How to Fix Fortnite LS-0013 Launching Error?

Fortnite by Epic Games, the online video game is a huge success and one of the top games in its genre and winner of a lot of games awards. It is played in 3 modes, but Fortnite Battle Royale is its main success. New content is added regularly in Fortnite.


But suddenly Fortnite does not launch and shows the LS-0013 error and you are not able to play the game. Players all around the world have reported this error. This error can happen due to several things like missing game files, the game is being played with administrative privileges or device drivers problem. After careful testing of our systems, we can find the undermentioned solutions to the Fortnite LS-0013 Launching Error.

Solution 1: Update drivers of your system

A missing/outdated device driver or drivers of your system can cause Fortnite LS-0013 Launching Error. A user must check its system for the latest drivers of his system. For details instructions on how to update the device drivers of your system please visit  How to update your drivers.

Solution 2: Verify game integrity

Fortnite may encounter this issue if some of its files are corrupted/damaged/missing. So, verifying integrity of game files may solve the problem.

  1. In “Epic” Game Launcher, click “Library”.
  2. In the right pane, find Fortnite, then click on“Hamburger Menu” (the three dots icon next to Fortnite” & click “VERIFY”.
    Verify Integrity of Game Files
  3. After completion, open “Fortnite”.

If “Fortnite LS-0013 Launching Error” is not resolved, move to the next solution.

Solution 3: Run Epic Games Launcher and Fortnite as administrator

Usually, gamers love to run games with administrative privileges but due to some technical problems if Fortnite is run with administrative privileges, it would show the “LS-0013 Launching Error”.

  1. On your system navigate to the game folder

& in that game folder, find the game exe, “FortniteClient-Win64-Shipping.exe”. Then right-click on that exe file & click on the “properties

Properties of Fortnite exe file
  1. Then click on the “Compatibility” tab and Un-check the “Run as administrator” option.
    Uncheck Run this program as an administrator
  2. Run Fortnite.

Voila, the problem is solved and you can play your favorite game without any problem. So, keep going on gamers.

Kevin Arrows
Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.

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