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Fortnite unrecoverable error: 10 Fixes 

Fortnite is one of the most popular battle royale games out there and is still rising in popularity by the day. However, as popular the game is, it still keeps running into random bugs and glitches from time to time which can really hamper the playing experience.

In this article, we’re talking about the Fortnite unrecoverable error, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem. 

Also read: How to fix ‘Fortnite voice chat not working’?


What causes this error?

The error can be caused by a number of different things including the following.

  • Problems with game files.
  • Internet connectivity issue.
  • Problems with Easy Anti Cheat or BattlEye.

How to fix this?

Here are 10 fixes you can try out. 

Verify game file integrity

You can try verifying your game files in the Epic Launcher to make sure your game is intact and is not missing any files. It’s suggested that you restart your PC before following these steps.

Step 1: Fire up the Epic Game Launcher and head over to your Library.

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Step 2: Click on the three dots to the right of the Launch option under Fortnite. 

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Step 3: In the menu that appears, click on Verify. Wait for the process to finish.

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This should patch up any discrepancies in your game’s installation and fix the issue.


Reinstall the game

If verifying the game files hasn’t exactly worked for you, you’re going to have to reinstall the game from scratch. Follow these steps to uninstall the game.

Step 1: Fire up the Epic Game Launcher and head over to your Library.

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Step 2: Click on the three dots to the right of the Launch option under Fortnite. 

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Step 3: In the menu that pops up, click on Uninstall to delete the game.

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Now you can try installing it again and that should fix all problems on your side. If the issue persists, then there’s a good chance that it’s a server issue and all you can do is wait for Epic to fix things. 


Run Epic Games as an administrator

Running Epic Games with administrator privileges can help you get around any permission issues that might hamper the platform’s functionality, especially regarding online connectivity. Try running the platform you use as an administrator and launching your game again to see if that fixes the problem. 


Check your internet connection

The Epic Games launcher requires an active internet connection to work. If you have an unstable internet connection, chances are you’re going to miss out on notifications. Suppose you’re on WiFi check to see if you’ve got internet access and strong signals. If you’re on mobile data, check to see if data is enabled and that you’ve got good network coverage.


Update your GPU drivers 

Outdated GPU drivers can also cause this issue in particular. While you should update all your drivers, take special care of your display drivers if you run into an error like this. 

Step 1: Right-click Start and select Device Manager from the menu.

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Step 2: Under Display Adaptors, find your graphics card’s name, right-click on it and click on Update Drivers.

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Step 3: Click on Search automatically for drivers. Windows will then automatically look for and download the latest drivers for your particular GPU.

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While this should help resolve the error, in case it doesn’t, click Uninstall device and restart your PC to force Windows to install the required drivers. You can then update them later. Alternatively, you can also remove your GPU and reinsert it if you can. 


Updating your DirectX installation

There’s also a good chance that the culprit is most likely an old version of DirectX. 

Now on Windows 10 DirectX isn’t exactly available, or needed as a standalone download as it comes packaged with every update. To fix or reinstall your DirectX, you can simply uninstall your GPU drivers as mentioned above and reboot your machine. 


Repair Easy Anti-Cheat

Another thing you can do is repair the game service by running the Easy anti-cheat client manually. Here’s how.

Step 1: Navigate to the folder where you’ve installed Easy anti-cheat and double-click the EasyAntiCheat.exe file to run the client. 

Step 2: Select your game from the drop-down list and click Repair Service. 

Once the process is complete, try running the game again to see if your issue was fixed. 

Alternatively, you can try heading over to your Steam library folder, find the game directory and you’ll see the Easy Anti Cheat setup file inside the Binary/Win64 folder. Run the installer to repair the program and try launching your game again. 


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 check back later and see if the error is resolved. 


Update your PC 

Another thing you can do is to update your PC. Updating your PC will, in most cases, update your drivers and fix any issues in the process.

Check out this detailed guide to know how to update your PC here

Reach out to Epic Games support 

If nothing else works, your best bet is to reach out to Epic Games support and let them fix the issue for you. There’s a chance that you might be seeing this error because of a temporary server glitch that can be caused by a number of different things. In such cases, Epic’s support team can help you out. 

Also read: How much is my Fortnite account worth?

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