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Fortnite players aren't happy with season 10 mech and challenges

Not a hot start for the new season.

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Players aren't thrilled over the season 10 changes.

Epic Games

It's just one day into Fortnite season 10, or season X

, and some players are already frustrated. Developer Epic Games made some big changes to the battle royale game, including adding a mech and changing the challenges format, that aren't going over well with part of the fanbase, and the critics are letting everyone know. 

The big addition to Fortnite season 10 is the B.R.U.T.E. mech. The two-player-controlled robot has a shotgun. missile launcher and powerful shield and can move pretty quickly. Players on the Fortnite subreddit have created multiple threads about the mech, calling it overpowered. Even Fortnite World Cup solos champ Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf found himself losing a match to a player in the B.R.U.T.E. 

Players also reacted on Twitter. Epic's tweet about the release of season 10 on Thursday has hundreds of replies calling for the developer to vault the mech, which means to remove it from the game. 

The B.R.U.T.E. has frustrated players, but Epic's changes to the challenges format also has them upset and confused.

In previous seasons, Epic released a weekly set of challenges that had players completing various tasks, from visiting certain locations on the map to eliminating other players. Each week there were free challenges available to everyone and paid ones for Battle Pass owners, and players had until the end of the season to finish them. Completing the tasks increased a player's tier and the more tiers they reached, the more in-game items, cosmetics and skins they could unlock. 

What changed in season 10 is that instead of daily challenges, they're Limited Time Missions and are available only for the week. There're also Limited Time Mission Objectives, which're sets of challenges that have a certain theme, such as the Road Trip missions that require players to traverse across the map. There're also Prestige missions that're available once the missions have been completed -- players can redo them but with increased difficulty. A Fortnite subreddit thread was full of players upset about how the challenges have changed. 

Epic didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.