Fortnite servers not responding: How to fix it

Onur Demirkol
Jun 9, 2023
Games, Tutorials

Fans of Fortnite may have experienced the unpleasant error notice "Fortnite servers not responding" when attempting to join a match or log into their account. You might be unable to use the game's features due to this problem. Fortunately, there are a few potential fixes you can try in order to resolve this problem and resume the task.

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Fortnite servers not responding

Unfortunately, sometimes we face errors that annoy us. These errors and issues restrict us from enjoying our favorite game. If you are facing the "Fortnite servers not responding" error, keep reading because in this article, you will find answers to all of your questions!

Check Fortnite status

Since the problem is called "Fortnite servers not responding," the first thing to do is checking the game servers if they are up and running or not.

The servers typically go offline when maintenance is being performed on them or when developers are releasing an update to make sure everything goes well. Although a prior notification informs users of the maintenance or update schedules.

Here's how to check on the servers if you're one of the players having problems:

  1. Open your web browser.
  2. Go to the official Epic Games Status page.
  3. Check if there is an issue.


We're currently looking into matchmaking issues in Creative.

We'll provide an update when this is resolved.

— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) October 4, 2022

Check your internet connection

Another thing to consider is checking your internet connection. This might seem like an easy fix, but sometimes people skip the easy parts and try to find another solution that will require more work and focus. However, they are not aware that they are having internet issues, possibly caused by their ISP.

Your ISP or local internet speed issues could be at blame for the Fortnite not responding error. Make sure you have a reliable internet connection first. If there is a problem, run an internet speed test and let your service provider know. How to check your internet speed is as follows:

  1. Use a web browser.
  2. Visit Speedtest.
  3. In the center of the screen, click Go.
  4. Wait for the results.
  5. Check if there is anything wrong with your internet.
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Restart your router

Sometimes routers also cause internet-related issues as they are also some kinds of technological devices that can have flaws. And occasionally, things can go badly, just like on your console or computer. Try restarting your router to get rid of the "Fortnite not responding" error.

The gadget may have been saved from crashes, IP conflicts with other connected devices, or even overheating if it had been turned off, left alone for 10 to 30 seconds and then turned back on. For that reason, the simplest tech advice frequently yields the best results.

Restart your PC or console

Similar to resetting your modem or router, the "Fortnite servers not responding" error may also be resolved by turning off your preferred gaming console or computer. If any obstructive programs or game problems are running in the background, restarting your computer should clear everything off.

This might sound like a useful tip but trust us, sometimes restarting stuff miraculously works. Give it a shot and if it doesn't solve the issue and you have already tried other solutions, you better contact Fortnite support to help you out with the annoying issue.



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  1. Quandale said on September 26, 2023 at 9:12 am

    Mine has fucked itself

    1. Dee said on March 8, 2024 at 7:38 pm


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