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Fortnite Error: Failed to Download Supervised Settings Fix

The "failed to download supervised settings" error in Fortnite is back again, luckily it's an easy fix.

Every online game runs into some server issues from time to time and Fortnite is no exception. We may very well be able to help if you’re looking for a “failed to download supervised settings” error fix for Fortnite.

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How to Fix the Failed to Download Supervised Settings Error in Fortnite

Chances are you’re experiencing this error while playing on console, but it’s not entirely possible you won’t be getting it on PC. In any case, this error is to do with the game’s servers. I’ll walk you through the short but necessary steps to check the cause of this error and what you can do to fix it.

Are Fortnite Servers Down? How to Check Server Status

First and foremost, you should check on Fortnite‘s server status before messing with anything else. Check out the official Epic Games Public Status page and look at the Fortnite tab to see if there are any hiccups with the game’s servers. The page shows the status for the login server, matchmaking, and more in its dedicated drop-down. If the servers are fine, you’ll need to take some steps on your own.

Restart Your Console

The next step from the above, if its server status seems fine, is to restart your console to try fixing the “failed to download supervised settings” error. You want to turn your console off completely, rather than putting it in rest mode. I also recommend unplugging your console so it won’t retain any sort of network connection. Do this for a few seconds, then plug it back in and try to launch Fortnite again.

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Reset your Modem and/or Router

This sort of works on the same principle as restarting your console, in that you’re forcing a fresh connection to the internet. In this “failed to download supervised settings” error fix, you’ll need to unplug your modem and/or router and let it sit for several seconds before plugging it back in and reconnecting. I have to do this often as my connection is unstable in general, and it’s a solution for a lot of game network issues.

That’s it for how to fix the “failed to download supervised settings” Fortnite error. If you’re somehow running into this error on PC, restarting your modem/router is your best bet. For more help and tips, check out our Fortnite guides hub.

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Ashley Shankle
Ashley's been with GameSkinny since the start, and is a certified loot goblin. Has a crippling Darktide problem, 500 hours on only Ogryn (hidden level over 300). Currently playing Darktide, GTFO, RoRR, Palworld, and Immortal Life.