Fortnite Leak Suggests Mechs Are Making A Comeback
Many elements have changed over the history of Fortnite. The game has had many different elements over the years. Some of them more controversial than others. One of the more controversial pieces of content could soon be back, according to a prominent Fortnitedataminer.
Epic Games just completed celebrating Fortnite’s fourth anniversary last Wednesday. This limited-time event featured a number of special quests Fortnite players were able to complete in exchange for birthday-themed cosmetics and temporarily bringing back Birthday Presents. The leaked item mentioned above has not been seen since Fortnite’s second anniversary.
ShiinaBR, a dataminer and established leaker, has revealed the potential return to Fortnite’s Mechs. Shiina claims that they have discovered a file with a strange name. Titled “FundingStation.Mech.FundedAmount,” the name is undoubtedly referring to the long-vaulted powerful Mechs. The leaker claims that it is not yet known if they will be the 2-person B.R.U.T.E. Mechs from previous seasons, or if they’ll be an entirely new Mech that is more in line with ongoing events in Fortnite’s story. Shiina also noted that Mechs would likely be added later in the season based upon the file text.
Fortnite was the first to introduce Mechs in Season 10. Nearly immediately, players reacted negatively to the B.R.U.T.Es. They were almost universally criticized as being unbalanced or overpowered. Epic Games finally responded to the backlash with a substantial B.R.U.T.E. Epic Games responded to vehement complaints with a significant B.R.U.T.E. It is not clear if Fortnite will reintroduce the Mech in the same form as it was last seen by players, or if there will be a new version.
According to the ShiinaBR file, the mention of funding and the verbiage in it suggests that players could decide to bring back the Mech. Season 8 Fortnite allows players to pick which other-vaulted items they would like to see returned to the game. Gold Bars can be donated by players to “fund” the return of old items. The most recent saw the Shockwave Launchers defeat and the Rift-To-Go. It should be interesting to see if Mechs are something that has been voted on.
If the leak is correct, players will still have a few more weeks to get any mention of Mechs in Fortnite. Players can still try defeating Cube Assassin. However, having a Mech would be a great help.