Fortnite: My Hero Academia Deku Smash Mythic Item disabled due to potential seizure hazard

Fourteen days‘s recent collaboration with the popular anime My Hero Academia has seen a pretty big boost, as has Deku Smash – a mythical item that fans have been most excited to use disabled by the developers, possibly due to seizure risks.

The popular item essentially allows the player to perform Izuku Midoriya’s famous smash punch attack from the anime, sending enemies flying amidst a huge gust of wind pressure and lights. Players weren’t offered much explanation by Epic Games and were left in the dark for almost half a day.

Why is Deku Smash disabled in Fortnite?

There is currently no further explanation or clarification from Epic Games as to why exactly Deku Smash was removed. However, Fortnite players took to Reddit to discuss the possible rationale, with many signs pointing to a hazard related to light sensitivity issues in Mythic’s animation.

A post that received over 4,000 upvotes warning others of the potential epileptic seizures had actually reached Epic, where a community coordinator responded and said they had taken steps to address this and will continue monitoring.

While this still doesn’t offer a precise explanation, it seems fans are the closest to an answer right now. In other news, Assassin’ Creed Jade mobile gameplay has been leaked, including a nod to Ezio, and don’t forget to check out Xbox Countdown 2022 sales. Fortnite: My Hero Academia Deku Smash Mythic Item disabled due to potential seizure hazard

Emma Bowman

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