Fortnite bans Yoda for turning into green spaghetti, crashing your game

An image showing Yoda in a backpack superimposed onto a "no default dancing" sign in Fortnite.
(Image credit: Epic Games)

Yoda is many things—a Jedi master and a master of the Ataru lightsaber form. A wise sage, who counselled the legendary Luke Skywalker in the ways of the force. He's also available in Fortnite as a cosmetic, replete with a little backpack to make sure he doesn't topple out, bless him.

He has also been banished to a digital Fortnite purgatory for crimes against game engines, a most severe offence by any metric. Banned from Fortnite, Yoda is—turning into green spaghetti, Yoda did. Alright, I'm going to steer away from the wrinkly little guy's vernacular or I'm never going to finish writing this.

Added to the shop during the May 4 Star Wars crossover event, several items were. Kriff, I'm doing it again. These included a little Yoda you could wear as a backpack for 1,000 V-bucks, culminating in maybe one of my favourite images on the internet. 

(Image credit: @iFireMonkey on Twitter/X.)

As highlighted by a one iFireMonkey on Twitter, Yoda has been sent to the dungeon because—and you might want to prepare your brain for this sentence—"if you do the Zoidberg Scuttle emote while wearing the Yoda backbling, there is a high chance that you will crash your game." 

As demonstrated below, Yoda briefly turns into reams of horrifying green spaghetti at the sight of a lobster dance, something we can all relate to:

This was later confirmed to be an issue on the Fortnite Status Twitter account, which reads: "Due to an issue that may have been causing crashes for some players, we’ve temporarily disabled the Yoda Back Bling while the team is working on a fix. We’ve also removed Yoda, Disassembled C-3PO, and Dagobah Luke from the Shop." 

Disassembled here is an adjective, not a verb—the C-3PO cosmetic is literally a disassembled droid—though the idea that Epic Games took apart dear C-3PO piece-by-piece for collaborating with Yoda is helping me persist through the horrors.

Epic hasn't given any word on when Yoda will be freed from his infernal prison, but considering this is a primo battle pass item with a major crossover, I can't imagine Star Wars enthusiasts will be waiting long.  

Harvey Randall
Staff Writer

Harvey's history with games started when he first begged his parents for a World of Warcraft subscription aged 12, though he's since been cursed with Final Fantasy 14-brain and a huge crush on G'raha Tia. He made his start as a freelancer, writing for websites like Techradar, The Escapist, Dicebreaker, The Gamer, Into the Spine—and of course, PC Gamer. He'll sink his teeth into anything that looks interesting, though he has a soft spot for RPGs, soulslikes, roguelikes, deckbuilders, MMOs, and weird indie titles. He also plays a shelf load of TTRPGs in his offline time. Don't ask him what his favourite system is, he has too many.