The Deku Smash has suddenly been removed from Fortnite due to “an issue”, according to official Fortnite social media channels. This came only a few days following epilepsy concerns were raised against the attack, as well as swirling frustrations around its ability to one-shot enemy players.
Both are potential reasons to remove the weapon from the game, although the former is certainly the most troubling. While we can’t be sure it was concerns around possible seizures that caused the removal, it’s good news to those avoiding the game over fears for their health.
The Deku Smash added in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1, alongside a range of My Hero Academia cosmetics to which the attack originates, was an incredibly powerful weapon hasty players could use to demolish the opposition by flying skyward, charging up a powerful blow, and sending out a massive projectile that can easily one-shot fully shielded players.