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Epic reduce the spawn rates of Fortnite's BRUTE mechs 

Published: 11:55, 12 August 2019
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Epic Games have reduced the spawn rates of BRUTE mechs in Fortnite after negative reception from players over the last week. Epic said these changes affect both Arena and Tournament playlists but unfortunately not the casual, normal modes.

Earlier this month, Epic Games officially introduced Season X (10) to Fortnite. Traditionally, the update brought many new items and content for players to enjoy but by the looks of it, one of the new items was a bit too much for the majority of players.

B.R.U.T.E is the name of the new mechs in Fortnite, which can obliterate both buildings and players with their rocket barrage ability. Finding a mech gives you a huge advantage over others and can lead you to victory even if you're not really sure what you're doing.

Of course, Fortnite subreddit and social media were soon flooded with feedback from players who felt the true power of B.R.U.T.E. Some of the biggest gaming esports organisations like Cloud9, Team Liquid NRG and T1 joined the protest with "remove the mechs from tournaments" messages on their official Twitter profiles.



Luckily, Epic Games have listened and dropped a patch which changes mech spawn rates but only in competitive modes. In the normal, casual game modes, spawn rates have remained unchanged, Epic confirmed in the announcement.

Below you can take a look at all the changes that Epic Games made in the latest patch.

Beginning of Match

  • 21.5 per cent chance that between 1-3 B.R.U.T.Es will spawn
  • Previously was 100 per cent chance that between 2-4 B.R.U.T.Es would spawn

Storm 1

  • 44 per cent chance that between 1-4 B.R.U.T.Es will spawn
  • Previously was 100 per cent chance that between 2-4 B.R.U.T.Es would spawn

Storm 2

  • 40 per cent chance that between 1-2 B.R.U.T.Es will spawn
  • Previously was 100 per cent chance that between 1-3 B.R.U.T.Es would spawn

Storm 3

  • 40 per cent chance that between 1-2 B.R.U.T.Es will spawn
  • Previously was 66 per cent chance that 2 B.R.U.T.Es would spawn

Storm 4

  • 10 per cent chance that 1 B.R.U.T.E will spawn
  • Previously was 50 per cent chance that 1 B.R.U.T.E would spawn

Storm 5

  • 3 per cent chance that 1 B.R.U.T.E will spawn
  • Previously was 10 per cent chance that 1 B.R.U.T.E would spawn

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Fortnite - Season X

Epic Games also said they will continue to monitor the impact of these changes and tweak the mechs a bit more if necessary. 

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