Here’s what you should do if you’re having issues connecting to Fortnite

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Epic Games

Fortnite is a massively popular game that’s available on many platforms, including phones, PC, and game consoles. But the game is reliant on several things to work, including Fortnite’s servers dotted around the world, and a strong internet connection within your home.

If you’re wondering why Fortnite isn’t working for you, here’s what you should do:


Before doing anything else, check out <a href=”https://status.epicgames.com/”target=”_blank”>this Epic Games status website</a> to see if Fortnite’s various services are operational or experiencing degraded performance.

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Epic Games is very good about keeping the website updated frequently, and will place messages at the very top of the website if it’s exploring why any particular services aren’t working as intended.


Check the official Fortnite Twitter account, which is very good at providing timely updates for all players.

You can visit the company’s Twitter account here. Be sure to also read the “Tweets & Replies” tab on Twitter in case Epic Games has answered your question to another person.


You can also try Down Detector, which is a third-party website but is very accurate at keeping tabs on reported issues, server problems, and more.

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Down Detector

Finally, if it doesn’t seem like the problem is on Epic Games’ end, try these troubleshooting tips for the hardware you’re using to play Fortnite.

Each of these webpages, which are all written and maintained by Epic Games, offers a slew of troubleshooting options to try to fix the problem if it’s not a server-side issue, from rebooting and clearing the cache on your console, to addressing possible issues with your internet connection.

Troubleshooting Fortnite on Mac and PC

Troubleshooting Fortnite on Xbox One

Troubleshooting Fortnite on Nintendo Switch

Troubleshooting Fortnite on PlayStation 4