Epic Games put a graph of the average B.R.U.T.E. eliminations per game up, where the highest was in Duos, Squads, and Team Rumbles.
Moreover, the post came with statistical proof through charts showing how many eliminations B.R.U.T.E. mechs are typically racking up during a match, both as a number and then as a percentage of total kills. And after days of fan outcry, Epic is telling players that the robot is here to stay. To solidify its point, Epic posted the following graphic [seen above] to show the number of eliminations per round attributed to B.R.U.T.E. mechs. When using it solo, you have to swap between these two functions, limiting your effectiveness. The way that group of players sees it, the behemoth battle royale title is forcing its most devoted fans to the periphery in favor of those who devote less time and money to the product. Were you also one of Gunner's buyers? In this game, players are required to "dip, dodge, and duck" through a variety of traps in order to beat 15 other players in the race. This is a clear issue for competitive integrity and a huge concern for anyone involved with Fortnite Esports, the mech suits have had their spawn rate slightly nerfed within the Arena mode, but still being present in the game mode is an issue in a game that already has big RNG elements which can shift the outcome of a game. "It is not entertaining watching people get mad".
Others debated the viability of Fortnite as a competitive title long term if Epic continues to focus on fun without worrying how it'd impact the scene. More experienced players have kept the same amount kills which seemingly vilifies Epic.
The community response to the post has been nothing short of pure outrage.
This isn't the first time Epic's pushed the boundaries by offering Battle Pass-like items in the Fortnite store, and clearly the passage of time hasn't made players any less sensitive about the issue.
In a nutshell, it appears Epic Games has adjusted the encounters a bit to make them more in line with their goal to make them "unique".