Imagine the frustration of sitting down to play a few rounds of Fortnite, only to realize that the popular battle royale game isn’t going to let you successfully matchmake. Many players don’t need to imagine that dystopian future, because they’re living in it, courtesy of the Fortnite Not the Llama You’re Looking For error. If this in-game message is putting a stop to all your fun, you might be wondering where to start looking for the right llama, but alas, the troubleshooting steps involved require more tech-based tinkering than anything else.
How to fix Fortnite “Not The Llama You’re Looking For” error
Of course, this error message is a nod to the beloved Fortnite mascot that is a llama-shaped pinata. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make encountering it any less irritating.
When attempting to matchmake, those affected will be presented the following Fortnite in-game error message:
NOT THE LLAMA YOU’RE LOOKING FOR
Weird. We couldn’t connect to the match. You can try again, but if the problem continues check out https://status.epicgames.com/.
If you haven’t already, your first port of call should be to follow the provided instructions. Simply try to matchmake again to see if it was a fleeting issue, then if that doesn’t work check out the status website to confirm that there aren’t any known issues causing the error to display.
If everything looks good and you still can’t play Fortnite, then you’ll want to follow the potential fixes laid out below:
- Close and reopen Fortnite, then attempt to matchmake
- Reboot your hardware, load up the game and try to join a match again
- Reset your router and once it reconnects to the internet, attempt to join a match
- Connect the device you’re using to play Fortnite to a different internet network
- Be mindful of potential data costs associated with doing so
During one of the above steps, your issue was hopefully resolved. If it wasn’t, then your next step is to wait a while and see if the “Not the Llama You’re Looking For” error will rectify itself given time. Should the issue persist when you return to the game, consider contacting Fortnite‘s technical support team.