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Fortnite out of memory error: Quick Fix 

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Many players have reported an out-of-memory error in Fortnite when they try to launch or play the game. This error occurs when the players try to launch or play the game. The full error message looks something like this: “Out of video memory, trying to allocate a rendering resource”.

This error can be quite frustrating for players especially if you are planning a LAN party with your friends. Fortunately, there few fixes that you can try to resolve the issue.

In this article, we’ll explain how to fix the Fortnite out-of-memory error easily and get back to the game.

What causes the Fortnite out of memory error?

The Fortnite out of memory error is usually caused by insufficient video memory. Various factors affect your device’s video memory:

  • Make and model of your graphics card.
  • Settings of your graphics card.
  • In-game graphics settings.
  • Sometimes, background applications and processes also affect video memory.

Also read: Is Fortnite cross-platform?

How to fix the Fortnite out of memory error?

Now that we have understood the root cause of the Fortnite out of memory error, let us head to the fixes.

Update your graphics card

The easiest way to fix this error is to update your graphics card driver. Sometimes, outdated graphics drivers can cause the game to malfunction.

Head to our detailed article on how to update the Nvidia graphics driver.

Lower the graphics settings

The second step that you can take is to lower the in-game graphics settings. When you lower the in-game graphics, it will reduce the load on your graphics card and improve the performance. This is usually done for those PCs that do not possess the latest graphics card for gaming.

Here’s how to do this:

Step 1: Launch Fortnite and then click on the menu icon at top left.

Step 2: Navigate to Display and here set the Rendering mode to Performance-Lower Graphical Fidelity.

Step 3: Click on Apply.

Close unnecessary background programs

Another simple and effective solution to fix the Fortnite out of memory error is to close the background programs and applications. When any program runs, it consumes some resources such as CPU, RAM and memory to optimally keep running. If you forget to close the program, it will keep consuming these resources and other, more intensive programs like Fortnite will suffer.

Head to our detailed article on how to close background apps on Windows for to understand the steps.

Verify the game files

Verifying the game files means checking whether the game has all the relevant files and if not, install that particular file promptly. Usually, this process is done to fix minor bugs, glitches, crashes and other disruptions with the game.

You can also verify Fortnite’s game files to resolve the out of memory error. Here’s how to do this:

Step 1: Launch the Epic Game Launcher and navigate to Library.

Step 2: Now, click on the three dot in front of Launch.

Step 3: Select Verify and wait for the process to complete.

Run Fortnite again to check if the error is fixed or not.

Reinstall Fortnite

If nothing else works, you should reinstall Fortnite on your Windows PC. Maybe the current version of the game is riddled with bugs causing the out of memory error. A fresh copy of the game may solve the issue for good.

Here’s how to reinstall Fortnite:

Step 1: Launch Epic Games Launcher and then head to Library.

Step 2: Click on the three dot button.

Step 3: Select Uninstall.

In conclusion, the Fortnite out of memory error is not a serious issue and can be solved in just a few clicks and few minutes of your time depending on the fix. If no troubleshooting steps works, you can contact the Epic Games support for a more detailed and technical help on the issue.

Also read: How to unblock someone on Fortnite?

Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: