If you’ve run afoul of the Fortnite That Wasn’t Supposed to Happen error, then you’ll know that it stops you from matchmaking and annoyingly keeps you from playing Epic Game’ battle royale title in the process. It crops up when trying to join a variety of matchmaking pools for different modes, so there’s no escaping this one if for some reason you do fall victim to it. Can anything be done to help your unfortunate situation, though? Here are some troubleshooting steps you can take to see whether or not this is a problem on your end.
How to fix the “That Wasn’t Supposed To Happen” error in Fortnite
Seeing a bright yellow caution label plastered on your screen when attempting to play an online game is rarely, if ever, a good sign. Especially when the message below it reads as follows:
THAT WASN’T SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN
Weird. We couldn’t connect to the match. You can try again, but if the problem continues, check out https://status.epicgames.com/.
First things first, follow the onscreen instructions and try to matchmake again; maybe you’ll be successful this time. If not, check the Epic Games status website to see if there are any known issues affecting Fortnite at the moment. If all systems are operational, then you may need to implement some homebrew fixes.
Try these troubleshooting steps:
- Close and reopen the Fortnite application on your chosen platform, then try matchmaking
- Reboot your hardware, launch the game and see if you have any luck finding a game
- Reset your internet router, wait for it to reconnect, the give it another shot
- Try connecting your device to a different internet network before matchmaking
- Be mindful of data charge this might rack up
If you exhaust all of those potential solutions and are still encountering the Fortnite “That Wasn’t Supposed to Happen” error when attempting to matchmake, then the problem is most likely to do with Epic Games and not your setup. Wait it out and hopefully when you next attempt to play the problem will be resolved. If it isn’t, consider contacting Fortnite support.