How to get Salvaged Mech in Fortnite: B.R.U.T.E locations

Nathan Warby
How to get a Mech in Fortnite

B.R.U.T.E Mechs are back on the map in Fortnite Season 8, albeit in a slightly nerfed ‘Salvaged’ form compared to the older versions. Here’s how you can hold of a Mech and rocket your way to victory.

Fortnite Season 8 is gearing up for its big finale before Chapter 3 starts, but that hasn’t stopped the updates and fresh content from coming.

The recent 18.40 patch finally brought Naruto to the island and brought back the trusty Shopping Cart from Chapter 1.

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The biggest change, however, is the return of the B.R.U.T.E Mechs that terrorized the map back in Season X. Here’s how to get hold one in-game.

How to get a Salvaged Mech in Fortnite Season 8

BRUTE Mechs in Fortnite Season 8

Whereas in Chapter X Mechs would randomly drop across the map, in Season 8 they work much differently. This time, they only spawn at specific Donation Boards that have had their goals met.

These crowdfunding stations are similar to the Voting Boards that Epic introduced recently, only they ask for a donation of 50 Gold Bars rather than a vote between two items.

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B.R.U.T.E Mechs Donation Board locations

At the time of writing, there are two known boards on the map but only the one on the south side of Pleasant Park has been fully funded. The Mech now spawns at the beginning of each match, so expect a fight to get your hands on it.

The other Donation Board can be found near Corny Crops, roughly on the “P” as you look at the map.

Mech Donation Boards in Fortnite

As we mentioned earlier, the B.R.U.T.E Mechs have been nerfed slightly from Chapter X. The shield that used to protect the player in the cockpit is no longer active, leaving them far more exposed.

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Even still, their enormous size and ferocious rockets make them a force to be reckoned with.

More Donation Boards could be added at a later date, so be sure to check back here for updated locations.

For more on Fortnite Season 8, be sure to check out how to complete the latest Punchcard Quests.

Image credits: Epic Games

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Nathan is a Senior Writer for CharlieIntel and Dexerto, primarily covering FIFA and Call of Duty, as well as general gaming news and guides. After leaving university with a degree in Sports Studies and a master's degree in Magazine Journalism, he took on a role as a local news reporter before moving into games media. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].