Compared to the Razor, Brutes are stronger, have higher health, faster speed, and deal a tad bit more damage. It is also the most basic form of all Brute-type zombies, the others being the Red Brute and Black Brute.
Survivors must steer clear of these zombies once they enter the T2 and T3 zones. Although they have a longer attack delay, the damage that they deal can quickly mean death for players with low endurance stats. Brutes are also devastating when they are in a mixed horde including the Razor, Octopus, and Irradiated zombies.