Fortnite Season X is now officially in its second week of operation and so far, its time-bending shenanigans appear to have gone down a treat with Battle Island regulars. Beginning with the celebrated return of fan favourite location Dusty Divot a fortnight ago, Epic has steadily continued to reveal its game plan for Season 9’s successor in subsequent patch updates. The latest of those, released just a few days ago, brought unexpected changes in the form of a new Rift Zone.
This time around, it’s Neo Tilted that’s been affected by their time-altering properties, whisking players who venture too close away to an Old West version of the city from the past. In this particular instance, the usual rules of engagement change drastically, forcing you to adapt and strategize anew. Perhaps best of all, however, is the prohibition of a certain vehicle from crossing through time.
As it turns out, Season X’s B.R.U.T.E. mech has ruffled more than a few feathers since its introduction and, if players have their say, it could be destined for the scrapheap.
In its latest address to fans over on Reddit, Epic confirmed that it’s keeping a close eye on the two-man mechanical menace, in turn promising that a fix for various bugs affecting its performance is in the works. Just how many bolts require tightening isn’t clear, though the developer is undoubtedly well aware of this particularly egregious exploit involving the mech’s use.
Right now we’re evaluating B.R.U.T.E. gameplay, as well as observing how it performs across all modes and skill levels. We are also working to fix movement-related bugs with the B.R.U.T.E. to address exploits. We will continue closely monitoring and keep you updated!
Good news, right? Well yes, but also no. Judging by the comments of those responding to Epic’s update, the general population would much rather it be removed completely.
The negativity largely comes down to the vehicle’s overpowered nature and inability to be countered by anything other than another B.R.U.T.E. This early on in the season, any chance of seeing the problem weapon locked away in Fortnite‘s vault seems unrealistic, to say the least, but we’ll see how the developer responds.
In the meantime, feel free to voice your frustrations over Fortnite‘s current problem in the usual place below!