Epic Games has responded to the complaints that continue to surround the B.R.U.T.E., a powerful two-legged mech that was introduced for Fortnite Season 10.
That has seen them explain the game’s “philosophy,” in wanting to bring players of all skill levels together for a fun experience.
They reason that the B.R.U.T.E. was added to help “provide spectacle and entertainment,” and, when breaking down how many eliminations were made by players using the mech in different game types, that number has “remained steady.”
Those encounters, though, should be a “unique engagement” rather than something that is a “dominant experience” in matches, which has resulted to tweaks in Arena.
“We’ve heard the frequent discussions (#RemoveTheMech) about the B.R.U.T.E., and decided this would be a good opportunity to explain the Fortnite philosophy,” Epic Games wrote in an update.
“The mission of Fortnite is to bring players of all skill levels together to have a fun experience where anyone can win. For example – everyone having a shot at that first elimination or Victory Royale moment and the satisfying feeling that comes with it. Right now, we know there are players out there who have never had that opportunity.
“Another part of the mission is to provide spectacle and entertainment when playing Fortnite. Bringing these moments to the game every week means there is always a new way to enjoy and experience the game.
“The B.R.U.T.E. was added at the start of Season X with this mission in mind. Since then, we have seen players who had previously struggled with getting eliminations acquiring more, while the number of eliminations earned by more experienced players remained steady.
“B.R.U.T.E. encounters should feel like a unique engagement and not be the dominant experience during a game. We made adjustments to the B.R.U.T.E within Arena, in line with that goal. Specifically for Arena we made the change to spawn rate in order to reduce late-game encounters. This is due to a higher number of players surviving to those circles compared to non-Arena modes.
“We’re happy with the results and the below graphs represent the current state of B.R.U.T.E. eliminations across both Arena and core modes.
“We regularly have and will continue to release content that shakes up gameplay in Fortnite in unexpected ways. And we’re committed to providing a constantly evolving, entertaining and fun experience to all players.”