While launching Fortnite, if you see the “Unable to login to Fortnite servers” error message, the solutions provided in this article will help you. According to the reports, clicking on the RELAUNCH button does not make any changes. The most common cause of this issue is a weak or unstable internet connection. However, other causes also trigger this error in Fortnite.
The complete error message is:
Unable to login to Fortnite servers. Please try again later.
Unable to login to Fortnite servers, Please try again later
The following solutions will help you fix the “Unable to login to Fortnite servers, Please try again later” error in Fortnite. Before proceeding, check your internet connection. Make sure that it is stable. You can also try connecting your system to the internet via an Ethernet cable. Some users also reported that clearing the temp folder helped fix this issue. If these initial fixes do not work, use the solutions provided below.
- Check the Fortnite server status
- Launch Epic Games Launcher as an administrator
- Update your graphics card driver
- Disconnect your Google account from Epic Games
- Add Epic Games Launcher in Firewall as an exception
- Reset Winsock
- Flush your DNS cache
Below, we have explained all these fixes in detail.
1] Check the Fortnite server status
It is possible that the issue is not from your side. Hence, before trying anything, it is better to check the Fortnite server status. If the Fortnite servers are not operational, you have to wait till Epic Games resolves this issue. You can check the Fortnite server status on the official website of Epic Games.
2] Launch Epic Games Launcher as an administrator
Sometimes, problems occur due to permission issues. Try to launch the Epic Games Launcher as an administrator and see if you can play Fortnite or not. To open Epic Games Launcher as an administrator, right-click on its desktop icon and select Run as administrator.
If this fix works for you, you can make Epic Games Launcher always run as administrator.
3] Update your graphics card driver
A lot of users reported that the problem was occurring due to the outdated graphics card driver. This might be the case with you. Update your graphics card driver and see if it helps. You can use a dedicated utility, like Intel Driver & Support Assistant for this. Or, you can download the latest version of your graphics card driver from the official website of the manufacturer and install it manually.
4] Disconnect your Google account from Epic Games
If you have signed in to Epic Games with an account other than the Epic Games account, sign out of the Epic Games Launcher and sign in with your Epic Games account.
For some users, the error disappeared after removing the Google account from Epic Games. This fix is for users who have connected multiple accounts to Epic Games. To manage your accounts in Epic Games, follow the steps provided below:
- Open Epic Games Launcher.
- Click on your profile icon on the top right side.
- Click on Account. This will open your Epic Games account in your default web browser.
- Now, click on Apps and Accounts on the left side.
- Select the Accounts tab on the right side. You will see all your accounts connected to the Epic Games Launcher.
- Remove your Google account.
5] Add Epic Games Launcher in Firewall as an exception
This error message occurs due to a network issue. Hence, it is possible that your Firewall is causing this problem. If this is the case with you, allowing the Epic Games Launcher through Windows Firewall will fix the problem. If you are using a third-party firewall, contact its support to know how to add a program as an exception.
6] Reset Winsock
Sometimes, the Windows Socket gets corrupted due to which you experience internet connectivity issues. This can also cause network issues in some applications. We suggest you perform a Winsock Reset.
7] Flush your DNS cache
If resetting Winsock did not fix the issue, flush your DNS cache. If the DNS cache gets corrupted, your system finds it difficult to reach a website or a server. Such types of issues can be fixed by clearing the DNS cache.
You can also create a batch file to reset and release TCP/IP, Flush DNS, and reset Winsock with a single click.
Are servers down in Fortnite?
You can check the server status of Fortnite by visiting the official website of Epic Games. If you see that Fortnite servers are down, you have to wait till Epic Games fix this issue.
Why is my Epic login failing?
There can be several reasons why your Epic Games login is failing. The most common cause is the incorrect username or password. You should reset your password and try again. Another cause is the unstable or weak internet connection. If you have connected multiple accounts to Epic Games, you can try logging in to Epic Games with another account.
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