It seems some Fortnite fans are still brutalizing “the Brute.” Developer Epic Games released an update to Fortnite on Wednesday, hoping to address complaints about the recently introduced “mech,” or vehicle, which some Fortniters say is way too powerful. But critics are saying the changes aren’t enough and that they won’t be satisfied until the Brute goes bye-bye.
Epic introduced the Brute with the release of Fortnite season 10, on Aug. 1, triggering an almost immediate backlash. Earlier today, with the unveiling of the v10.10 update to season 10, Epic made various changes to the vehicle. It added a targeting laser — first touted last week — that gives players a heads-up when the Brute is preparing to fire at them with its devastating missile launcher. It also changed the Brute’s spawn rates: the chance for the mech to spawn will now decline significantly throughout the match, meaning there’ll be fewer robots for players to find. And Epic fixed various exploits that made the Brute move faster than intended.
Still, some players remain unsatisfied, and they took to social media to air their thoughts about the update.
The v10.10 thread on Reddit contained hundreds of comments criticizing the decision to not “vault” the mech — or remove it entirely. The top comment simply says, “My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined.”
Twitter users had a similar sentiment. Prominent Fortnite players criticized Epic for adding new foes in v10.10 — the zombie-like Fiends — instead of getting rid of the Brute.
Epic didn’t respond to a request for comment.