Screenshot of Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2.
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Error 7 in Fortnite Explained – How to Fix

Uh oh…

Because Fortnite is a live-service game, it’s not uncommon to encounter the odd error or two. Here’s what Error 7 in Fortnite means and some potential fixes.

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What is Error 7 in Fortnite?

Error 7 appears when you’re having trouble connecting to the server in Fortnite. The only way to fix it is to resolve the issue, whether that’s something that can be done on your end or server side.

If Error 7 appears because of an Epic Games server issue, you can only wait for the developer to perform maintenance. It may also appear when too many people are trying to log in at once. At the time of writing, this is happening with Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2, which just launched after lengthy maintenance on March 8, 2024, and is accompanied by long queue times.

Screenshot of Fortnite queue.
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How to Fix Fortnite Error 7

If Fortnite Error 7 is happening because of an issue on your end, there are a handful of solutions that you can try to fix it:

Restart Fortnite

One of the most obvious answers is to restart Fortnite. Sometimes, you only need to refresh your position in the queue for things to start working again.

Restart Your Gaming System

If restarting the game doesn’t work, try turning off your PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, or PC and then turning it back on again. Simple but often effective.

Reboot Your Router

A possible reason why you’re getting Error 7 in Fortnite could be because your internet connection is unstable. Restart your router to reset your connection and see if that fixes the issue.

Switch to a Wired Connection

If rebooting your router doesn’t fix Fortnite Error 7, try switching to a wired ethernet connection if you’re on WiFi. Oftentimes, an ethernet connection is a lot more stable than a wireless one, especially if you’re on PC.

Send in an Epic Games Support Ticket

If all else fails and you’ve checked the Fortnite server status and the game isn’t down, it’s time to send in a Support Ticket on the Epic Games Fortnite Help page. Ensure you write down all the methods you tried to fix Error 7 in your report so that the customer service representative can help figure out what may be causing the problem quickly.

How to Check Fortnite Server Status

To figure out whether Error 7 is on your end or not, checking the Fortnite server status may help, especially on days where there’s no new patch and an influx of players. To check the Fortnite server status, simply head to the Epic Games Public Status website and check under the Fortnite tab.


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Meg was Managing Editor at Prima Games until April 2024. She began as a video games journalist in the UK in 2014, and went on to study Games Journalism & PR. In 2018, she moved to the USA, where she eventually joined Prima Games in May 2022. You'll now find her over at our sister site, The Escapist.