Fortnite Getting Stuck On Loading Screen On PlayStation 5

Fortnite On PS5 Stuck On Loading Screen

If Fortnite is not working on your PlayStation 5 as every time you launch the game it then freezes on the loading screen, then don’t panic because there can be a couple of reasons why Fortnite is doing this on your PS5. This could be caused by things such as; Fortnite game being corrupted during install, It’s trying to do an update, or it keeps losing connection.

Below we have listed a couple of things you can do which will hopefully fix your Fortnite and stop it freezing on the loading screen and not allowing you to play the game. Some of the below methods might seem a bit simple, but give them a try as it might be the one that gets you back into the game.

How To Fix Fortnite Not Loading & Freezing On Loading Screen On PS5:

1. First off just try completely closing down Fortnite and then try launching it again

  • Go to your PS5 Home Screen > Go to the Fortnite game icon
  • Press the Options button on your controller (the button to the right of the touchpad with the 3 horizontal lines) > Press X on Close Game

2. If you haven’t done so already turn off your Playstation 5, give it 30 seconds then turn it on again and try launching Fortnite


3. Ensure your PS5 is connected to the internet and you are signed in to your Playstation account:

  • Go to Settings > Network
  • Check your connections under Connection Status

4. Make sure there are no Playstation 5 updates available:

  • Click on the settings cog > System
  • Go to System Software > Select “System Software Update and Settings
  • Update System Software” > Follow steps


5. Check for Fortnite updates:

  • Go to your home screen > Go to the Fortnite game icon
  • Press the Options button on your controller (the button to the right of the touchpad with the 3 horizontal lines) > Press X on Check for updates


6. Check no other users are logged into your Playstation 5 – If they are then log them out

If you are still unable to get Fortnite to go past the loading screen then unfortunately your game files might have become corrupted during install or when updating, so you will have to remove the game and then install it again.

Check out this post on how to remove games on your PS5.

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