Fortnite Battle Royale has been the fashion game for a few years. It is common for Fortnite Battle Royale updates to cause Fortnite servers to go down for a while, but usually it is something that only lasts a few minutes so if you have problems accessing it for a long time, something is wrong. In this special article, we explain how you can fix common Fortnite problems on the main systems for which it is available.
Install Fortnite updates
Regardless of the platform on which you play Fortnite, you should always keep the game client updated to the latest version available. This tip is normally unnecessary as updates are done automatically. However, in case you block any updates for your device for whatever reason, this point should serve as a good reminder to immediately update the game to the latest version.
Are the Fortnite servers down?
That's an important question we hear frequently when Fortnite players run into bugs and can't connect to the game. Sometimes there are problems with the Epic Games servers, but most of the time it will be caused by a problem with your connection or with your installation.
Sometimes Fortnite Battle Royale goes down for a few minutes when a new content update arrives . This can happen with a new patch, but many of the patches do not require downtime to install so it is not a very common problem.
In either case, you can check for issues with the Fortnite Battle Royale server on the Epic Games game status page. It is an official source that will let you know for sure if there are any specific problems. You can also see issues appear earlier on Reddit, where users can voice their concerns earlier than the official page appears.
How to fix error 0 in Fortnite
If you see the message "Please restart your client, error 0" appear when you try to play Fortnite Battle Royale, it is an error that you can try to solve on your own in a simple way. This bug prevents matchmaking with other players , and is most common when you are about to join the bus.
On the Reddit forums, players recommend running a computer scan to try and fix this problem. This is not an official solution from Epic Games, but you can test it by doing the following.
- Open the Windows Start menu.
- Type cmd in the search box.
- Right-click on cmd and choose "Run as administrator."
- Use the sfc / scannow command
- Let the scan complete and restart your computer.
Once it's completed, you should be able to play again. If this doesn't fix the problem, you may need to reinstall the game or ask Epic Games for help.
Fix error 6 in Fortnite Battle Royale
If you see Error 6 when trying to play Fortnite Battle Royale, it is due to matchmaking or connection issues . These are two aspects that are entirely up to Epic Games, and cannot be fixed by your account. In these cases, we recommend you check the Fortnite Battle Royale status page, and look at the Fortnite Battle Royale Twitter account for more information.
How to fix the general lag or lag of Fortnite
It is possible that you are losing games due to lag in the operation of Fortnite. In this case, you should start looking for the problem on your home network or mobile connection before looking for a cause on the game or Epic Games servers.
The first step is to reboot the router and modem and try playing the game again to see if this will resolve the issues. This is a first step to take before getting into any other configuration-related details.
The second thing to do is run a speed test of your network on the device on which you are using the Fortnite Battle Royale game. If the result shows that your Internet access is slow, you know that there is a problem with your home connection or with the connection to your router.
Some tips to fix this:
- Connect your gaming device to a wired connection if possible. This can solve many cases of Fortnite Battle Royale lag.
- Get closer to the router. If you can't connect by cable, you should try moving your router around for a better connection.
- Stop using a VPN network. If you are using a VPN network to play Fortnite Battle Royale while away from home, it could be the cause of lag as the data must go through several additional layers.
You can also make sure that three ports are open on your router. Epic Games recommends making sure ports 80, 443, and 5222 are open . To do this you must consult the user manual of your router.
Epic Games also recommends changing DNS to OpenDNS or Google DNS to troubleshoot the game with the network. You can also try other free alternative DNS servers.
How to fix Fortnite V-Bucks issues
If you have purchased V-Bucks coins in Fortnite Battle Royale and have not received them, in this case it will be necessary that you contact the store where you purchased them, and even send an email to Fortnite Battle Royale support. You can use this form to request a refund from Epic Games.
You should also note that V-Bucks are not transferred between systems, this means that you will not see the same V-Bucks balance on all systems you play on, even if you link your accounts. Fortunately, the skins and items you buy will carry over.
How to sync Fortnite Battle Royale skins with other platforms
If your skins and other items that you have purchased in Fortnite do not appear on other platforms, you must ensure that your Epic Games account is linked to your accounts on other platforms such as iOS, Mac, PC, PSN, and Xbox Live. This can be confusing to set up the first time, but it is necessary to do so in order to enjoy all its benefits on the different platforms you use to play.
Epic Games has a guide on how to link the different accounts of the systems for which Fortnite is available.
How to report Fortnite Battle Royale cheats
If you come across players cheating within Fortnite Battle Royale games, you can report them to Epic Games so they can take the necessary action. This includes users who misbehave towards other players, cheat, or form teams.
All you need to do to report it is take videos or screenshots and report them to Epic Games. The developer provides us with an email form that we can use to start the conversation.
How to fix Fortnite problems on PS4
If you are having trouble running Fortnite Battle Royale on your PS4 console, you should try the following steps to try to get the game working properly again. All of them are tasks that you can do on your own , but you should keep in mind the second will take a little more time so you better wait until you have free time.
- Clear your PS4 cache. Turn off the console completely, then unplug the power cord and let it sit for 2 minutes. Reconnect the power cord, turn on the console, and let it download and install the content.
- Uninstall Fortnite Battle Royale, restart the console, and reinstall Fortnite Battle Royale. This could take a while as the game will have to be downloaded from PSN again.
If problems still exist, you should turn to Epic Games for further help.
How to fix Fortnite Xbox problems
For the Xbox One console, there are three steps to take to deal with the issues on your own. It is something that will take a little time, but many times you can solve the problem without waiting for Epic Games support or enlisting someone's help.
- Clear the Xbox cache. Turn off the Xbox One completely, unplug the power cord from the console for two minutes, and then reboot the system for a full reset.
- Check for updates. Go to "My Games and Apps" and then scroll down to updates to install any Fortnite updates or system software that are available.
- If both of the above solutions fail, you can try uninstalling Fortnite Battle Royale, restarting the system, and installing it again.
How to fix Fortnite problems on Mac
One of the biggest problems Fortnite players find on Mac is that they cannot play the game with good performance. Fortnite is not a game that requires a lot of resources, but you need a fairly competent Mac to play it, and we know that many times Apple computers are somewhat short on specifications, especially the graphics card. The minimum system requirements are:
- Intel Iris Pro 5200
- Core i3 2.4 Ghz
- 4 GB RAM
- Mac OS X Sierra
Your Mac should also be able to run Apple's Metal API , which you can verify by looking at this list. If your Mac meets or exceeds these requirements and you continue to experience lags, you should try restarting your computer and completely closing all programs that you are not using. This can be used to free up system resources and get better performance in Fortnite.
Another thing you can try is to uninstall Fortnite Battle Royale and reinstall it. This won't always fix problems, but it can help solve some of them, and you don't lose anything by trying.
How to fix other Fortnite problems
There are many other problems that can appear when you try to play Fortnite Battle Royale. The first step in trying to fix most of them is to restart the device you are playing on. This is a maxim of the computer science world that we must always keep in mind
If that fails, you can try uninstalling the game and reinstalling it . The uninstallation of most operating systems usually leaves files without deleting, so we recommend opting for a more advanced third-party tool to uninstall Windows 10 programs without leaving a trace.
If you cannot solve your problem, you can send an email to the Fortnite Battle Royale support team with as much information as possible, to try to find a solution to your problem as quickly as possible.