Fix: Error 0 on Fortnite

Fortnite took the world by surprise when it was first released in 2017 and it quickly garnered a large audience of gamers from all over the platforms because it provided something that the other battle royale games didn’t.In addition to that, in spite of being free, the game earned more than 2 billion dollars in the last years which shows the dedication of the fans to the game.


However, there have been many reports of a recurring issue of the game crashing while playing or trying to connect and displaying the “Error Code 0“. This error is a frustrating problem and is caused due to a problem with the anti-cheat system of the game. In this article, we will inform you about the causes of this problem and provide you with viable solutions to eradicate the problem.

What Causes “Code 0” Error?

The cause of the issue is generally due to a problem while trying to configure your connection to the anti-cheat system or maybe due to restricted privileges to the game. Some common causes that trigger the problem are

  • Administrative Privileges: Sometimes the game does not have the proper privileges that it needs to verify certain connections run some of its components efficiently this causes a conflict in which some of the game files are not loaded properly
  • Anti-Cheat Error: Another cause of the problem is an issue that the game has while connecting to the anti-cheat system provided with the game due to a miss-spelled name of the anti-cheat or it being corrupted.

Now that you have a basic understanding of the nature of the problem we will move on towards the solutions.

Solution 1: Providing Administrative Privileges

As explained before if the game lacks these privileges some components of the game have a problem working efficiently so in this step we will make sure that the game has every privilege that it needs in order to work correctly for this

  1.  Open the folder in which you downloaded Fortnite
  2. Navigate to
  3. Right-Click on FortniteClient-Win64-Shipping and select Properties 
    Right-Clicking on the game icon and then clicking on properties
  4. Now click on Compatibility and make sure that the Run as Administrator box is checked.
    Selecting Compatibility and giving the game administrative privileges
  5. Now apply and click OK
  6. Repeat this process for FortniteClient-Win64-Shipping-BEFortniteClient-Win64-Shipping-EAC, and FortniteLauncher.

This process should solve any problem due to insufficient permissions if it does not move on to the next step

Solution 2: Verifying Game Files

In this step, we will verify the game files through The Epic Games Launcher and if a certain file is missing or is renamed it will automatically be downloaded and added to the installation directory of your game. In order to do this

  1. Open the Epic Game Launcher
  2. Click on Library and click on the gear icon by the Fortnite launch button
    Clicking on the gear icon by the launch button
  3. Now click on Verify and wait for the launcher to verify all the game files.
    Clicking on the Verify button in the game options

This process will clear any issue related to a missing game file, if this issue does not solve your problem then there is one last solution that we can try

Solution 3: SFC Scan

The “sfc /scannow” command will scan all protected system files, and replace corrupted files with a cached copy that is located in a compressed folder at %WinDir%\System32\dllcache. This will delete any miss-spelled anti-cheat file and replace it with the one that was the last working correctly. For this process

  1. Click on the search bar in the bottom left-hand corner and search for “Command Prompt”
    Command Prompt Windows 10
  2. Now Right-Click on the Command Prompt icon and click on the “Run as administrator” option.
  3. Now in the Command Prompt type “sfc/scannow”  and press Enter
    Typing sfc/scannow in the command prompt
  4. Now, wait for a few minutes as this process takes some time to complete.
  5. Close the command prompt and restart your computer
  6. Now try to run Fortnite and see if your issue is resolved.

Kevin Arrows

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