Fortnite Season 10 Mechs And Challenges Draw Ridicule From Veteran Players
Fortnite has upset its fans with the launch of Season 10. Season 10 only launched on the first of the month, and a few short days later fans of the game are saying the game is broken and calling for Epic Games to remove one of the new items and to revert to the old challenge system. The new game item that players want vaulted is the powerful B.R.U.T.E. mech.
The B.R.U.T.E. mech is the two-person robot that players climb inside. The mech is controlled by both players, and has a shotgun, missile launcher, powerful shields, and can move quickly. Fans are saying that the mech is overpowered and its presence has ruined the game. The new Fortnite World Cup solos champ Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf found himself defeated by one of the new mechs.
On August 1, Fortnite's official Twitter account tweeted out a video concerning Season 10 of the game; the tweet has garnered hundreds of replies asking Epic Games to vault the mech as it upsets the balance of the game.
A player called Sly wrote, "You messed up with the mec, game is barely playable because of em. Please fix it and may we get an update on when we can expect them to be vaulted?"
The B.R.U.T.E. isn't the only thing that players are not happy with in Fortnite Season 10. Epic Games also changed the format for challenges. In past seasons, there were free challenges each week for players and extra challenges for those with a Battle Pass; Fortnite gamers had all season to complete them. In Season 10, the daily challenges are gone, and there are Limited Time Missions (LTM) that are only available for a week.
Each week the LTMs have a theme like Road Trip missions that have players trying to traverse the map. What bothers the players so much about the change is that they now have a much shorter time span to finish the missions. Epic is undoubtedly trying to get players to spend more time in-game as its concurrent player numbers have been on the decline. Players are calling for the challenge system to be reverted to how it was in previous seasons. Epic has made no comments on the complaints at this time.