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.
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.
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.
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.
NICEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE pic.twitter.com/cKdHhnNJIA— Sym (@Symfuhny) August 1, 2019
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!