Since the start of season X, the Fortnite community has been in a miserable place. Mostly, people can’t stop complaining about the new mechs — many claim that they’re overpowered. Epic is tweaking how mechs work, despite the constant begging to vault the vehicle in its entirety.
According to a recent blog post, Epic says that it’s going to add more visual and audio cues that will help players determine what a BRUTE pilot is planning. Epic writes:
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. This laser will have directional audio to help indicate when it’s being pointed at you, even if you’re behind a structure. We’ve also fixed a few mobility bugs that were allowing players to exploit its boost mechanic.
The mech will continue to be available in core game modes, and competitive modes — including upcoming tournaments.
“We’ll communicate any future iterations to the vehicle as we’re continuing to investigate a few more areas where we can improve combat interactions,” Epic said.
Players continue to be pissed, since the promised update doesn’t really nerf the mech, it just gives enemy players slightly more information about where it is. Many top players are also in disbelief that BRUTEs will be available in tournament play, given that the mechanics are seen as unbalanced.
“It’s understandable for the Brutes to be in core game modes, as they are a key feature of Season X, wrote Twitter user @iScenario in a reply to Epic’s announcement. “The Brutes, however, do NOT belong in Arena/competitive playlists. They do NOT promote a competitive play style by any means.”
“This is the biggest ‘fuck you’ to your competitive scene in a long time,” wrote pro Fortnite player Brush.
“Really shows how disconnected they are from their community,” said Fortnite content creator DuckyTheGamer.