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Fortnite Error Code 0 Fix Guide

Find out how to fix Fortnite's Error Code 0 Please Restart Your Client bug here.

Fortnite OG is here, and if you’re encountering bugs like Error 0, you’ll be unable to drop in and get some dubs. I know there’s hype around this Chapter 4 Season 5, so let’s talk about how to fix Error Code 0 “Please restart your client”.

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How to Fix Error Code 0 in Fortnite OG

Error codes are the ultimate way to put a wrench in your gaming plans. I’ve encountered bugs myself, and it’s the last thing I want, especially during a special event like Fortnite OG. Error Code 0 will prevent you from entering a match, or completing one. It’s caused by issues in the anti-cheat system, admin permission errors, or bugs in the game’s files. Here’s what you can do to fix it:

Check Server Status

Checking the server status it the first thing I do when I encounter the error. Doing so will let you know if Fortnite servers have been brought down for maintenance.

  • Head to the Epic Games Public Status page to check.
  • Join the official Fortnite Discord server: The Discord server features a Fortnite status channel, announcements, bug reporting, community support, and more. You can join the forum to chat with other players live and see if anyone else is experiencing the issue.
  • Check the Fortnite Status Twitter/X. This Twitter/X page frequently updates with patches and any bugs the team is aware of and working on.

Verify File Integrity

Since Error Code 0 can occur from file bugs, you’ll want to verify your file integrity. Here’s how to do it.

  • Open Epic Games Launcher > Library > Left-click three white dots under Fortnite > Left-click Manage > Left-click Verify.
  • Wait for the verification process to complete.

Run Fortnite as an Administrator

Oftentimes, you’ll need to run the application as an admin on your PC. Here’s how to do it.

  • Right-click the application shortcut > Run as Administrator.

Restart the Game

The age-old tried and true solution of restarting the game could work for Error Code 0. Restarting your computer or console would also be a good idea.

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Uninstall and Reinstall the Game

Sometimes, it’s best to start from scratch. If you’re unable to fix the bug through workarounds, I recommend uninstalling and reinstalling the game.

Submit a Ticket

As a last resort, you can submit a support ticket to the official Epic Games Support team via the Fortnite Support page.

That’s how to fix Error Code 0  in Fortnite. Unfortunately, if none of them work for you, you’ll need to wait until Epic clears up the issue. In the meantime, check out our guides hub for additional error fixes and more.

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Maddison Ahlbrand
Maddison started her gamer journey traversing the lands of Runescape and World of Warcraft. These days, she can be found playing just about anything, but a lot of her free time is spent playing FPS games like Fortnite, CoD and Valorant. She's been with GameSkinny since February 2023, and has a BA in Art History.