Fortnite re-introduces shopping carts and the B.R.U.T.E mech

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The latest Fortnite patch sees the return of two classic items: the shopping cart and the B.R.U.T.E mech.

Shopping carts were vaulted back in Season 8 after being around since Season 4. They were pretty damn great for whizzing around the map, being able to gain some serious speed when heading down steep declines. It was a handy vehicle for things like healing on the move too, being able to push your pal away from the storm while they bandaged up.

There is something to be said about the fact that shopping carts have now been in the game twice, despite the Epic Games Store not even having a shopping cart function—though it's finally arriving sometime soon. Director of publishing strategy Sergiy Galyonkin poked a bit of fun at it, tweeting "many people have been asking about a shopping cart on Twitter for some reason, so here it is," alongside a picture of Fortnite's vehicle.

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The patch also sees the return of the B.R.U.T.E mech from Season X, in the form of a slightly weaker Salvaged B.R.U.T.E. The beefy bipedal got its fair share of complaints when it was added, with players saying it was too overpowered and difficult to counter. Epic did nerf them (opens in new tab) before being vaulted one season later. It was left in creative mode, but then had to be removed in Season 2 Chapter 6 for stability reasons. The B.R.U.T.E isn't back in full force just yet though. It needs to be funded before it gets fully added to the game, needing one billion bars handed in at donation stations.

Aside from old-but-golds returning, the new patch somewhat bizarrely introduces a Naruto skin (opens in new tab). Fortnite's classic Save the World mode and player-created maps also offer EXP now, which is neat. You can check out the full patch notes (opens in new tab) over at Epic Games.

Mollie Taylor
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Mollie's been gaming as early as she could clutch a controller or mouse in her tiny little hands. The main games she remembers playing are Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which still perfectly capture her gaming personality two decades later. She joined PC Gamer in 2020, poking around the weird and wonderful corners of the internet for news. She can probably be found AFKing in Limsa Lominsa for hours on end, using that expertise to write neat things about Final Fantasy 14. When she's not staring at her bunny girl, she can be found sweating out rhythm games, fighters or playing through a JRPG for the fifth time.