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Why do I not have permission to play Fortnite?

So you’re stuck at the Fortnite login screen and the game is telling you that “You do not have permission to play Fortnite” or “Your account no longer has play access to Fortnite.” You can’t do anything but hit the “Retry” button over and over again in the hopes of it working. While that is one way of handling the error message, we’ve got a different troubleshooting tip for you to try. Here’s how to fix the “You do not have permission to play Fortnite” error.

How to fix the “You do not have permission to play Fortnite” error

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To fix the “You do not have permission to play Fortnite” error, you simply have to wait until Epic Games’ servers are back online.

Stop hitting “Retry” over and over, and monitor @FortniteStatus on Twitter instead! At the time of writing, when the “You do not have permission to play Fortnite” message hit many members of the community, the Fortnite Status account tweeted that it was “investigating issues related to kicks and logins.”

Am I banned from Fortnite?

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It followed this tweet up with a specific mention of the “You do not have permission to play Fortnite” and “Your account no longer has play access to Fortnite,” saying that these error messages did not mean players were now banned from Fortnite.

So if you see the “You do not have permission to play Fortnite” message, don’t worry, as it doesn’t mean you are banned. (Although, if you have been cheating, maybe you should be worried!)

How long with it take to fix Fortnite login issues?

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On average, it takes around two hours for Fortnite login issues to be fixed.

The last time we saw the “You do not have permission to play Fortnite” login error, it took developer Epic Games two hours to fix the problem.

If you’ve been hit with this issue, be sure to stay calm and wait for the problem to resolve itself. There doesn’t appear to be anything that you can do on your end to help speed up the process.