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How to Fix the “You Do Not Have Permission to Play Fortnite” Error

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The new collaboration between Fortnite and Star Wars has caused the Epic Games servers to crash, giving connection errors like “You do not have permission to play Fortnite.” Here is what you can do to fix the error in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2.

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“You Do Not Have Permission to Play Fortnite” Error – Solved

If you are getting hit with the “you do not have permission to play Fortnite” error, then the first thing to do is to check the game’s server status. When a new update goes live in Fortnite, players tend to hop in the game as quickly as they can, which causes the servers to get overflood with players and causes errors like this to occur.

The hype around the collaboration with Star Wars right after the Avatar X Fortnite Event, which was a massive success, got the players wanting to try it on the launch day, which caused the servers to crash. There is a high chance that this is the cause of the error, and you should wait for Epic Games to resolve the issue.

What to Do If You Are Still Getting The Connection Error in Fortnite?

If you are still getting the error even after the servers are fully operational, then you should try the following:

  • Restart Fortnite.
  • Restart your Router.
  • Change your DNS address.
  • Try to connect to Fortnite with a different network.
  • Verify game files.

Try the above options to troubleshoot your issue and potentially fix the error. If nothing else works for you, then you should wait some time for the error to fix itself. Errors like these are mostly server-sided and will generally go away after some time, allowing you to connect to Fortnite. While you wait for the error to resolve, check out everything you need to know about the Fortnite X Star Wars Event.


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Umair Niazi
Umair is a Contributing Writer at Prima Games, who has been in the industry for 3+ years. His immense love for games fueled his interest in game development, which he is currently studying. When he's not working or studying, you will find him sweating in a Counter-Strike lobby or trying to defeat Isshin Ashina in Sekiro. Curse you old man!!!