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How to fix login timed out in Fortnite, explained

Seems like the servers are also Wrecked.

Jumping into Fortnite only to be hit with an error like “login timed out” can be super frustrating. This guide covers what the “login timed out” error means in Fortnite and all possible fixes, so you can jump back into the game as soon as possible.

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How to fix the “login timed out” error in Fortnite

Login timed out” is an error that tends to appear at the start of new Fortnite seasons. This message is most common on PlayStation 4 (PS4) and PlayStation 5 (PS5), preventing players from entering the game entirely.

Thankfully, Epic Games is aware of the “login timed out” error and is working hard to fix it. While restarting Fortnite can occasionally work, fixing this issue will be a case of patience for the majority of players.

Keep an eye on the Fortnite Status account on X (formerly Twitter) to stay up to date on known issues and fixes. This official account posts whenever new errors are found and, best of all, when bugs have been squashed and you can jump onto the Island again.

In rare cases, the “login timed out” error can instead be the result of connection issues. If you’re reading this from the future and have been seeing this error for some time, I recommend contacting Epic Games support directly.

Connection issues can vary wildly depending on your ISP (internet service provider) and router model, meaning there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” solution. Luckily, Epic can point you in the right direction once you fill in your details. Or tell you that they’re working on it and to be more patient. One of the two.

While you’re waiting for the busy bees at Epic Games HQ to do the un-wreck their servers, check out our guides on Mythic weapons and all NPC locations in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 to prepare for the new season.

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