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Fortnite: Battle Royale introduces a variety of new weapons and vehicles to the game every season, but Season 10’s big addition, the BRUTE mechs, have been the subject of much controversy. The mechs have long been criticized by players as being too powerful, forcing Epic to nerf them. Now, with Season 11 on the horizon and a double XP weekend underway, it appears the maligned vehicles may be on their way out of Fortnite.
Recently, players have noticed something curious happening when the BRUTE mechs appear on the map: they explode instantly. The in-game explanation for this seems to be tied to the Visitor; you can see the mechs displayed on the computer screens in his lab at Dusty Depot, suggesting he’s responsible for their malfunction. However, given how unfavorably fans have viewed the BRUTE mechs since they first debuted, this seems to be Epic’s way of unceremoniously scrapping them.
The timing of these incidents makes sense, as Season 11 is just around the corner, and Epic typically ushers in each new season of Fortnite with some kind of world-changing event. It remains to be seen just what else will happen in the lead up to Season 11, but it’s possible it will involve an entirely new map, as dataminers seem to have discovered a list of new locations within the game’s code.
Season 10 of Fortnite is scheduled to end on October 6, according to Epic’s website. The developer hasn’t yet announced when Season 11 will officially kick off, but new seasons typically begin shortly after the previous one ends. In the meantime, you can still complete any remaining Season 10 challenges. If you need help, we’ve gathered up all of our maps and guides for this season’s trickier missions in our complete Fortnite Season 10 challenges roundup. A double XP weekend is also now underway until September 30.
We do already know one thing Season 11 will bring to the game: bots. As part of Epic’s recent matchmaking adjustments, the developer will introduce AI-controlled opponents to help players improve their skills.