Friday, August 19, 2022

Fix: Fortnite Stuck On Connecting Screen In 2022

Since its release, Fortnite has become widely popular and played by millions of gamers across the Globe.

But bugs and errors are common in Fortnite. Recently, some users found their game stuck on the connecting screen.

This happens mainly due to server outages but various other factors can also be responsible for this error.

In today’s article, I have discuss what to do when Fortnite is stuck on the connecting screen. Have a look!

Also read: FIX: Fortnite Stuck While Checking For Updates [2022]

What To Do When Fortnite Stuck On Connecting Screen?

Follow the methods given below when Fortnite is stuck on the connecting screen and fix the problem.

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1) Check Your Internet Connection

You need a stable internet connection to run Fortnite. So, when Fortnite is stuck on connecting screen, check if you are having a stable internet connection.

Often a poor network is responsible for these types of problems. You can check the internet speed by clicking here.

2) Restart Your Router

You can also restart your router when having connection issues with Fortnite.

Follow the steps given below to restart your Router or modem:

  • Turn off your PC and the router. Disconnect it from your PC. Allow a couple of minutes before reconnecting everything.
  • Now restart your devices and check if the problem is solved. If you again get the same error, then move on to our next solution.

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3) Check Fortnite’s Server Status

If the Fortnite server is down, then you will not be able to launch the game and it will remain stuck on the connecting screen.

So, visit Fortnite’s official Twitter handle or Epic game’s server status page and check if there is an ongoing issue with the servers.

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If there is an issue, then wait for some time till the servers are fixed.

4) Give Administrative Privileges To Fortnite

Run Fortnite as an administrator. This will bypass any permission restriction that is preventing the game from accessing the internet connection.

To run Fortnite with administrative privileges, follow the steps given below:

  • Right-click on the Fortnite shortcut icon on your desktop and expand its Properties.

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  • Click on the Compatibility tab & check Run this program as an administrator box.

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  • Relaunch Fortnite and if the issue persists, go to the next solution.

5) Update Your Network Drivers

Outdated network drivers can also be the reason why Fortnite is stuck on connecting screen.

So, update the network drivers and see if this can fix the issue:

  • Press Windows + R buttons to open the Run command.
  • Enter devmgmt.msc in the Run dialog box and press the Enter key.

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  • When the Device Manager opens, expand the Network Adapters section.
  • Next right-click on the Network Adapter you are using and choose the Update Driver option.

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  • Choose Search automatically for the drivers option and follow the on-screen instructions.

Restart your PC and check if the problem is solved.

6) Disable Firewall

Sometimes Firewall may interfere with your game and cause Fortnite to get stuck on the connecting screen.

So, disable the Firewall temporarily and this should fix the problem. If you are using any other antivirus program, make sure to disable that too.

To disable Windows Defender Firewall, check the steps as given:

  • Enter Windows Defender Firewall in the Windows search box and select the topmost option.
  • Click on the Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off option.

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  • Next click on the radio buttons for Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended) options. Make sure to click on both the buttons for Private and Public network settings.

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Turn on your Firewall protection later as your device is vulnerable to threats after disabling the antivirus or Firewall.

7) Reinstall Fortnite

If the above steps do not work for you, then reinstall Fortnite. Here are the steps to reinstall Fortnite:

  • Open Epic Games launcher and click on the Library tab.

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  • Find Fortnite and click on the three dots menu.
  • Select the Uninstall option.

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  • Next, visit the Epic Game Store and download Fortnite again.

Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]

  1. What to do if Fortnite is not connecting?

When Fortnite is not connecting,check your internet connection, check the game’s server status, verify the integrity of the game files, disable the Firewall, and reinstall Fortnite.

2. Why is my Fortnite stuck on connecting Xbox?

If the Epic Game’s servers are going offline, the internet connection is not stable, and Xbox one does not have the latest updates installed, then you may find Fortnite stuck on the connecting screen.

3. Why does Fortnite take so long to log in?

If the Fortnite servers are down, your internet connection is unstable, then Fortnite can take long to log in.

You can restart the game, give administrative privileges to Fortnite, update network drivers, disable Firewall, and reinstall Fortnite to fix the problem.

Closing Up

So, that’s it. Now you know what to do when Fortnite is stuck on the connecting screen.

Let us know which method helped you to fix the problem. For any further queries ask us in the comments section given below.

Sanchita Das
Sanchita Das
Creative and focused. Always ready to learn new techniques and improvise accordingly. Loves to meet new challenges and explore new possibilities.

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