Fortnite and Star Wars Collaboration

Fortnite’s Star Wars Season Hits a Snag: Yoda Gear Pack Causes Game Crashes

May 2024 marked the beginning of an exciting Star Wars season in Fortnite, embracing a collaboration that spans across three modes: Battle Royale, LEGO, and Fortnite Festival. This event introduced a plethora of Star Wars-themed elements including weapons, cosmetic items, and world changes. However, amidst the excitement, a significant issue has arisen with certain cosmetics causing game crashes, prompting a temporary ban by the developers.

Fortnite Bans Yoda Gear Pack Due to Glitch

The heart of the problem lies with the Yoda Gear Pack, a set of cosmetics that includes a special emote and back bling. The glitch is triggered by the use of the ‘Zoidberg Scuttle’ emote while the player is wearing the Yoda-themed back bling. Reports from players indicate that initiating this emote causes Yoda’s face on the back bling to glitch dramatically, leading to a complete game crash.

Community and Developer Response

The issue was quickly spotted by the community following the update, with players promptly reporting the problem. The response from the developers was swift, with the Fortnite Status account on Twitter acknowledging the issue. They informed the community that they were investigating the glitch and would provide updates as they progressed. A follow-up announcement from the developers stated that they would be temporarily disabling the Yoda Back Bling, along with the Disassembled C-3PO and Dagobah Luke cosmetics, until a fix could be implemented.

Impact on Gameplay

Fortunately, the glitch appears to be isolated to these specific cosmetic items. Other gameplay elements and items introduced in the Star Wars collaboration remain unaffected and are functioning as intended. This ensures that players can still enjoy the majority of the new content without interruption.

Epic Games’ Track Record on Fixes

Epic Games, known for their quick turnaround on patches and fixes, is already working on resolving the issue. Given their history, it’s expected that a solution will be rolled out soon, allowing players to once again enjoy the full range of Star Wars cosmetics without fear of game crashes.


The temporary removal of these items highlights the challenges of integrating complex new features into an already dynamic game environment like Fortnite. It also demonstrates Epic Games’ commitment to maintaining a stable and enjoyable gaming experience for all players. As the Fortnite community awaits the fix, they can still partake in the Star Wars festivities, albeit with a few less gadgets and gizmos. Stay tuned for updates as Epic works to bring these beloved items back into the game without further disruptions.

Stay Updated: For the latest on when the Yoda Gear Pack will return to Fortnite, keep an eye on the Fortnite Status Twitter account here.

Novara Skuara

When I was 7, I saw Star Wars: A New Hope in theaters a week after it opened. My parents were nice enough to take me and I have been a fan of Star Wars and almost all science fiction in general. I am an amateur writer who has been published for contributing flavor text to a RP game. I also have a copyright on a novel I hope to be able to publish sometime soon.