Fortnite: How to Fix Error Code 91

Struggling to get into the lobby in Fortnite? Try out these fixes to get in game.

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If you’ve tried loading into the lobby but couldn’t connect, you’re not the only one. Many players have been struggling to join matches and have even been dropped from them because of issues. Here’s how to fix Error 91 in Fortnite.

Fortnite Error Code 91 Explained: What Does It Mean?

Fortnite Error Code 91 appears when there are server connection issues. It has been popping up for years, booting unsuspecting players from matches and locking them out of lobbies. I’ve run into it myself plenty of times — and it’s always frustrating.

Another potential cause for Error Code 91 can be corrupted game files, though it’s more likely the servers are the cause. Regardless, let’s look at some ways to keep it from happening.

Every Way to (Potentially) Fix Error Code 91

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Receiving an error code is just no good, no matter if you’re playing Fortnite or any other game with an online component. Sometimes, it’s caused by something on your end. Other times, Epic is to blame. No matter how you get Error Code 91, you’ll want to know if you can fix it. Here’s what to do.

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Check Server Status

Checking to see if the Fortnite servers have been brought down for maintenance is a good starting place for any connection issues.

  • Head to the Epic Games Public Status page to check.
  • Keep an eye on 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 Game Files

It’s always possible that some of your game files have been corrupted, either when downloading the game itself or downloading and installing an update. To ensure none of the files have been compromised, go to the Settings menu in the launcher, then select Verify.

Restart the Game

This sometimes magically fixes all issues. It’s also a good idea to restart your computer. A soft restart can flush cached files and processes from your system.

Turn Crossplay On

You may be timing out of a lobby due to a lack of players on your chosen platform. Go to the settings menu in-game to turn on Crossplay in the Privacy tab.

Reset Your Network Connection

Testing and resetting your internet connection can oftentimes be the quickest solution top getting around something like Error Code 91. While the problem can be server-side, I think it’s always best to make sure your internet is performing properly.

Turn Off NAT

Network Address Translation can be on if you wanted stricter data sharing. Turn this off in your computer’s Network and Sharing Center.

Reinstall Fortnite

This isn’t an ideal fix, but a fresh install can clear up Error Code 91. Simply uninstall from the launcher, wait until Install reappears, then reinstall.

Submit a Ticket

If all else fails, submit an official support ticket to Epic Games Support via the Fortnite Support page.

That’s how to fix Error Code 91 in Fortnite. Trying these different solutions can help you drop back into a match faster than repeatedly attempting to queue the lobby. 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.

About the author

Ashley Erickson

Ashley, otherwise known as Glitchiee, is an avid gamer of RPGs, TTRPGS, farming sims, The Sims, and a variety of games in between. Playing on the NES and SNES, collecting 1st gen Pokemon cards, and playing on her Gameboy color are some of her favorite memories from early childhood. Combined with a passion for writing, Ashley is focused on bringing the best news, guides, reviews and lists the industry has to offer.