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Fix Fortnite Won’t Launch or Start On PC

Fortnite Not Launching Or Starting In Windows 10

If you have just installed Fortnite or perhaps updated to the latest version Primal Chapter 2 Season 6, you may have noticed that you all of a sudden can’t launch or start Fortnite on your PC or Laptop.

Don’t panic because in this post we will be taking a look at hopefully resolving the issue that is preventing Fortnite from starting or launching.

There can be many causes why Fortnite won’t boot up on your laptop and PC. But before you try reinstalling Fortnite give the below methods a try as one might fix the issue for you. If one of the methods did fix your Fortnite then please comment below and let everyone know which one helped!.

Try and launch Fortnite after each method.

How To FIX Fortnite Not Starting In Windows 10:

1. Make sure you have the latest version of the Epic Games Launcher installed

2. Make sure you have the latest version of Fortnite installed

3. Make sure Windows 10 is up to date – Fortnite might not agree with an out-of-date version of Windows:

  • Right-click on the Windows start menu icon > Settings
  • Click on Update & Security > Click on Check for Updates

4. If you have recently just installed a new Windows 10 update and all of a sudden your unable to start Fortnite then remove the update you installed – Sometimes an issue with a game can be caused by a Windows 10 update but you can easily uninstall a particular update:

  • Right-click on the Windows start menu icon > Settings
  • Click on Updates and security
  • Click on View update history > Click on Uninstall updates
  • Arrange into date order and select the update that you want to remove (when you noticed issues) > Click on Uninstall > Press Yes
  • Once uninstalled a window will pop up asking you to restart your PC > Click Restart now

5. Make sure you have the latest drivers installed for all your hardware, Graphics card, Network, Firmware, BIOS, USB, etc – Updating drivers will ensure your system and games are running smoothly (Helpful links below)

6. Run Fortnite as an admin – This can help if Fortnite is not launching due to some sort of permission issues:

  • Right-click Fornite shortcut > Properties
  • Compatibility tab > Tick “Run as administrator” > Apply then Ok

7. Close down all programs running in the background – Close down things like web browsers, music players and any hardware monitoring software, etc as these can interfere with Fortnite, making it crash or not launch properly

8. If you have overlocked any of your hardware then try changing the settings back to the original settings – These settings could be causing issues with Fortnite launching

9. Verify Fortnite Files – This allows the Epic Games Launcher to scan for and repair corrupted or broken files, and also install any missing files for Fortnite . These files could be stopping Fortnite from launching on your PC:

  • Open Epic Games Launcher > Click on Library
  • Find Fortnite and click on the 3 dots next to it
  • Click on Verify (It will now begin to verify your files)

10. Make sure your security software is not blocking the Epic Games Launcher and also Fortnite from launching – If it’s blocking either of the two access to the internet then neither of them would work

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