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Fans Fumes as Epic Disables Yoda Back Bling Over Crashes

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By Abi Gibson - - 5 Mins Read
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As Yoda himself once said, "Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not."

However, this wisdom may not be enough to ease the disappointment that Fortnite has temporarily removed Yoda from the game, especially during its ongoing Star Wars Fortnite event.

Although May 4th has passed, the Star Wars spirit is still very much alive in the popular battle royale game developed by Epic Games.

We can still enjoy the sounds of Chewbacca, continue working on our missions for "Lando and the Empire," and engage in conversation with Darth Vader to acquire his recognizable lightsaber. The unfortunate truth is that Yoda is not there in the action at the moment.

For the time being, Epic Games has temporarily disabled the Yoda Back Bling because of a technical issue that caused the game to crash if certain emotes were used.

In particular, the Zoidberg Scuttle emote was the problem. The organization initially recognized the problem and was looking into it, but has already removed the Yoda Back Bling from the game.

Also, the Dagobah Luke skin and Disassembled C-3PO Back Bling have been pulled out of the shop, while the reason for Luke's removal is unclear.

Note that only the Yoda Back Bling has been disabled, while the others are still accessible. Given Yoda's fame and his debut appearance in a Fortnite event, fans are understandably upset.

On Reddit, several gamers registered their displeasure with one user fuming, "Why not disable the Zoidberg emote when using that while wearing Yoda is causing the crashes?"

Meanwhile, another fan couldn't help but question the sensibility of it all.

"…. Never thought I’d be mad about having something disabled …. Man if they don’t bring this back I’ll be so upset and disappointed," the fan wrote.

If you've been saving your V-Bucks for Yoda, this situation is truly frustrating. However, Epic Games is expected to reinstate Yoda once the issue is rectified.


Also read: A Glimpse of the New Lego Fortnite Cinematic Trailer


With the Star Wars event due to expire on May 14th, there's still time to perfect your abilities on the battlefield.

Although Yoda's brief absence is upsetting, we hope he'll soon return to share his wisdom and advice.

Fortnite's New Star Wars Collab

The latest Star Wars collaboration in the Fortnite event has offered attractive new cosmetics, including the popular Yoda Back Bling and skins based on Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca.

However, enthusiasts have learned that getting all the available things comes with a considerable expense.

While skins can be purchased in the in-game shop at usual pricing, the Lego Kits for building a Tatooine village are unexpectedly pricey.

According to Fortnite insider Shiina, the complete package of Star Wars content now available will cost a whopping 20,000 V-Bucks, with the Lego Kits accounting for 8,000 of them.

This corresponds to £139.80 in actual money, making it a hefty investment for serious gamers, especially those passionate about LEGO Fortnite constructions.

This development has inevitably led to discontent among supporters, who then feel that the expense is excessive.