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How to fix Fortnite error Code 23?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The Fortnite error code 23 is an error that can occur when trying to launch the game. This error code can be caused by a number of things, but is most likely due to an issue with your computer's graphics settings. If you are experience this error code, it is recommended that you try to adjust your graphics settings and see if that resolves the issue.

1. Check your internet connection

  1. Open the "Internet Options" program.
  2. Click the "Connections" tab.
  3. Right-click the connection you're using and select "Properties."
  4. Click the "Status" tab.
  5. Look for the "Internet Connection" field and make sure the connection is active and working. If it isn't, try restarting your computer.
  6. If the problem persists, try checking your internet connection by using a different computer. If that doesn't work, try contacting your internet service provider.

2. Restart your computer

  1. On your computer, open the Start menu and click the "Restart" button.
  2. Click the "Restart now" button.
  3. After the computer restarts, log in to your account and check for any updates.
  4. If there are any updates, install them.
  5. If there are no updates, try to restart the computer again.
  6. If the computer still fails to work, try to reinstall fortnite.

3. Update your graphics drivers

  1. Open the Drivers and Hardware utility by clicking on the Start button, type "drivers" in the search bar, and click on "Drivers and Hardware."
  2. Click on "Update Driver" and select the option that best suits your operating system.
  3. Click on "Browse My Computer for Driver Software."
  4. Double-click on the desired driver and follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. Restart your computer if prompted to do so.

4. Verify your game files

  1. Go to your Fortnite installation directory.
  2. Open the Fortnite.exe file.
  3. If you are using a 64-bit version of Windows, open the Fortnite.exe file in the x64 folder.
  4. If you are using a 32-bit version of Windows, open the Fortnite.exe file in the x86 folder.
  5. If you are using a Mac, open the Fortnite.app file.
  6. If you are using a Linux game server, open the fortnite.bin file.
  7. If you are using a Windows 10 game console, open the fortnite.x64 file.
  8. If you are using a PlayStation 4, open the fortnite.ps4 file.
  9. If you are using a Nintendo Switch, open the fortnite.x64 file.
  10. If you are using a Android device, open the fortnite.apk file.
  11. If you are using an iOS device, open the fortnite.ipa file.
  12. If you are using a Mac, open the Fortnite-debug.app file.
  13. If you are using a Linux game server, open the fortnite.log file.
  14. If you are using a Windows 10 game console, open the fortnite.config file.
  15. If you are using a PlayStation 4, open the fortnite.config file.
  16. If you are using a Nintendo Switch, open the fortnite.config file.
  17. If you are using an Android device, open the fortnite.config file.
  18. If you are using an iOS device, open the fortnite.config file.
  19. If you are using a Mac, open the Fortnite-debug.log file.
  20. If you are using a Linux game server, open the fortnite.log file.
  21. If you are using a Windows 10 game console, open the fortnite.log file.
  22. If you are using a PlayStation 4, open the fortnite.log file.
  23. If you are using a Nintendo Switch, open the fortnite.config file.

5. Reset your game settings

  1. Open fortnite and sign in.
  2. Go to the Settings menu and select Game Settings.
  3. Under the "General" section, scroll down and find "Reset Settings." Click on it.
  4. On the next screen, you'll be asked to choose whether you want to reset your game settings completely or just your profile. If you just want to reset your game settings for your profile, click on the "Reset Profile" button.
  5. If you want to reset your game settings completely, click on the "Reset Game Settings" button. On the next screen, you'll be asked to choose whether you want to reset your game settings for your PS4 system or PC system. If you just want to reset your game settings for your PC system, click on the "Reset PC Settings" button.
  6. Once you've made your choices, click on the "Reset Game Settings" button. On the next screen, you'll be asked to confirm your reset. Click on the "Reset" button to complete the process.

6. Run the game as an administrator

  1. Go to the Start menu and type "cmd".
  2. When Command Prompt opens, type "net stop fortnite" and press Enter.
  3. Next, type "net start fortnite" and press Enter.
  4. Finally, type "cmd" and press Enter to close the Command Prompt.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Disable any security software
  2. Reinstall the game