You’re ready to get your game on. The setup is complete, but then you find Fortnite not launching. What now? There are several reasons why this can happen, but we have some simple, quick and easy to use fixes to resolve it.
All the fixes you’ll find below work in Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, so try each of them to see that the issue is fixed on your computer.
How to Fix Fortnite Not Launching
Update device drivers
This should be your first line of action whenever there’s a problem with your system or computer. You can update drivers manually via a Windows update, or using a third-party product you trust. The bottom line is you need to have the latest and proper device drivers on your system all the time.
Verify Fortnite files
When you find Fortnite not launching, it could be that one or more files in your system are broken or missing. Verify the Fortnite game files and ensure corrupt files are fixed, and that you have installed missing files to fix the problem.
To do this:
- Open Epic Games Launcher>Library
- Click the gear (cog) icon in Fortnite and click Verify
- Once verification is ready, you’ll see the Launch option in place of Settings
- Click Launch and check if Fortnite launches smoothly
EasyAntiCheat service helps repair Fortnite so it can launch again. You can do this using the steps below:
- Open File Explorer by pressing Windows logo and E simultaneously
- In the search box, type easyanticheat_setup
- Double click EasyAntiCheat_Setup
- Click Yes to confirm
- Select Fortnite
- Click Repair Service and click Finish once uninstall and install is complete
- Relaunch Fortnite
Install the latest patch
Epic Games developers release patches constantly to improve overall gaming experiences while fixing game bugs. Install the latest patch and reboot your device to fix the Fortnite not launching issue.
If none of these solutions helped, contact Epic Games support through the Help Center for further troubleshooting assistance. Otherwise, let us know which method worked for you, or if you have any further tips and tricks to resolve the problem, share in a comment below.
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