How to Fix Login Failed Issue in Fortnite?

Unable to log in to Fortnite? An outdated game patch might be the culprit. Moreover, corrupt network settings or issues with connected accounts could trigger this error. Users typically face this when attempting to sign in through the launcher across PC, Xbox, and PlayStation versions of the game.

Fortnite Login Failed

Before tackling the troubleshooting steps for the Fortnite login failure, ensure your PC meets the game’s recommended specification of 4 CPU cores; otherwise, you might experience gameplay issues. Also, verify that the servers are operational. Consult the Fortnite Twitter account or the official status page to check server status. Make certain that you are not banned. If everything checks out, restart both your PC and network equipment before attempting to log in again.

Solution 1: Install the Latest Fortnite Patch

Fortnite continually updates to enhance game modules and resolve known issues. If your game is not up to date, it might be the reason you’re seeing the error. Updating to the latest patch could rectify the problem.

  1. Launch the Epic Games Launcher and click on the gear icon.
  2. Enable the Allow Auto-Updates feature.
  3. Expand the Fortnite options and activate Auto-Update Fortnite.
    Auto Update Fortnite
  4. Close the launcher.
  5. Reopen the launcher to see if the game now functions properly.

Solution 2: Reset Winsock Data to Default Values

Winsock handles the input/output requests for internet applications. A corrupt Winsock catalog or bad configurations could be the cause of the login error. Resetting Winsock to its default configuration is often a fix for such network-related issues.

  1. Press the Windows key, type Command Prompt, right-click the result and select Run as Administrator.
    Running Command Prompt as an administrator
  2. In the command prompt, type the following and press Enter:
    netsh winsock reset
    Resetting WinSock
  3. Restart your PC and check if the game is free of the error after rebooting.

Solution 3: Flush the DNS Cache and Renew the IP Address

A corrupt or improperly configured DNS cache can contribute to login issues. Clearing the DNS cache and renewing the IP address might resolve the problem.

  1. Open Command Prompt as an administrator as described above.
  2. Type the following commands one at a time, pressing Enter after each:
    ipconfig /flushdns 
    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew
  3. Restart your machine and check if Fortnite is now working correctly.

Solution 4: Update System Drivers and Windows to the Latest Build

Running outdated versions of Windows or system drivers can lead to incompatibility issues. Ensure both your operating system and drivers, especially the network/Wi-Fi driver, are current.

  1. Update your system drivers.
  2. Update the Windows version to the latest build.
  3. Once updated, launch Fortnite to verify if the update resolved the issue.

Solution 5: Use a One-Time Password to Log in to the Game

A one-time password (OTP) can be an effective login alternative, especially on consoles where Google/Facebook sign-in might not be supported. However, if two-factor authentication is enabled for your account, you cannot use this feature. An OTP might overcome a temporary sign-in issue.

  1. On the login screen, select Get one-time password.
    Get One-Time Password
  2. Enter your email and click Send email.
  3. Retrieve the password from your email, noting that it expires after 30 minutes.
    Copy One Time Password From the Email
  4. Attempt to log in using the OTP to see if the issue is resolved.

Solution 6: Change Your Password for the Game

A communication glitch between your gaming client and Epic Game servers could prevent you from logging in. Changing your password could reset this connection and clear the glitch.

  1. Close the launcher.
  2. Open a web browser and navigate to the Epic Games website.
  3. Log in, then click on your account name at the top right corner.
  4. Select Account.
    Open Account Settings of Epic Games
  5. In the left panel, click on Password and Security.
  6. Choose Change Your Password and create a new one.
    Change the Password for Fortnite
  7. Wait a few minutes, then reopen the launcher to test if the issue has been resolved.

Solution 7: Disconnect the Google Account from the Epic Games Account

Problems with linked accounts can arise from differences in cross-buy features between platforms. For instance, the Xbox doesn’t support this feature, while the PS4 does. Unlinking a conflicting account from your Epic Games account might fix the issue.

For more guidance on this, refer to the solutions in ‘Your Account Cannot Play on this Platform’ Error on Fortnite.

If these steps fail, consider uninstalling the launcher and deleting all related folders (except for the Save folder). Then, restart your system and reinstall the launcher from scratch.


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