Epic pledges tweaks as community continues to rally against Fortnite’s overpowered mechs

August 9, 2019
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Since the launch of Fortnite’s 10th season last week, one topic has drowned out all others within the community: the introduction of mechs that many frustrated players consider to be massively overpowered. And while Epic had previously remained steadfast in its refusal to either vault or tone down mechs, it’s now announced it will be making tweaks to their functionality.

Admittedly, it’s doubtful that Epic’s upcoming changes will do much to stem the tide of complaints levied at mechs, known as B.R.U.T.E.s in-game. Rather reining in their destructive prowess, Epic will merely implement new visual and audio cues designed to provide clearer information about what a mech will do next, giving players a fighting chance of survival.

“In v10.10, we will add a targeting laser that will show the direction the B.R.U.T.E. is aiming its rockets while they are being charged,” Epic wrote in its latest blog post, “This laser will have directional audio to help indicate when it’s being pointed at you, even if you’re behind a structure.” Incoming changes will also prevent players from exploiting mech boost mechanics.

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