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Dakotaz Brute Mechs tweet puts Fortnite on blast

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Emmett Howard | 17 August, 2019, 02:45

In a nutshell, it appears Epic Games has adjusted the encounters a bit to make them more in line with their goal to make them "unique".

The mechs represent a way in for players who lack skill in building, but they still require map awareness, precise aim and weapon management, and two people to pilot efficiently.

There are also a few charts breaking down how many BRUTE eliminations are happening in each game type.

"The mission of Fortnite is to bring players of all skill levels together to have a fun experience where anyone can win", Epic says in a breakdown of why the BRUTE is in the game.

Following a number of fans pointing out just how similar the Gunner Pet and the original pet from Season 6 (like @PatFritz8 on Twitter) were, Epic Games tweeted out to alert fans that a refund process was going to take place over the next couple of days. "For example - everyone having a shot at that first elimination or Victory Royale moment and the satisfying feeling that comes with it".

Why it matters: Since the start of Fortnite Season 10, many gamers have been unhappy with the inclusion of the overpowered B.R.U.T.E. mech suits.

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Epic used server replays, which contain information on the entire island and all players, to broadcast the Fortnite World Cup Online Open Qualifiers. The new mechs have drawn greater attention to the subject of general game integrity, and it seems like players confidence is at an all time low.

In addition to giving all players a chance at winning, Epic said Fortnite should provide 'spectacle and entertainment, ' something the BRUTE suit is meant to offer.

Even though the mechs can get easy kills, Epic Games are focusing instead on the relative impact they have on a particular game. But now, the complaining has gotten so loud that Epic has posted a blog to discuss its philosophy behind developing the mechs and how it affects gameplay. The B.R.U.T.E. mechs are exactly that, with 1000 HP, a protective shield, and an attack that can deal up to 70 damage as well as a shotgun and missiles. If - and that's a really tiny if - the B.R.U.T.E.is destroyed, the ejected duo still possess full health and all the materials the mech harvested in its wake of destruction. This is due to a higher number of players surviving to those circles compared to non-Arena modes.

"We should not have released the Gunner Pet and apologize for doing so", the company said.

In April, Epic banned stretched resolutions from competitive play, saying in part "The stretched characters and distorted views detract from Fortnite as an entertainment experience for all".

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