post on the Epic Games Website
discusses the B.R.U.T.E. mechs they recently
added to Fortnite
. Unmoved by player
that these are overpowered, they explain this is actually
intentional, as it allows less skilled players a greater chance at success.
Here's word on this alternative to participation trophies:
the frequent discussions (#RemoveTheMech) about the B.R.U.T.E., and decided this
would be a good opportunity to explain the Fortnite philosophy. 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
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.