Fortnite introduced Mech machines named B.R.U.T.E’s into the game for Season 10 and they make games very fun and much more interesting but are pretty overpowered at the moment. Here is why they can stay but need a bit of an adjustment to balance out gameplay at the beginning of the season.
Who would have ever thought that Fortnite would add mechanical robots for players to reign supreme on the map?
Well, Fortnite did a decent job at hyping Season 10 but gave themselves away a bit in teasers and did just that when they released the Mechs across the island for players to use for Season 10. \
The Mech is a very fun toy for players to use. It requires the use of two players, so the mech has basically no impact on players in Solos but Duos, Trios and Squads will feel the wrath of the mechanical killing machine as they try to achieve victory on the island.
The Mechs are known as B.R.U.T.E.S and have challenges linked to them in the game that can allow players to climb the ranks in their quest to tier 100 in the Battle Pass and we are not gonna lie here, playing in the B.R.U.T.E is very fun.
As for what the B.R.U.T.E can do, it can stomp on objects, such as builds, and players themselves, perform a charged jump that has a huge comparison to Thanos’ jump attack during his time on the island and honk its horn just to screw with the enemies that can’t kill it.
The shotgun that is attached to the B.R.U.T.E does 50 damage to players. To add a cherry on top, the B.R.U.T.E has a missile launcher that launches 10 missiles at once which all do impeccable damage to players.
To add even more to it, the B.R.U.T.E can self-destruct and regain shield by using 200 materials and make it even more powerful. Include all of that on top of 1000 health. To say the B.R.U.T.E is overpowered at the current moment would be understatement.
1000 health is a lot compared to the maximum of 200 health a player can have and the shotgun can basically wipe out a player with the use of decent aim and a few good shots.
The B.R.U.T.E’s flying ability allows it to obtain high ground pretty easily making it even more difficult to mess with opposing players.
In all honesty, I have no issue with the amount of damage that the weapons do. 50 damage is a ton but players can dodge the shots pretty easily and the missiles are pretty off in terms of accuracy, but the real problem here, much like issues we have seen in the past with the balls and Thanos, is this thing has way too much health.
It is nearly impossible to take down the B.R.U.T.E in the endgame when the map is very small and with the amount of health being so high, it makes it difficult to get its health down and on top of that it can still do damage by self-destructing.
For Overwatch fans, the mech has plenty of comparisons to D-VA, and even D-Va has seen her fair share of patches and nerfs throughout her time in Overwatch. I would say depleting the B.R.U.T.E’s health by half, thus making it 500, would go a long way in helping create a balance between human and mech.
Again, the weapons are pretty balanced in terms of others that can be found on the ground or in chests but to argue that 1000 health is balanced is insane. Depleting the health significantly would go miles for Epic Games and Fortnite to not lose players due to unbalanced gameplay.