How To Fix Crashing Of Fortnite?

    How To Fix Crashing Of Fortnite?

    Fortnite by Epic Games is a 2017 online video game. You may have found that Fortnite tends to crash on your PC while you are a normal user. It has recently become an ongoing problem, which is very annoying.

    Your main concern must be how crashes can be repaired on your PC. We’ll show you how we explain the steps in this post.

    Fix Crashing Fortnite on your PC

    Fortnite could crash for myriad reasons on your PC. Temperature, drivers, and overclocks are a few to list.

    Try playing other graphically violent games on your PC to confirm if your machine might be the issue.

    Do this for at least an hour to notice any injuries. Try to play various games on your PC for a long time to be sure about your crash source.

    If you have problems with these games too, your machine needs to be repaired. If the game doesn’t crash on the reverse side, then Fortnite has a problem.

    To start on the right footing, however, we outline the minimum requirements your PC requires to work adequately on Fortnite.

    We will also let you know how you can search the Fortnite specifications on your PC.

    Basic Running Fortnite specifications on your PC

    Check the following information to see if Fortnite will run without crashing on your PC.

    • Video card Intel HD 4000. You need the Intel Iris Pro 5200 or later if you are using a Mac.
    • Cpu Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz
    • 4 GB of memory RAM
    • 64-bit Windows 7/8/10 OS. You need OS Mojave 10.14.6 for Mac

    Note that your machine must support the metal API for Mac users.

    How to verify that your PC meets the fundamental device requirements

    If you are using Windows 10, for example,

    •   Click Start on your PC
    •   Click the Settings icon or scroll down to it on the pop-up menu.
    •   Click on the System option.
    •   Scroll to the bottom of the menu and click About
    •   Check your system summary by reviewing your processor type, operating system, and memory. They should meet or exceed the above requirements.
    •   To check your video card specs, open Settings.
    •   Click Display
    •   Head over to the Multiple Display settings and click Advanced Display Settings
    •   Under Display information, confirm your graphic card specs and manufacturer. It should meet or exceed Intel HD 4000.

    If your PC meets the minimum requirements for running Fortnite, you can install and enjoy the game.

    However, other factors may cause crashes, as well. Let’s take a deeper dive.

    Troubleshooting Fortnite Crashes on your PC

    1. Run Epic Games Fortnite Launcher as an Administrator

    Conduct a simple test on your Windows account to determine its sufficiency in playing a Fortnite game. Head over to the Fortnite launcher on your PC. Right-click on the launcher and select Run as Administrator. The game should operate smoothly on your PC; however, take charge of your PC folder through the following steps: 

    •   Right-click on the Fortnite folder and choose Properties
    •   Pick on the Security tab and edit.
    •   Next, select your account and find out whether you have full control of your Fortnite folder.
    •   If you lack complete control, ensure to add before closing the windows.
    •   On the original window, select Advanced.
    •   Confirm owner at the top side of the new window
    •   Click on change and choose your account in the window that follows.
    •   Select OK. The system should make a change.
    •   Try playing Fortnite again.

    2. Change Fortnite Graphic Settings

    Fortnite may crash on your PC because your game graphic settings are high. To be sure about this, try lowering the graphic settings. On your PC, change your video resolution and see if this fixes your problem.

     Here is how to find out your screen resolution on Windows 10:

    • Click the Start menu on your computer and choose Settings.
    • Click on Ease of Access on the panel.
    • Click on Additional Display Settings you will find on the Display section.
    • You will spot the Scale and Layout section. Here is where you find your screen resolution settings.
    • While the manufacturer recommends the default settings, you can select the drop-down menu and choose the resolution you prefer.
    • You may also lower the graphic quality settings to “Medium” or lower from the in-game Video Settings menu.

    3. Deactivate Timeout Detection

    The timeout detection and recovery feature could be one reason Fortnite keeps crashing on your PC. The setting may erroneously receive the signal that your graphic card has locked out. In response, it causes a crash. To turn off timeout detection: 

    •   Create windows Restore point
    •   Press the Windows key on your PC followed by R
    •   Type the word “Regedit” and click Enter
    • Head over to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers
    •   On the right pane, locate Tdrlevel, click on it and try finding step 7
    •   Right-click in the right pane and choose New, QWORD (64-bit)
    •   Double click on TdrLevel, give it ‘0’ value click OK.
    •   Turn off the registry editor and reboot your PC.
    •   Try out Fortnite again.

    4.Update GPU Drivers

    Make sure that you have the latest stable drivers installed for your Graphics Card. You may also do a clean install, which involves completely removing the outdated drivers before installing the latest one.

    5.Disable or lower CPU Overclocks

    Overclocking your CPU requires extensive testing as each die has different stability characteristics.

    If you are new to overclocking, we recommend completely disabling it as this might be causing stability issues and causing Fortnite to crash.

    6.Do a clean reinstall of Fortnite

    If everything else fails, this might be your last option. We recommend completely removing Fortnite, deleting all the temporary files, and performing a registry cleanup using any of the free or paid tools out there.

    Reinstalling the game again then should do the trick.


    Fixing Fortnite on your PC isn’t rocket science. With the steps outlined, you can play Fortnite on your PC again without having to worry about crashes. Review each step and find which one works best for you.

    Rajat Singh
    Rajat Singh is the Editor-in-chief at Bioinformatics India, he is a Master's in Bioinformatics and validates all the data present on this website. Independent of his academic qualifications he is a marketing geek and loves to explore trends in SEO, Keyword research, Web design & UI/UX improvement.

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