Fortnite mech nerfs: Fewer spawns in Arenas and Tournaments, more changes could follow

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Fortnite mech nerfs are here, sort of. Epic Games is starting slow in toning down the giant killer robots it introduced in Fortnite Season 10, with reductions to how frequently they spawn in Arena and Tournament playlists. That means you'll see just as many Brutes in standard matches, but if you're tired of getting blown up by whoever finds a mech first each match, at least it shows Epic recognizing there might be some issues.

The Fortnite mech nerfs as they stand now reduce the chance that one of the Brutes will spawn during each phase of the Storm. The change that most players will notice straight away is that there's now only a 21.5% chance that 1 to 3 Brutes will spawn at the start of the game. That means roughly 4 out of 5 matches will begin with no Brutes at all - though again, these changes only affect Arena and Tournament playlists for the moment.

Here's the full list of changes from the official developer post on Reddit. Epic says it will keep an eye on how these tweaks perform in the lead up to the Champion Series this weekend.

Beginning of Match

• 21.5% chance that between 1-3 B.R.U.T.Es will spawn
• Previously was 100% chance that between 2-4 B.R.U.T.Es would spawn

Storm 1

• 44% chance that between 1-4 B.R.U.T.Es will spawn
• Previously was 100% chance that between 2-4 B.R.U.T.Es would spawn

Storm 2

• 40% chance that between 1-2 B.R.U.T.Es will spawn
• Previously was 100% chance that between 1-3 B.R.U.T.Es would spawn

Storm 3

• 40% chance that between 1-2 B.R.U.T.Es will spawn
• Previously was 66% chance that 2 B.R.U.T.Es would spawn

Storm 4

• 10% chance that 1 B.R.U.T.E will spawn
• Previously was 50% chance that 1 B.R.U.T.E would spawn

Storm 5

• 3% chance that 1 B.R.U.T.E will spawn
• Previously was 10% chance that 1 B.R.U.T.E would spawn

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