161 thoughts on “Season X Competitive Launch Update”

  1. > We’ve been monitoring the impact of the B.R.U.T.E. in gameplay and are investigating ways to enhance combat feedback when interacting with the vehicle. In v10.10, we will add a targeting laser that will show the direction the B.R.U.T.E. is aiming its rockets while they are being charged. This laser will have directional audio to help indicate when it’s being pointed at you, even if you’re behind a structure.

    That’s it? That’s the upcoming “nerf”? And no removal from comp? What a fucking joke.

  2. >The B.R.U.T.E. remains within the core game modes (Solo, Duos, and Squads), select Limited Time Modes, and in competitive Arena and Tournament play.

    Lmao what

  3. First of all, “competitive” is hilarious given the mech is in Arena.

    Secondly, your grand idea for nerfing the mech is adding a fucking LASER to it?! 🤡🤡🤡

  4. > We’ve been monitoring the impact of the B.R.U.T.E. in gameplay and are investigating ways to enhance combat feedback when interacting with the vehicle. In v10.10, we will add a targeting laser that will show the direction the B.R.U.T.E. is aiming its rockets while they are being charged. This laser will have directional audio to help indicate when it’s being pointed at you, even if you’re behind a structure.

    Is this a joke? Would it be aiming anywhere other than the player that sees it?

    This game cannot be competitive with these things in it. Glad **Apex is releasing a solo mode in a few days**, I know where my money is going from now on.

  5. We’ve reached another height of “This ain’t it chief”, this is the pinnacle of this ain’t it… you basically just said the game isn’t for esports

  6. This BRUTE ‘nerf’ does literally nothing LMAO. When a BRUTE is attacking you, you already know where the rockets are aimed.

    Who the fuck at EPIC is coming up with this shit?

  7. You guys honestly suck. Remove it from the game. No one likes it. My 10 year old little brother and his friends don’t like it. Twitch streamers and Youtubers don’t like it. Pros don’t like it. Casuale and competitive players don’t like it. Who is this for? Please enlighten me.

  8. I DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR PLAN IS BUT IM SURE ITS GONNA KILL YOUR GAME FOR SURE.

    YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THIS SEASON GREAT, MANY OF MY FRIENDS HAVE RETURNED BUT IM SURE THEY WONT STAY FOR LONG.

    ALL I CAN SAY REALLY IS GOOD LUCK, YALL ARE FUCKING 🤡’s

  9. This game isn’t fun with the mech. Are you guys trying to push your player base away?

    If this entire thing is just a marketing stunt, how about doing something positive instead? Imagine all publicity you’d get if you changed the map back to its original state. I for one prefer the new map but hey if that’s what it takes for this game to grow then do it. All the blogs would post about the OG map being back, people on twitter, all the streamers. There’d be POSITIVE buzz around the game. There’s so many better ways to create buzz for the game than by adding the mech.

    All I really ask if that the mech gets removed from competitive. Hell, at least give us any game mode that doesn’t have mech. I’ll play solid gold if it doesn’t have a damn mech.

  10. You guys are an absolute joke. IT DOESN’T DO US ANY GOOD SEEING A LASER AT OUR HEAD. WE KNOW IT’S AFTER US. When it starts shooting rockets there’s NOTHING you can do. How is a laser supposed to help us/counter the mech??

  11. Why the hell would you keep the B.R.U.T.E. in competitive Arena and Tournament play? Absolutely no skill is required using the B.R.U.T.E. Shouldn’t be in any game mode expect LTM to be honest.

  12. So sad, I was hyped for this season because S9 meta was pretty AIDS. Then this shit came out and is being fixed the same way a toddler repairs your car’s transmission. I swear Epics decision makers are living potatos. Too bad the battle pass is so good because I don’t even want to play the fucking game.

  13. Y’all are a fucking joke. You think a fucking laser is going to help people against a mech? I can’t believe how bad you are ruining this game.

  14. Sorry Epic but when did you guys stop listening to your fan base, you guys use to do so well communicating and thriving from community feedback but now you guys seem so out of touch and there is little that differentiates you guys anymore from the rest of publishers/developers.

    The BRUTE has no place in competitive fortnite other than further free advertising for your game, even with that being said I doubt it helps that much to have shit like this in competitive tournaments – the majority of people watching competitive fortnite already are extremely familiar with the game.

    If anything the least you guys need to do is listen to your competitive players, I’m not one but even I can see this is getting ridiculous now.

    I’m going to stick mainly to team rumble now , I have no chance again these mechs regardless of what I do, it is based on RNG whether you get counters to it (boogie bomb) and the lack of mobility with this thing in the game just ruins the experience at least for me. Why vault the mini turret when it now can serve a purpose? Why rift a go still vaulted? Why quadcrasher? How is this season best played with less mobility when you have this overpowered garbage in the game.

    These stupid decisions are going to end up losing you guys a lot of players at least imo, people can only take so much.

    This seems to be a repeated cycle, they introduce something controversial as hell and only near the end of the season/next season vault/nerf it to shit. A joke.

  15. LOL jesus fuck Epic this is a new low even for you. Of all possible Brute adjustments, how the FUCK do you land on this? It actually changes nothing. Done with this game till that thing is gone. Just a slap in the face to the entire competitive community to keep this in arena during a tournament.

  16. > We will add a targeting laser that will show the direction the B.R.U.T.E. is aiming its rockets while they are being charged. This laser will have directional audio to help indicate when it’s being pointed at you, even if you’re behind a structure.

    Whole new meaning to “I’m getting lasered”

    What a bunch of clowns. This isn’t counterplay. It’s just telling you that you’re about to die.

  17. Ok so yikes… Epic, Darn you and your toxic marketing strategy, this is only working because your game is way too big. When everyone catches up on what’s going on, I hope you get what you deserve. This is not an OP item. It’s your maketing’s team poor attempt at, well, doing their job. Stop.

    EDIT: Forgot to say, the only time you actually listened to the community was when numbers started dropping. Hype is saving you now, not your techniques.

  18. At this point my only hope is that this game becomes a Paragon v2. You cant protect noobs by giving them 1000hp and misiles. JUST MAKE A FUCKING TUTORIAL SO THEY LEARN THE BASIS OF THE GAME.

  19. A targeting laser isn’t a nerf. On top of that, the audio in this game is trash to begin with, how in the hell is adding more audio clutter going to fix the problem??? Just take them out of arena AT THE VERY LEAST, for the love of god. So braindead.

  20. Everyone from casual to pro to people that don’t even play this game think the mechs are a complete fucking joke. Yet you guys continue to push them down our throat as if it’s healthy for the game. I don’t know a single person on this earth that enjoys them. You guys are a complete joke and didn’t deserve to get lucky with this game. Why can’t a company just steal this building idea and make an actual competitive game?

    I haven’t played a span of 5 games this season that hasn’t ended with a mech stomping on my head or rocketing me from god knows where

  21. I’m sorry Epic, but this is just cruel to the Competitive Community. I will NOT be playing core modes for a Victory Royale until the mechs are addressed APPROPRIATELY (Nerfs and removal from Arena or vault entirely). I will be sticking to Team Rumble, as mechs in that mode are mostly obsolete (IMO). Until then, expect me, and many others, to not be playing the game as much as before.

    You had job Epic… and that was to listen to your community. You have failed that one job this time.

  22. Directional Audio? You mean that thing that you guys haven’t been able to improve since the release of this game? As if we need to know when a BRUTE is aiming at us. Its fucking obvious

  23. Epic Games is full of shit, srsly hear me out, back in season 7 they vaulted the Infinity Blade few days after its release because it was op and completely ruining the game core, 2 seasons later they released the BRUTE which is way more broken than the sword, yet it’s been almost 2 weeks now and they didn’t do anything about it. They did the same thing with the pump, they vaulted it because it was “too op”, then they released the combat shotgun which is considered op and much stronger than the pump, and ofc they did shit about it but making some minor nerfs…

  24. Damn, this update is actually really disappointing. All you did was add a laser when charging rockets and now it’s even easier for opponents to avoid rocket damage due to the new sounds. That’s hardly a buff. And the community has been so vocal about how the Brutes desperately need a buff. They’re pretty underpowered and worthless right now. 0/10 update.

  25. Hey Epic,

    I think it’s best if you leave the Mechs in Team Rumble. I’m sure you got the data to prove that most people do challenges in TR and that if any challenges involving mechs come about in the future, that they will be done in TR. Plus, it’s way more balanced in there as a whole team can down it in seconds.

    Mechs in solos, duos, squads, or arena just isn’t going to cut it.

  26. /u/MrPopoTFS I love Fortnite, it’s one of my favorite games & Season X has been one of, if not, my favorite Seasons yet – but you guys really are handling the B.R.U.T.E situation the wrong way.

    Any changes to it are nice, yes, but there’s still a few major issues that have easy workarounds

    – Keep it OUT of solos. It’s a walking 2-person vehicle full of weapons that can, more or less, insta-kill if used right. Having this in solos encourages teaming, which last time I checked wasn’t allowed.

    – Keep it OUT of Arena. I consider myself a completely casual player. I don’t play Arena at all, only big mode LTMs (like Team Rumble), and occasional pubs if I can convince friends to play lol – that being said, the BRUTE has no place in Arena. It’s driving people away from the game, making streamers want to quit, and driving competitive players crazy.

    – Add Trios & Arena Duos/Squads as permanent LTMS. (Assuming it wont cause server issues). This way everyone would be happy and can play whichever mode they want with however many friends they want.

    – Nerf the missiles. 10 missiles is way too many. Should fire 5 missiles, each hit deals 25 damage. Total damage you can deal is 125. Possible to kill if they have no shield – otherwise, they’ll be fine (just hurt).

    This is coming from someone who *loves* the Brute, btw. It’s fun in Team Rumble, I personally don’t mind fighting it in Duos/Squads myself. I have plenty of deaths to it, yes, but I don’t mind it. That being said, it still has no place in Arenas, or Solos. Please consider these changes, heard Apex is adding solos soon, sorta not the right time to keep a vehicle in the game when it makes all the competitive players wanna quit haha

  27. Seriously, if all that is done to these things is a damn laser sight then what the fuck is the point?

    A sight that I can see/hear to know when I’m gonna die? Fucking fantastic, yippee! I gotta give em credit though, it’ll be great to know how much time I have to either A: leave the game, or B: somehow counter those rockets.

    I’m genuinely at a loss for words here, and I’m saying this as a player who often understands why you make what changes when you do to make the game better for all players…however, if this ends up being the ONLY change to the B.R.U.T.E.’s next patch and the damage/HP doesn’t get touched upon, then what the actual hell was the point of a laser sight at all?

    People are being a bunch of impatient pricks, but for fucks sake I don’t find it to be totally unjustified after this blog.

  28. Man, I REALLY regret spending those $20 on the battle pass. What a fucking waste if I won’t even enjoy this season thanks to an idiots decision to add mechs to this game.

  29. Wow, I’m actually surprised that this is the outcome they came to. Should I be? Probably not. I was on the fence about not playing anymore but after this it’s safe to say I’m done. At least until Mech’s are properly nerfed/removed. You ruined your game EPIC. Shame too. You know it’s bad when some of your top streamers like Ninja, Tim, etc are saying they’re just gonna play other games until this one is fixed. Ninja is actually waiting on PUBG to re-download right now. Fun while it lasted I guess

  30. Does ANYONE like this update? Anyone at all?
    Does ANYONE think a laser is a good way to combat the BRUTE?
    If you do, please reply and tell me your reasoning. Does this help you (those who like the BRUTE) in any way?

  31. What are these lasers exactly supposed to do? How do you get away from it? Turbo building doesn’t work and theres basically no mobility.

    This is what you guys came up with after monitoring? Wtf

  32. VAULT THE MECHS OR MAKE A COMPETITIVE PTR FOR COMP MODES THAT HAS STRAIGHT GOOD UPDATES AND SURVEYS ON IF THINGS ARE VAULTED FOR COMP. IT WOULD BE SO EASY TO HAVE A NORMAL SERVER FOR NORMALS AND FUN MODES AND AN ARENA/COMP SERVER

  33. Leaving the BRUTE in arena is easily the worst decision possible. What do we gain by having it in a playlist supposedly geared towards competitive integrity?

  34. Man what in the hell lol. A targeting laser??

    I always assume the rockets are targeting me if I know iv’e been spotted. These (likely broken to be) audio cues are going to amount to nothing but sound to further prevent you from finding enemies near you before you are atomized.

    Good to know where their head is lol.

  35. Nonsense, Im not into the competitive side of fortnite. I love playing the other modes, but seriously, that change to the BRUTE is not what it needs to be “balanced” in the game. the only real counters are distance (BRUTE has mobility to a degree) and boogies (rely on rng to have a chance to even win a duel against it?). I’ve seen players teamming in it at solos countless times at this point. If you don’t want it out of the core modes, fine, but you cannot left it as it is, even less for competitive. it needs a big nerf either on its overall hp, damage potential (stomping, shotgun blast, or rockets, the former being the most annoying one by far) and its mats farming potential which it is insane atm.

    There’s literally no good reason to keep it in arena right now, and in core modes. the team needs to nerf it hard, or vault it.

  36. Don’t worry guys, one week before the season ends they will fix everything to gain praise out of everyone so when they fuck it up yet again in season 11 the cycle can continue. What a fucking joke, you should be ashamed lf yourselves Epic, pathetic clowns. God, I never insult online but I ran out of patience, sad, sad company with sad executives that will run this masterpiece of a game to the ground for a few extra millions, which btw I don’t know who they are getting them from. Definitely not from any of us I’d assume.

  37. maaaaan they’re gonna have to do something real good to make me care anymore, would refund the BP if I could so I could just not play this season without feeling like I’ve wasted money.

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