At last, Fortnite’s horrible mechs have been cut down in size. A sweeping set of changes pushed live overnight has taken aim at the robot’s weaponry and movement. Better yet, the tin cans now have a far greater chance at simply not spawning at all.
This isn’t Fortnite #VaultingTheMech, then, but it’s a positive step to address the concerns players have had ever since B.R.U.T.E.s were introduced at the start of the season.
Mech rockets will now fire six charges instead of 10, fire 56 per cent more slowly, and with a 42 per cent smaller blast radius. With this change, “B.R.U.T.E.s will continue to be a strong option against structures, but less lethal against players”, Epic wrote in its explanatory blog.