“My Fortnite keeps crashing on PC.” Recently, there has been a heated discussion related to Fortnite crashing issue. Are you also bothered by it and looking for fixes to solve this problem? Don’t be upset. This post will introduce several possible fixes to handle this issue.

7 fixes for Fortnite crashing on PC

You don’t have to try them all; walk down the list until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Check system requirements
  2. Change the skin
  3. Update GPU drivers
  4. Lower graphics settings
  5. Stop overclock
  6. Verify game file integrity
  7. Repair system files

Fix 1 Check system requirements

If you have no idea about your machine’s specifications, follow the steps below:

  1. Hit the Windows logo key and R on your keyboard to invoke the Run dialogue.
  2. Type DxDiag and click OK.
  3. Check your system information under the System tab.
  4. Click the Display tab to view the graphics details.

View the table below to confirm that your setup aligns with the game’s requirements.

OSWindows 10 64-bitWindows 10 64-bit
CPUCore i3-3225 3.3 GHzCore i5-7300U 3.5 GHz
Memory8 GB RAM8 GB RAM
GPUNvidia GTX 960, AMD R9 280, or equivalent DX11 GPU
AdditionalNVMe Solid State Drive
Windows – Epic Quality PresetsWindows – UEFN
OSWindows 10 64-bitWindows 10 64-bit version 1909 revision .1350 or higher
CPUIntel Core i7-8700, AMD Ryzen 7 3700x, or equivalentQuad-core Intel or AMD with 2.5 GHz or faster CPU
Memory16 GB RAM or higher16 GB RAM
GPUNvidia GTX 1080, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, or equivalent GPUNvidia GTX 960, AMD R9 280, or equivalent DX11 GPU
VRAM4 GB VRAM or higher4 GB VRAM
AdditionalNVMe Solid State Drive
DriversNVIDIA Driver 516.25 or higher for Nvidia Video Cards AMD Driver 22.2.2 or higher for AMD Video Cards

Compare your system with those requirements. If your system falls short of the minimum requirements, consider upgrading your hardware for a smooth gaming experience.

Fix 2 Change the skin

Though it may sound weird, a Redditor suggested changing the skin to solve Fortnite’s crashing woe. He mentioned that several skins may be the reason causing crashing on PC, and it did work for some other Redditors.

Since it does not harm your game and machine, you can give it a shot. View the original post here.

Fix 3 Update GPU drivers

Your Fortnite may be crashing because you’re using an outdated, corrupted, or missing graphics driver. Therefore, keeping your GPU driver up-to-date can possibly fix this problem.

You can visit your graphics manufacturer’s website (such as Nvidia or AMD) to download the latest drivers. But if you don’t have the time, patience, or skills to update the driver manually, you can opt for an automatic solution provided by Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to be troubled by the wrong driver you would be downloading, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version, it takes just 2 steps (and you get full support and a 30-day money-back guarantee):

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
  3. Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
    Or, you can click the Update button next to the flagged graphics driver to automatically download the correct version of that driver, and then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version).
The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support. If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com.

Reboot your PC and see if the Fortnite keeps crashing.

Fix 4 Lower graphics settings

If your game is crashing heavily, you can try to reduce graphics quality to lessen the strain on the system. Note that this may bring a less clear gaming image.

Here is how to navigate to Fortnite graphics settings:

  1. Click on the main menu in the top-right corner.
  2. Click on the gear icon and click Settings.
  3. Under the Video tab, you can adjust your graphics settings based on our following recommendations.
  4. Save your settings and see if your game works better.

Here we list some recommended settings for you:

  • Resolution: Use your monitor’s maximum setting (How to check my monitor resolution?)
  • Frame Rate Limit: Use the maximum value of your monitor’s refresh rate (How to check my refresh rate?)
  • Quality presets: Low
  • 3D Resolution: 100%
  • View distance: middle or far
  • Shadows: Off
  • Anti-aliasing: Off
  • Texture: Less
  • Effects: Low
  • Post-processing: less

How to check my monitor resolution?

  1. Press the Windows logo key and I on the keyboard to invoke Settings.
  2. Click System.
  3. In the Display tab, scroll down to locate the Display resolution.

How do I check my refresh rate?

Click here to check your monitor’s refresh rate. Or you can just search for monitor refresh rate test on Google to try other online testers.

Fix 5 Stop overclock

Enhancing the performance of your games is possible by overclocking your CPU or GPU, but it comes with the risk of instability, leading to game crashes and other issues. Overheating is a common consequence of overclocking.

To stop overclocking, revert your components to their default specifications. This action promotes stability and helps prevent potential damage from excessive overclocking. After that, check whether your Fortnite still keeps crashing on your PC.

Fix 6 Verify game file integrity

If your Starfield game files are missing, corrupted, or damaged, encountering crashes becomes an unavoidable issue. To tackle this issue, you can verify the integrity of the game files and start the repair process. Numerous players have found success with this method, and we trust it will also solve the problem for you.

If you are playing Fortnite on Epic Games Launcher, follow the steps below:

  1. Run Epic Games Launcher and select Library in the left pane.
  2. Click on the three dots (…) under the game to invoke a menu, and then click Verify.

Wait for the process to complete. Once done, exit Epic Games and open it again. If this trick doesn’t fix the crashing, give a shot to the next one.

Fix 7 Repair system files

Problems with system files, like DLLs that are missing, can affect the seamless startup and functioning of both your computer and the game. To check for any faulty system files on your PC, you may want to perform a thorough scan using Fortect.

Fortect is a software armed with advanced technology tailored to safeguard and enhance the performance of PCs. It excels in tasks such as replacing compromised Windows files, removing malware threats, pinpointing unsafe websites, and clearing up disk space. Importantly, all the replacement files are sourced from a comprehensive database of certified system files.

  1. Download and install Fortect.
  2. Open Fortect and run a free scan.
  3. Once done, check the generated report listing all issues detected. To fix them, click Start Repair (and you’ll need to pay for the full version. It comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee so you can refund anytime if Fortect doesn’t fix your problem).

After the repair, restart your computer and Fortnite to check for any improvement.

These are all fixes for tackling the Fortnite crashing issue on PC. If you have any other methods or questions, please feel free to share them with us below.

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