It’s always devastating when you boot up your platform of choice, attempt to start up Fortnite, and see an error. I know, I’ve experienced it, and it sucks. One particularly common error is the “You Have Required Updates Pending” message. If you see this pop up, follow the instructions below for the best ways around it. (This applies to both the “You Have Required Updates Pending Fortnite PS4” and “You Have Required Updates Pending Fortnite Xbox One” errors.)
You Have Required Updates Pending Fortnite
The first thing you’ll want to do, is hovering over Fortnite on the PS4 dashboard, hitting “Options,” and then “Check for Updates.” If there’s a new update, it will begin to download. Sometimes updates don’t download automatically, and you’ll need to force an install.
If the above fails, then you’ll need to try restarting your PS4. Check again for Fortnite updates to confirm you’ve got the latest version, and then attempt to boot the game.
Xbox One Fix
To solve this issue on Xbox One, hit “Start,” then “Manage Game,” then “Updates,” and finally click on any new update that appears.
If you can’t fix the problem using this troubleshooting method, then it’s best to restart and see if that fixes the issue and see if any updates pop up.
If none of these suggestions end in success, you’ll want to monitor the official Fortnite social media channels. The @FortniteGame handle is usually quick to acknowledge any problems, and can be helpful when trying to troubleshoot issues.