FIX Fortnite "Login Failed Error"

hi windows/gamer commmunity, 
I wanted to ask for help because a few days I can no longer access my beautiful fortnite. On the launcher I'm online but when I enter the game of fortnite tells me: "Access failed, unable to access the servers of fortnite, try again later". I tried to reset my modem but nothing the same problem. Please help me as soon as possible I miss my Fortnite


Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

The issue might be due to the latest patch or due to some network connection issues. I'd suggest you to try the below steps and check.

Method 1: Install the latest Fortnite Patch.

It's possible that a recent patch has stopped you from logging into the game. Try to install the patch and check. I see that a content update for Fortnite has been released on 11/20/2018.

1. Run the Epic Games Launcher.

2. Click the gear button.

3. Check the box Allow Auto-Updates.

4. Click the down-pointing triangle next to Fortnite.

5. Check the box Auto-Update Fortnite.

6. Restart the Epic Games Launcher.

Method 2: Reset Winsock data.

Winsock is an interface that defines how network software should access network services. Resetting Winsock data might help.

1. Click on Start icon.

2. Type Command Prompt.

3. Right click on it, and select Run as administrator.

4. In the command prompt, type netsh winsock reset and press Enter.

5. Restart the system and check.

Method 3: Flush your DNS and renew your IP.

Fortnite login failure is also caused by DNS and IP issues. Follow the below steps to flush your DNS and renew your IP and check:

Open command prompt as administrator as mentioned in method 2.

To flush DNS:

1. Type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter.

To renew your IP:

1. Type ipconfig /release and press Enter.

2. Type ipconfig /renew and press Enter.

Method 4: Update the network driver.

The issue might be due to missing or outdated network driver. I'd suggest you to update the network driver and check. Refer this article on Update drivers in Windows 10.

You can also update the network drivers from the system manufacturer site.

Hope it helps.

Naveen M

Microsoft Community - Moderator

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Last updated July 9, 2020 Views 9,236 Applies to: