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How to fix Fortnite Error 93?

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Every bit of software no matter how well-polished does face bugs or issues from time to time. This is true for anything be it productivity software or games.

Fortnite has come a long way from the game it was when it launched in July 2017. The game has been patched and fine-tuned numerous times to get to the enjoyable experience it delivers today. However, it’s still not immune to issues.

There are a few errors that have been plaguing the game for some time and Error 93 is one of them. 

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What is Error 93?

It’s a fairly common error that appears at random and prevents you from joining a friend’s lobby.

It’s nothing game-breaking and is generally fixed rather easily, but it still is annoying to have. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the methods you can use to fix this error. 

Fixing Fortnite Error 93

The annoying thing about this error is that it’s really hard to put your finger on what’s causing this error. It could be an issue on your side, your friend’s side or even a server issue. 

However, here are four things you can do to try and fix error 93 in Fortnite.

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Changing your Skin

Now, this is a rather unconventional fix but for whatever reason, it seems to be working. All you need to do is log out of Fornite, log back in and change to literally any other skin in your inventory. 

If you don’t have any skins, you can skip this step.


Using your Epic Friend’s list

Now, if the lobby you’re trying to join is hosted by someone who’s not your friend in-game or on Epic, you can simply add them in your friend’s list and accept their invite from Epic itself.

This bypasses the ingame invite system and can help you get around the issue. However, if the friend you’re playing with is already in your friend list, you can skip this step. 


Try a public lobby

Another workaround is to change the lobby settings to make the lobby you’re trying to join public. Yes, this does allow strangers in your lobby but it also helps bypass Error 93. You can always kick unwanted players from your lobby.

Simply head over to the lobby setting, by clicking on the hamburger icon in the top-right and set your Party Privacy to Public.


Check for server issues

If all of the above isn’t fixing the issue for you, it can just be a server-side issue from Fortnite. There’s not much you can do about it except checking back later and seeing if the error is resolved. 

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: yadullahabidi@pm.me.

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