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Fortnite Servers Not Responding | Is there an error fix?

If you’ve been attempting to play Epic Games’ battle royale game this morning, then you’ve undoubtedly encountered the Fortnite Servers Not Responding error message at the main menu. This annoying roadblock is currently stopping players from accessing the game on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android. What can be done about it, though? If anything at all? Here’s what you need to know in order to attempt to fix the Fortnite Servers Not Responding error.

How to fix the “Servers Not Responding” error in Fortnite

Fortnite Servers Not Responding

With the arrival of the Fortnite 11.30 update has come significant downtime for players across all platforms. When attempting to boot up and play the game, it isn’t currently possible to progress past the main menu, which simply displays this in-game message:

SERVERS NOT RESPONDING

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Players can hit the prompted button in order to retry, but most likely it will fail no matter how many times it’s repeatedly pressed. What further options are available, then? Well, since this is a server issue it’s possible that nothing can be done on the user end to speed up the process of getting back online, but, just in case, we’ll run you through some troubleshooting steps anyway.

In order to ensure that there aren’t any issues with your setup preventing you from playing Fortnite, simply follow these steps:

  • Follow the on-screen button prompt at the Fortnite main menu to retry connecting to the game servers
  • If that doesn’t work, restart the game and try again
  • Still no luck? Reboot your chosen device and then give it another shot
  • Should you still be encountering issues, reset your internet router and try once again after the connection is restored
  • If the issue persists, try connecting to a different internet network and trying again
    • Be careful not to incur unwanted data charges in the process

If you’re still encountering the issue, then you’ve exhausted your options and confirmed that the issue is on Epic Games’ end. You’ll just need to wait out the process and play Fortnite later.