Fortnite addresses the importance of the B.R.U.T.E. and its actual impact

Guns and funs.

The latest season of Fortnite has added a big stompy mech in the form of the the B.R.U.T.E., and some people are really upset about that stompy mech. You can immediately see how it would feel upsetting to carefully survive through a match with precision headshots only to wind up getting stomped into paste by a gigantic war robot, and players have protested the machine’s inclusion and requested a removal. But a new post on the official site reveals that the mech isn’t going anywhere, especially since that sudden turnaround is… actually the entire point.

One of the goals with Fortnite’s design as outlined in the post is to allow for unexpected changes and to allow characters of varying skill levels a shot at winning. That means that having a big mech that can change the whole nature of the game in a moment is actually keeping in the spirit of things, especially when the stats show that the B.R.U.T.E. is responsible for very few actual eliminations in an average game. While the spawn rate has been lowered slightly in arena matches, it seems like the big tide-turning robot remains there to remind you that sometimes, the match goes to the person who got the big stompy robot.

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