two B.R.U.T.E suits will land per match.

Once players land in front of the suit, they will have to interact with the vehicle in order to hop on board. As soon as they do, players will be primed and ready for action.

Once players board the B.R.U.T.E, their chosen skin will appear on the mech.

It took us a few games in order to safely secure a suit due to tons of players fighting over them, but once we did it took a few games to adjust just like any other new vehicle added to the game.

How do you operate the B.R.U.T.E?

Solo players in the suit will have full control over the entire mech while duos will have to split duties.

The B.R.U.T.E suit has the ability to jump high in the air and slam down, similar to the action Thanos could take in the Avengers x Fortnite crossover. Hold down your regular jump button in order to charge it, then release to spring free.

Are two B.R.U.T.E’s enough for 100 players?

Players have access to two weapons with the mech – A shotgun, and rocket launcher.

Using the shotgun is pretty straight forward as you just aim and shoot. The B.R.U.T.E’s shotgun will hold 10 shells before it needs to be reloaded and deals a decent amount of damage with a maximum of 50 with a headshot multiplier of 1.5x.

In order to use the rocket launcher, players will need to hold down the “trigger” in order to load the weapon. Once they release the “trigger”, or when all ten missiles are loaded, all projectiles will go flying towards their target.

In a display of skill and power, Mason ‘Symfuhny’ Lanier showed off this impressive play with the new B.R.U.T.E suit.

Tons of plays have already appeared on social media of players dominating with the weaponized mech suit, with some comparing it to the overpowered Infinity Blade.

Only time will tell if Epic Games will keep the B.R.U.T.E in Fortnite, but in the meantime, let’s go stomp on more enemies!

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Unexplained Fortnite glitch lets you revive players instantly

For now, this revive exploit seems to occur randomly in Fortnite Season 3.

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Fortnite is no stranger to glitches – some of them more game-breaking than others. Glitches come in two forms: exploits and issues. Sometimes, glitches happen randomly. Other times, players trigger a glitch through an action or game mechanic. The former is often a negative to the player while the latter is beneficial.

Exploits are almost always intentional, as they give one player an advantage over another. It’s rare that exploits go completely unexplained, as someone always tends to find out what triggered them.

We have the rare unexplained exploit, here – at least, at the time of writing. We’ve seen a few clips of this exploit but no one has come out with a tutorial on how to do it. This glitch involves reviving a player. As you can see from the clip, below, this player’s opponent instantly resurrects his downed teammate.

Our first instinct is to conclude that this player knows something we don’t – as is the case most of the time. Another clip from the r/FortniteBR subreddit would suggest this isn’t the case, however.

Reddit user u/Raszero posted a similar clip from his perspective. In the clip, he revives his teammate instantly, breaking down every frame to try and figure out what he did to trigger the glitch.

A lot of commenters pointed to the pet on his teammate’s back and the fact that he carried his teammate before reviving. Normally, these comments would give us a lead but the first clip disproves both of them. As of now, this exploit goes unexplained.

We’ll update this post if someone publishes a tutorial on how to complete this exploit. For now, though, the pet back bling and carrying theories seem to be debunked by the first clip. In the end, this could just be a random glitch that happens from time to time. We’ll have to wait and see.

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New Crash Pad strategies make it a must-have in competitive Fortnite

Here’s a new OP way to use Crash Pads in Fortnite Season 3.

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Crash Pads were one of the only unique items that Epic added to Fortnite before Season 3 began. We’ve seen similar mechanics in the Bounce Pads, before, but these pads work a bit differently.

By now, most players know that they can use a Crash Pad to break through an enemy’s structure. A lot of players will push opponents, throw down a Crash Pad, and jump in to finish the kill. This is old news, but YouTuber ShakaFN innovated on this strategy. He posted a video that showed five new Crash Pad strategies that put them into the must-carry strategy.

The first strategy in Shaka’s video is the most useful and informative. The strategy is similar to the grenade-stack strategy that we see in nearly all competitive matches. You need to be 27 meters away from an enemy, look straight into the sky, and throw a Crash Pad.

After that, you throw another Crash Pad at your feet to push your opponent. If your timing is perfect, then you should land as the first Crash Pad breaks through an enemy’s box. Shaka also showcased how you can use the same strategy to get a free sniper shot on an opponent. This would synergize perfectly with the new Flare Gun.

Most of the other strategies in his video are too circumstantial for widespread use, but all of them are innovations that bring us new ways to use the Crash Pad as an offensive tool.

We wouldn’t be surprised to see some top-tier players using these strategies in competitive matches, so hop into Creative Mode and practice your timing!

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Fortnite Season 3 leak reveals vehicle stats, fuel consumption & more

We now know exactly how fuel will work when cars come to Fortnite Season 3.

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Land vehicles have been sorely missing from Fortnite for the entirety of Chapter 2. We started with the boat, then expanded to the helicopter, and can now hook onto Sharks and use them for transportation. In Season 3, fans were expecting to see cars enter the game, and we should be welcoming them to Fortnite, soon.

Reports have it that cars will come to Fortnite on July 21 – nearly a month after Season 3 first released. We can assume, then, that the water level will continue to lower week by week until the roads are clear for cars to emerge.

We’ve seen bits and pieces of details about cars trickle through, but July 6 revealed the most comprehensive information about cars to date. This information was provided by Hypex and placed into some easy-to-read infographics by FireMonkey. Let’s start with car types and more details about gas pumps.

Via: FireMonkey

We already knew the general vehicle types coming to Fortnite, but this new information gives us the official names. More importantly, it tells us a lot about how fuel will work when cars are eventually added. According to the graphic, you’ll be able to drag the hose a considerable distance away from the pump.

As interesting as this is, it’s a bit confusing. Previous reports had it that gasoline would be an ammo type, suggesting that we could carry it on our player. This new leak points to the need to visit a pump while in the game.

That’s not all that these leaks provided us. We now know that cars will begin to leak fuel when players shoot them, which makes sense as a game mechanic. Here’s all of the information about fuel consumption, boost, and more for each vehicle type.

Cars seem to be one of the more intricate Fortnite vehicles that Epic have ever added. The mechanics we’ve seen in the past, largely, relate to durability and mobility. Cars will have all of that and then some.

There’s still a lot to learn about cars – most of which we won’t know until they come into the game. Until then, this gives us nearly everything we need to speculate as to how powerful the first land vehicles in Chapter 2 will be.

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