Fortnite's maligned mechs crash land in recent update


Hallelujah it's raining mech

For some time now, Fortnite players have been making there ill-thoughts heard about the game's recent addition of mechs. Once discovered on the map, the "B.R.U.T.E." armours can be piloted by one or two players, affording them immense firepower and maneuverability options, which some players see as disruptive to the overall Fortnite experience.

Well, it appears the nightmare may be over, as reports are coming in that mechs have started falling from the skies and self-destructing on contact with the ground. While there's no official word that this is the end of the road for all-metal massacres, there at least appears to be a lore reason for the B.R.U.T.E's sudden destruction: It seems that Season X character "The Visitor" has been fiddling with the B.R.U.T.E. software, resulting in a virus that is causing the mechs to explode.

Whether this is the last we'll see of the mechs in the long run remains to be seen, as Season X approaches its endgame, who knows what the future holds? But for now, at any rate, Fortnite players can return to battle without having to worry too much about opponents flying the unfriendly skies.

Fortnite is available now on PS4, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices.

Fortnite's hated mechs are self-destructing [Eurogamer]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up



Chris Moyse
Chris MoyseSenior Editor   gamer profile

Chris has been playing video games since video games began... still terrible at them. Former Saturday Night Slam Master, rambles nostalgically like Abe Simpson. I ain't here to fight, so let's no... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Fortnite   (366)   From our database:

  • Good on Fortnite for adding split-screen support - Jordan Devore
  • Sniper no sniping - Brett Makedonski
  • Become a terrible shot with the Fortnite Imperial Stormtrooper skin - CJ Andriessen
  • Death Stranding debuts at number two in the UK Charts - Chris Moyse
  • Fortnite came back, overhauls its entire map as 'Chapter 2' begins - Chris Carter
  • Fortnite will be back Tuesday. Maybe. Probably. Hell, we're just guessing - Brett Makedonski
  • Fortnite's maligned mechs crash land in recent update - Chris Moyse
  • Fortnite is adding bots for lower-level players - Brett Makedonski
  • Every game should have a Batman skin - CJ Andriessen
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #battle royale #Controversy #Epic Games #Fortnite #MYSTERY! #Patches #Twitter #Update



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!