How to fix Fortnite Error Code 0

Learn how to squash this pesky bug.

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Fortnite is an absolute blast to play, but can errors can sometimes arise to take you out of the fun. Error Code 0 is a pesky one, but it can be resolved quickly, so let’s get back into the action.

What Is Error Code 0 In Fortnite?

Error code 0 is related to the Anti-Cheat measures that Epic Games put into play to help combat cheaters from ruining our fun. Sure, some still may slip past these measures, but it’s never fun when you encounter this message when you’ve done nothing wrong. Let’s find out how to fix it.

The first thing you’ll want to do is restart your game, as it could just be a glitch that is causing this. Fully exit out of the game and try to restart it once again. There is a good chance that you’ll be able to get back in with little to no issues.

If this doesn’t work, however, you may want to check your hardware settings. This may sound strange, but games like Dead by Daylight have detected my RGB software and flagged it as anti-cheat, so try turning off any hardware lighting applications you have running on your PC. Whether it’s MSI Dragon Center or Corsair iCue, turn them off and try again.

If this still hasn’t resolved your issue, try rebooting your PC or console. If you haven’t powered down your system fully in a while, there could just be some rouge issues running wild within your gaming console, and a reboot may fix it. However, if this still hasn’t resolved your issue, it’s time to get a little more technical.

If you’re playing on a PC, you may have some corrupt files. Load up the Epic Games Launcher and find Fortnite, click on the three dots next to the game, and select Manage. Once inside this menu, you’ll find Verify, which you’ll want to click and let run. After it verifies that all the files are good, or if something has been corrupted, try relaunching the game to see if you can finally enter. If this works, great, but if not, there are a few more steps we can try.

You can also try to uninstall, repair, and reinstall the Easy Anti-Cheat that Fortnite uses by visiting their website and following the instructions shown. This should be the most drastic step you’ll have to take, allowing you to access the game. If not, there is one final step we can partake in.

Uninstalling and reinstalling a game is never fun, but it’s sometimes necessary to eliminate any rouge files that are causing issues. Once you have uninstalled and reinstalled the game, you should be ready to partake in the Fortnite fun once again.

Now that you’re able to log into Fortnite once again, be sure that you know how to combat other error codes, like Error Codes 91 and 93, and learn more about the game with our section below. Be prepared for anything as you make your way onto the battlefield once again.

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Shaun Cichacki

As a fan of RPGs, Action & Retro titles, Shaun has been gaming since he was a young boy. With an overwhelming obsession involving Metal Gear Solid and Pizza Tower, you know you're in for a wild ride when it comes to things he's writing about.