How to Fix Fortnite Crashes in Chapter 2 Season 5

Published 02/15/2021, 11:09 AM EST


Epic released Fortnite in July 2017. Ever since, Fortnite has taken over the battle royale genre amassing $293 million in 2020. Chapter 2 Season 5 has only built upon this success by securing collaborations with Star Wars, God of War and Halo. Despite all this financial success, Fortnite has been plagued with gameplay issues. From cheaters and stream-snipers to FPS drops and the game completely crashing, Fortnite has seen it all.

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Reasons for Fortnite crashing

One of the most common issues with Fortnite and other games supported by the Epic launcher is crashing. This is in the form of a black screen that eventually leads to the Epic launcher closing. Epic addresses these issues and provides step-by-step help on their website. Some of the reasons your Fortnite could be crashing are:

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  1. Your PC/Mac does not meet the minimum system requirements to run Fortnite.
  2. Missing or corrupt game files.
  3. Outdated video card drivers.

How can you fix these issues?

The minimum system requirements to run Fortnite as per Epic are:

Video Card: Intel HD 4000 on PC or Intel Iris Pro 5200 or equivalent AMD GPU on Mac
Processor: Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit or Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6

The recommended specifications are further mentioned on their site.

Fortnite,

  1. Open the Epic Games Launcher.
  2. Go to your Library.
  3. Click the three dots next to Fortnite
  4. Click Verify

In order to run Fortnite your video card needs to be updated regularly. This can be done by going to your video card manufacturer’s website using these links:

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Additionally, you can run the application as an administrator, disable background applications and adjust the compatibility mode. Alternatively, the issue could be because of the Epic launcher crashing. For example, the infamous “Error 505” which prevailed when Grand Theft Auto 5 was free on the Epic store.

Fortnite even have a support site called Trello where users can write about problems as and when they experience them. March 16th, 2021 is the day on which Season 6 will arrive. In case you face any of these crashing and performance issues, be sure to try these options.

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Aaron Dias is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently, he is a student at Xaviers College and is heavily invested in eSports. His interest in eSports began when he was young, with titles like FIFA, WWE, and Grand Theft Auto.

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