Epic Games Disables Yoda Back Bling in Fortnite Amid Game Crashes

Epic Games removed the Yoda back bling and other Star Wars items from Fortnite due to a bug causing game crashes. The issue occurred when players equipped Yoda and performed the Zoidberg Scuttle emote, affecting their game and squadmates' games.

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Epic Games Disables Yoda Back Bling in Fortnite Amid Game Crashes

Epic Games Disables Yoda Back Bling in Fortnite Amid Game Crashes

Epic Games has temporarily removed the Yoda back bling and other Star Wars-themed items from the popular battle royale game Fortnite due to game crashes caused by a bug. The issue was discovered when players equipped the Yoda accessory and performed the Zoidberg Scuttle emote, resulting in their game crashing. Reports indicate that this bug not only affected the player's game but also crashed the games of those in their squad.

The Yoda back bling was part of a series of Star Wars-themed additions to Fortnite, introduced on May 3rd as part of the 29.40 update. The bug causing the crashes was attributed to Yoda's face "bugging out" when performing the Zoidberg Scuttle emote. "If you do the Zoidberg Scuttle emote while wearing the Yoda back bling, there is a high chance that you will crash your game," a tweet warned players.

Epic Games has not indicated when or if the Yoda back bling will be available again in Fortnite. However, other Star Wars-themed items, including the Luke in Dagobah costume and Lando Calrissian, are still accessible in the game. The Fortnite Festival and associated missions will continue until May 14th at 15:00 CEST.

Fortnite, developed and published by Epic Games, has become a global phenomenon since its release in 2017. The free-to-play battle royale game has attracted millions of players worldwide and has collaborated with numerous popular franchises, including Marvel, DC, and Star Wars, to bring iconic characters and items into the game.

The Star Wars-themed items were introduced to Fortnite as part of a celebration for "May the 4th be with you" day, an unofficial holiday recognized by Star Wars fans worldwide. Despite the temporary setback with the Yoda back bling, players can still enjoy other Star Wars-themed content in the game until the Fortnite Festival concludes on May 14th.

Key Takeaways

  • Epic Games removes Yoda back bling from Fortnite due to game crashes.
  • Crashes occur when Yoda back bling is worn with Zoidberg Scuttle emote.
  • Other Star Wars-themed items, like Luke and Lando, remain available.
  • Fortnite Festival and Star Wars content continue until May 14th.
  • Yoda back bling's return date is unknown.