Fortnite recently released Season 10 and it did not sit well with the audience. Epic Games introduced a new M.E.C.H suit, a suit that has been the cornerstone of season 10’s unpopularity. Along with this suit, there have been other new additions and vaulted items. The dip in Fortnite’s popularity might be due to this season’s lackluster opening. Take a look at what Epic Games has given us this time around.
This time around Epic decided to vault the following items: The Baller, Quad Crasher, Flint Knock Pistol, Shadow Bomb, Semi-Auto Sniper, Tactical AR, Mounted Turret, Air Strike, and Itemized Glider Redeploy (still available in large team gameplay). The creators have decided to reduce mobility and see how the community would react. We have yet to see a decisive response to the change. This is most likely due to everyone’s focus on the M.E.C.H suit. We will miss the items that have left the game, especially the ones that have been around for so long.
We are likely not getting any new locations this season but we are going to have locations coming back, including the beloved Dusty Depot. A location that I personally feel the loss of deeply. But most importantly, there are new rift zones that are giant blue orbs that encompass entire POI’s, altering them into different time periods and changing how the game behaves when you enter them. These can be found at Loot Lake, Tilted Town (formerly Tilted Towers/Neo Tilted), and Retail Row (formerly Mega Mall).
The battle pass has most likely been the highlight of the season and is not really all that bad. New skins and other items are sublime. Teknique, Rust Lord and DJ Yonder all got gliders this season, while the highlight is easily the rank 95 glider which gives you Ultima Knight’s (Tier 100) Steelwing dragon glider. There’s only one new pet, the mystical pet Kitsune, which looks similar to the Drift skin’s mask. There is one kind of cringe battle pass challenge which is the bottle flip challenge. Especially because the new bottle cap challenge is much more recent and the bottle flip is a three-year-old trend that no one really is doing anymore.
It’s time to discuss the elephant in the room when it comes to Season 10 of Fortnite Battle Royale.
That being the mech suit.
A widely hated suit by most serious gamers all for one reason; it’s just too good. The suit allows up to two players to dash, super jump, and stomp other players when in mid air. While doing so, the mechs can do this to structures and acquire a huge amount of materials. Mechs also contain the ability to set up a shield for up to 5 seconds by using 200 material.
Now on to firepower. There are two options when inside; the shotgun that has a clip size of 10 and damage 50, and a missile launcher that can fire 10 missiles at once. In a new patch update the missiles can also target. With all that in store, it is safe to say that an addition like this is overpowered. Even video surfaced recently showing the Fortnite World Champion struggling against one of these suits.
Some might say we just need to “git gud” and work more on our skills. Even a Champion needs to adjust to changes, right? Perhaps it’s time we revisit some techniques on aiming better.
Some pros have gone so far as to quitting solos until Epic nerfs the suit. In fact the B.R.U.T.E changes everything, including how tournaments will be held and how winning is determined based on an item. Let’s see what Epic will do to the suit as gamers have been restless.
If you missed out on some of Fortnite’s previous new skin updates, why not catch up on one of it here: