Fortnite ‘Waiting in Queue’ Error Explained

Technically, the game isn't lying!

As players flock to Fortnite, no matter for the return of the original map or just to spend some time playing with friends, getting stuck in a queue can sap the fun out of a session. Let’s find out what this could mean for you.

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What Does ‘Waiting In Queue’ Mean in Fortnite

There’s no fix to the waiting in queue error, but there is an explanation. Long story short, there’s nothing you can do but come back later. You’ll have to find something else to do! A tragedy I know, but you don’t have to worry about falling behind. Chances are if you’re seeing that message in Fortnite, anyone else trying to play the game is seeing it too. That’s because this only really comes up either under extreme server duress or during some kind of maintenance/downtime period.

The way Fortnite seems to work is that if the game itself is okay but there’s an intense load on the server or work being done, your ol’ pal Fortnite doesn’t want to leave you hanging. It’ll sit you in the queue until there’s an opening, like any true friend saving a spot for you in line would. The only problem is neither you nor Fortnite knows when that will be. That said, you can check out the official Fortnite Status Twitter feed for a likely answer.

See? There’s a timetable and everything. Much like many of the other error messages in online games, you’ll see in your limited time on this rock, the best answer is to check official sources and then find some patience. Once the servers are back on you’ll be able to hop back into your game without any additional effort on your end.

No matter if you’re coming to Fortnite after a long period of being away, or you just want to ensure that you’re up to date on all of the new Creative 2.0 Deathrun maps that you could be jumping into, we’ve got you covered in our Fortnite section below. Be sure to stop by before you leap out of the battle bus to be ready for any battle that awaits you.


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