Published: Sat, August 17, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

The Fortnite Philosophy: BRUTE Here to Stay, Community Furious

The Fortnite Philosophy: BRUTE Here to Stay, Community Furious

Since their introduction, many players have argued that the mechs are messing up their tried-and-true Fortnite tactics and disrupting competitive play. It seems the Reddit user "Fruitmasterflex" had been a previous player of an unreleased title "Paragon" by Epic games, while it was in Beta phase. "Right now, we know there are players out there who have never had that opportunity", the blog reads.

This isn't the first time Epic's pushed the boundaries by offering Battle Pass-like items in the Fortnite store, and clearly the passage of time hasn't made players any less sensitive about the issue. With the main reason being that many players were finding it hard to play fairly against opponents in these robotic suits, last week was filled with feedback asking Epic Games to get rid of them but no response had been sent from the developers until now.

Another part of Fortnite's mission, the post says, is "to provide spectacle and entertainment when playing Fortnite..." Since then, we have seen players who had previously struggled with getting eliminations acquiring more, while the number of eliminations earned by more experienced players remained steady.

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In its post, Epic also shared a couple of graphs showing that the B.R.U.T.E. has not completely dominated more traditional Fortnite gameplay. Similarly, the Brute's destruction might be fun to watch on a stream, and videos of players raging might do well on YouTube, but that it is many ways a different issue than the experience that players have in the game, especially at competitive levels.

Epic Games hasn't offered any further updates on the status of Fortnite's Brute Mechs, but a big-name proponent of the game speaking out against it certainly doesn't make for a good look. Popular Fortnite pro Tfue epitomized that viewpoint in a recent stream, saying bluntly, "I fucking hate everything about these fucking mechs, they can go fuck themselves". This is probably not what players who are urging Epic to vault the mech wanted to hear, but it is what it is.

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