How to fix the you do not have permission to play Fortnite error

How to fix the you do not have permission to play Fortnite error

Fortnite users have reported that the error prompt they receive when they attempt to log into Fortnite says “You don’t have permission” Although this is rare, it should not be a problem during an outage.

This error usually means that Fortnite is having problems authenticating your account. You may also be unable to join Fortnite if your Fortnite client has been modified.

Update March 20, 2022: Fortnite servers were down at 3 AM CT on March 20, 2022 to allow for Chapter 3 Season 2’s transition. Many players report getting the “you don’t have permission” error even though the servers are back up. This could be due to server load issues. Fortnite hasn’t mentioned the issue on their official website, or on their Twitter page. You can only wait for Fortnite, however, to fix the issue. You can check their official Twitter page to see if they have acknowledged the issue and when it will be resolved.

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The problem won’t usually last for long if it is so severe that Fortnite Status Twitter accounts have to post about it. However, players might still be affected by the problem even after the issue has been resolved.

You can fix this by forcing the game close completely and restarting it so that the update is applied automatically. You can close the game from your home screen if the console is used. On a PC, you can either close the game from the Task Manager or press Alt + F4 while the game is running.

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This is all you need to know about the issue.

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