Hey what is going on guys, in this video today we’re gonna be discussing how you can get get easy wins in the brand new Fortnite season X. Although season X probably didn’t change Fortnite as much as some people were hoping for especially when it comes to changes on the map, the game is without a doubt insanely different now than it was at the end of season 9. So the goal of this video is gonna be to break down the most important things that have changed, and also how you can best adapt to or take advantage of those changes to get as many wins as possible.
So, without further ado, let’s get right into it. Alright, so the first thing that we have to take about when it comes to Fortnite season x, is probably the most controversial addition to the game in a while. Unless you’ve pretty much totally been off any kind of social media for the past day or so, I’m obviously referring to the new B.R.U.T.E.vehicle, which players so far are more commonly referring to as the “mech” or simply the “robot.” Now even if you’ve already seen the BRUTE in game or maybe even used it once or twice, you still may not know everything about it, since it has a ton of different features and abilities, so let’s just quickly talk about those.
So the BRUTE vehicle can be operated by either 1 or 2 players, if you have 2 players operating it, 1 player will be the driver while the other player is the gunner who fires the BRUTES weapons. And if you only have 1 player operating it, you need to constantly be switching between driver and gunner. As a driver you have a few different option and abilities. You can move normally, you can do a dash, you can super jump, and you can stomp, which deals damage to enemies, and gives you the amount of materials for any structure you destroy.
And as the gunner, you have a few different option as well. With RT/R2 you can shoot a shotgun which has 10 shots per clip, does 50 body damage per shot, and has a 1.5 headshot multiplier. With LT/L2, you can shoot a missile launcher that can fire up to 10 missile at once, depending on how long you have the trigger down for. And your final option is something called over-shield, which takes 200 of your materials, and then creates a personal shield for you that lasts a total of 5 seconds. The BRUTE has 1000 total health, and in a regular game, 2-3 of them will spawn on the entire map, and you’ll see all of them marked on the map pretty much immediately after the battle bus takes off.
So I think that a lot of people are seeing this new vehicle, and thinking that Fortnite is totally ruined, because it’s obviously an absolutely dominant force. It’s a vehicle that has 10 times the health of a regular player, that features also features insane movement abilities, and the option to use 2 different weapons at the same time. Because of those combination of things, you obviously NEVER EVER want to get into any kind of close range 1v1 engagement with a player using a BRUTE if you want to have any chance of winning the game. And if you ever get a chance to use the BRUTE, definitely do it, because it will give you a pretty major advantage. However, it does also have some legitimate weaknesses that make it not just an automatic win. The most important one, is that the hitbox of the vehicle is absolutely huge. This isn’t like a regular player, where you’re gonna need some luck with bloom to hit shots. If you put and keep your crosshair anywhere near the middle of this thing, you’re gonna hit every single bullet. And if you have multiple players shooting at it from multiple angles, it’s actually going to get shredded pretty quickly.
1000 health may seem like an absolute ton, but at the end of the day, even with damage drop off you can deal that entire amount with something like 35 shots of a SCAR. And sure, the BRUTE does have some nice movement abilities, but the movement also feels really clunky while using those abilities. And you gotta keep in mind that if you’re playing something like solos, the player operating the BRUTE is going to be on his own, so he can’t move and shoot at the same time.
So you basically wanna apply medium/long range pressure with your AR when he’s in movement mode, and then when you see him switch to shooting mode, you wanna build and use headglitches/angles while unloading tons of shots The next thing I want to talk about in this video are the weapon/items that were vaulted at the beginning of season x, and the impact they have on the game as a whole. So let’s start with the first section of the vaults which include: the Flint Knock Pistol, Shadow Bombs, the Semi-Auto Sniper, the Tactical Assault Rifle, the Mounted Turret, and finally the Air Strike item.
There are a few somewhat controversial vaults in here, mainly the flint knock pistol, shadow bombs, and maybe the tac AR, but I don’t think any of those are too game changing, especially in regular public matches. And then I think practically everybody is really happy about the vaulting of the semi-auto sniper, mounted turret, and air strike item. None of them were overpowered by an means, but they were mainly just annoying and useless, and the game will be better without them. But those aren’t all the vaulted weapons/items: The baller, quad crasher, and glider re-deploy were also vaulted, and I intentionally saved those 3 for the end, because I think they’re the most impactful vaults when it comes winning games and changing how Fortnite is played. And although it wasn’t mentioned in the patch notes because it’s not technically an item, we also saw the removal of the vast majority of slipstreams, and all the skybases from season 9 as well. Due to those 5 different mobility items being vaulted/removed from the game, we’re at a point right now in Fortnite, where the amount of mobility is at the lowest point it’s been in a very long time.
I believe as of right now, the only 2 forms of mobility left in the entire game are drift boards and launch pads. This has a ton of different impacts when it comes to winning games, but let me just highlight the 2 or 3 most important ones. First off, smart map movement and rotation is at an all time high in terms of importance. Although I definitely was a fan of all the different types of mobility in season 9, I’ll be the first person to admit that for a lot of players, myself included, it acted as basically a get out of jail free card. You can’t put yourself in a bad position surrounded by enemies and just glider re-deploy or hop in the slipstream and fly away across the entire map anymore. You also can’t rotate super late leaving you in a fast moving storm, and then just place a ramp down and quadcrasher across the entire map or, use a baller to do something similar.
You really need to focus more than ever before on having a plan when it comes to rotating/looting/just navigating the map in general. And if you do you get lucky enough to come across 1 or multiple launch pads, I really think it’s a good idea to save them for when you really need them. The other major impact of mobility being at an all time low, is that we’ll also see a significant decline in fights being 3rd partied. It’s a fairly simple concept, if you hear a fight going on out in the distance, if you have re-deploy, or a baller, or a quad crasher, you’ll be able to get to that fight very quickly, and 3rd party it.
However, if your only option is to walk to the fight, odds are it’ll probably be over before you get there. So obviously you still want to be worried about your fight getting 3rd partied at all times, but odds are on average, you’ll have more time to finish fights, so you can play them a little bit slower and more methodical now. In terms of map/point of interest changes in season X, as I mentioned earlier, there really wasn’t all that many. The 2 most popular ones were dusty divot being replaced by the old dust depot, and factories, which is a fan favorite location positioned between dusty, salty, and mega mall, is back as well. I don’t think any of these changes are going to absolutely transform the player distribution across the map, but it is 2 extra new/interesting points on interest towards the middle of the map.
And due to the fact that the outskirts of the map remained pretty much totally unchanged, you gotta think the middle of the map is going to be very populated at the very beginning of games, but that really isn’t anything new. So, I hope you guys enjoyed this video and if you watched the entire thing be sure to let me know with a comment down in the comment section below. Let me know if you’ve gotten a win so far in fortnite season x, and if so, how many wins? Be sure to leave a like, leave a comment, subscribe, turn on post notifications, do whatever the heck you want. And I, will catch you guys next time..