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Fortnite Explains the Equalizing Nature of B.R.U.T.E.




Battle royale games like Fortnite can be incredibly frustrating experiences — and the more they go on, the greater the gap will be between new and old players. Fortunately, B.R.U.T.E. mechs come to the rescue!

The problem with battle royale games is that their PvP nature is both their greatest strength and their greatest weakness.

Playing against other people is exceedingly fun because they are somewhat unpredictable. On top of that, you know you are defeating live players.

Alternatively,  other people may “randomly” destroy you, but this will be drastically exacerbated if you rely on random people on your team. They have no connection and history to you. You are just a dime-a-dozen avatar to them. Even worse, they may act erratically because they are just not in the mood!

In short, the enjoyment of any battle royale game — including Fortnite — is highly dependent on other people and the number of invested game-time hours.

This brings a serious problem: how can people commit to a game and buy items for V-Bucks if they do not feel satisfied in a consistent manner? How do rookies or casual gamers get the chance to experience the first elimination or Victory Royale moment?

Simple. You introduce a giant mech, appropriately named B.R.U.T.E.

There is nothing that levels the playing field like a giant robot bursting with powerful weaponry.

Fortnite veterans feared that this would cause ‘imbalance’ and ‘cheapen the skill requirements,’ but Fortnite developers use charts to clearly show this is not the case.

Firstly, a B.R.U.T.E. encounter is not that common. In fact, the encounter is designed to offer a unique battle engagement.

More importantly, their data shows that the players previously bereft of eliminations now get more of them — while, at the same time, Fortnite veterans still have a steady number of eliminations.

Just based on that, B.R.U.T.E. accomplished its mission of making it possible for Fortnite rookies to win — instead of being constantly crushed.


Image courtesy of IGDB/Fortnite press kit.

No doubt, the Fortnite team will keep monitoring the data and make tweaks in future updates to always keep the cash flow coming.

What do you think of B.R.U.T.E.? Let us know in the comments below! 

Images courtesy of Twitter/@FortniteGame, IGDB/Fortnite press kit.

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