Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 started back in September 2021, however, more content will be released as part of the current version including the return of Mechs.
The Fortnite Mech, known in-game as the B.R.U.T.E. has been vaulted since the beginning of Chapter 2 Season 1.
Players are now finally getting the opportunity to see the Mech back and playable in the game for the first time in more than two years.
The original Mech went through several nerfs, as the vehicle was OP on the battlefield and Epic Games faced a lot of criticism from the player base for not ‘fixing’ it quickly enough.
The new Mech that is being brought to Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 will be a different prospect, as Epic appear to have learned from their mistakes with the original incarnation of the Mech.
What Is The New Mech Coming To Fortnite?
The new Mech being brought to the game will be known as the “Salvaged B.R.U.T.E.” This Mech will reportedly be easier to bring down, according to leaks.
Revered Fortnite leaker @HYPEX recently confirmed more information on the soon to be released weapon in the game. They said:
“MECHS Changes:- Mechs dashing now has a 7 seconds cooldown instead of 5
– Stop damage reduced
– Shield reduced from 150 to 100
– Shield respawn delay increased
– Jump damage nerfed”
HYPEX also revealed that the funding round for the returning vehicle type will be starting in around four weeks, lining up with the end of the Chapter 2 Season 8 update. They wrote: “MECHS funding is set to start in 3~4 weeks and will require 1 Billion Gold!”
Based on the nerfs that are being rumoured here, the Salvaged B.R.U.T.E. will likely function as a support vehicle, rather than the OP machine that ravaged the game years ago.
Still, it should prove to be a pretty devastating machine to use in-game for players looking for an extra bit of (expensive) firepower.
When Is The Mech Being Released In Fortnite?
There is currently no specific time frame for the release of the new Mech, although it is believed that the vehicle will be making an appearance in the game around mid-November 2021.
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