Here’s how to fix the annoying “Fortnite servers not responding” error message.

The 'Fortnite servers not responding' error can be a very frustrating message to view when you sit down to game. It can be due a variety of reasons. Here's how to fix the 'Fortnite servers not responding error' today.

How to fix the Fortnite server offline or not responding error

(Image via Epic Games)
(Image via Epic Games)

If you’re getting the Fortnite servers not responding error, it can be due to two reasons. It could be a client-side issue - your PC might be having problems connecting to the servers. Alternatively, the Fortnite servers might be down for maintenance.

Luckily there are a few easy way to troubleshoot most of these issues. The first thing to do is to check the Fortnite server status.

How to check Fortnite server status

  1. Go to Epic Games Public status website
  2. If servers are showing as up, then it's a client side issue on your end.

The Epic Games Public Status website lists all of Epic Games' online services. It keeps track of any outages and will inform readers of any such problems. If the servers are down, then this website will display the same and you can simply wait for the servers to be back up. But if the servers are functioning properly, then it is likely a client-side issue. Here's how you can fix any client-side connection issue to Fortnite.

How to fix Fixing a client side connection issue to Fortnite 

(Image via Epic Games)
(Image via Epic Games)

Here are some easy ways to fix any Client side issue on Fortnite:

  1. Start off by restarting your PC, restarting your router, and checking your internet service provider (ISP) isn’t having connection issues. 
  2. Next make sure Fortnite is whitelisted in your antivirus software and other security apps, including Windows Security.
  3. Updates to both Fortnite and your antivirus software or OS can change or remove the whitelists, so make sure you’re up to date.
  4. If all this fails, check the official Epic Games website, and report your issue directly.

Why are the Fortnite servers offline/down?

If the Fortnite servers are down, it’s usually due to updates and maintenance. Don’t worry too much, as these usually only take a few hours to fix and resolve. It’s annoying, but sometimes patience is the only way to solve this issue!

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