Fix: FortniteClient-Win64-Shipping.exe – Application Error

Fortnite is a pretty popular battle royale game and almost everyone enjoys it. But you won’t enjoy the game if you constantly see an error message when trying to play the game and this is exactly what’s happening to a lot of players. Users are seeing the ForniteClient-Win64-Shipping.exe – Application Error when trying to run Fortnite. This won’t completely prevent you from playing the game because the error pops up randomly. So you might not get the error at every startup and might be able to run the game after a couple of tries.


What causes the FortniteClient-Win64-Shipping.exe error?

There are a few things that can cause this issue.

  • EasyAntiCheat: EasyAntiCheat, if you aren’t familiar, is an anti-cheat service specifically designed for online players. This problem can be caused if EasyAntiCheat starts misbehaving. A simple solution in this case is to just repair the EasyAntiCheat service and everything goes back to normal.
  • MyColor2: MyColor2 is an application used for keyboard settings and lighting. This program runs in the background and can interfere with the Fortnite. Although we aren’t exactly sure what causes this but the most likely case is that EasyAntiCheat considers MyColor2 as a harmful software and, therefore, causes this issue. The good thing is that stopping the MyColor2 from the background usually resolves the issue.
  • Corrupt Files: Applications can misbehave if a file(s) is corrupt. File corruption is a pretty common thing and the usual solution is to replace the corrupted file with a fresh copy. But it’s very hard to pinpoint the exact file so it’s always a good idea to simply reinstall the whole program. This can be one of the reasons of this error and the solution in these cases is to simply reinstall the whole program.


Some users solved the issue by simply rebooting the system. Sometimes applications misbehave because of unknown reasons so it’s better to restart the system before trying the methods listed below.

Method 1: Repair EasyAntiCheat

A lot of users updated us that repairing the EasyAntiCheat file from the Fortnite folder has resolved the issue for them. So, let’s start by locating and repairing the EasyAntiCheat file.

  1. Hold Windows key and press E
  2. Type C:\Program Files\Epic Games\Fortnite\FortniteGame\Binaries\Win64\ EasyAntiCheat in the address bar and press Enter
Go To The Fortnite Folder and Locate EasyAntiCheat So You Can Repair It
  1. Locate and open the EasyAntiCheat (or EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe)
  2. Click Repair Service
Open EasyAntiCheat and Click Repair Service

You should be good to go after the repair process.

Method 2: Stop MyColor2

Sometimes the issue can be caused by a third party application interfering with another application. If you have MyColor2 installed on your system then that might be preventing Fortnite from starting. So let’s try to stop the MyColor2 process from the background tasks and see if that resolves the issue.

  1. Hold CTRL, SHIFT, and Esc keys simultaneously (CTRL + SHIFT + ESC) to open the Task Manager
  2. Locate MyColor2 from the list of processes and select it. Click End Task

Now check whether the issue is resolved or not. If the issue is gone then that means MyColor2 was the culprit behind this. You can uninstall MyColor2 by following the steps given below

  1. Hold Windows key and press R
  2. Type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  3. Locate MyColor2 and select it
  4. Click Uninstall and follow the on-screen instructions

If you don’t want to uninstall MyColor2 then you will have to repeat this process every time you want to play Fortnite. You can also make sure that this application doesn’t automatically start at every system startup. This way, you won’t have to worry about MyColor2 running in the background unless you intentionally run it. Follow the steps below to stop MyColor2 from starting at every system startup

  1. Hold CTRL, SHIFT, and Esc keys simultaneously (CTRL + SHIFT + ESC) to open the Task Manager
  2. Click Startup tab
  3. Locate OEM and select it
  4. Click Disable

Note: MyColor2 is just an example of an application that is known to interfere with Fortnite. There are other applications that can cause this issue as well. Since there can be a multitude of applications on your system, we can’t give you the step for every app but the steps given above should work for all the other applications. So you can try to disable the applications one-by-one and try to play Fortnite after disabling each of the application to check which one is causing the issue. Here are the applications that are known to cause this specific issue: MyColor2, SelLedV2, and lightingservice.exe. If you have any of these applications then start by disabling these.

Method 3: Delete FortniteGame Folder

It’s pretty common for the files to get corrupt so this might be one of those cases. The AppData folder on your Windows contains folders for various applications including the Fortnite. Deleting the folder of Fortnite will most likely fix the issue. Don’t worry though, this data will be re-downloaded by the game which is exactly what we want because the re-downloaded data will be fresh (uncorrupted) data files.

  1. Hold Windows key and press E
  2. Type C:\Users<YOUR USERNAME>\AppData\Local in the address bar and press Enter
  3. Locate the folder named FortniteGame. Right-click the folder and select Delete. You can also just get into the folder and press CTRL + A to select all the files then press Delete to do the same thing
Navigate to The Fortnite Game Folder and Delete It

Once done, start Fortnite and everything should work fine.

Note: If you can’t see the folder or can’t navigate to the location mentioned in the steps then one of the folders might be hidden. Follow the steps given below to unhide the files

  1. Hold Windows key and press E
  2. Click View
  3. Check the box Hidden items in Show/hide This should show all the hidden items.
Click View Then Check Unhide Hidden Items To Make Sure All The Folders Are Shown
  1. Repeat the steps given above

Method 4: Cancel Error Message

This isn’t a solution but kind of a workaround. So, you will have to repeat this every time you want to play Fortnite. If you have tried everything and you are still facing the error then this workaround will at least let you play the game until the Fortnite devs fix the issue.

The workaround for this problem is to click Cancel instead of Ok. Pressing Ok force quits the game and prevents you from running the game but clicking cancel will present you with another dialogue box asking what application to use to open the debug. You can then ignore this dialogue and run the game on full screen.

Click Cancel On The Error Message As A Workaround

Note: This workaround is applicable only to the users who are seeing the cancel option on the error message. Some users noticed that there wasn’t even a cancel button on the error dialogue. If you can’t see a cancel button then, unfortunately, we can’t do anything else and you will have to wait for the developers to fix the issue.


Kevin Arrows

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