Should I not have done that?
Epic is showing no signs of plans to remove the controversial mech-like B.R.U.T.E. from Fortnite, saying the powerful new combat option helps in the studio’s mission “to bring players of all skill levels together to have a fun experience where anyone can win.”
The launch of the B.R.U.T.E. earlier this month has been one of the biggest changes in the game’s short history, letting two players team up in an armored automaton to hurl a barrage of missiles at relatively tiny, mech-less opponents. Angry players have been flooding online forums and social media with clips showing overpowered mechs destroying other players, claiming the addition is ruining the competitive balance of the game.
A sample reaction (edited, of course, to reflect the refined sensibilities of this cultured and classy website):
I [expletive deleted] hate everything about these [expletive deleted] mechs, they can go [expletive deleted] themselves. If Epic Games is watching my stream, go [expletive deleted] yourself until you take these out of the game because they don’t [expletive deleted] do anything positive. They’re all negative. [expletive deleted] yourself.
No, tell us how you really feel.
I don’t play Fortnite, but I can kind of maybe guess what’s happening here. What’s happening here might be that a bunch of people with a particular style of winning the game are suddenly discovering that their go-to strategy of rapidly building giant structures and then sniping from them apparently don’t work too good against two guys in an armored mecha firing missiles. Although I imagine that it’s absolutely hysterical to watch, as long as you’re not the guy on the wrong end of the missiles.
My apologies by the way if any of my readers had to keep from ragequitting because a B.R.U.T.E. came out of nowhere and proceeded to be utter bull[expletive deleted], man. You, I will sympathize with. Some of these other guys? Mayyyyybe not so much.