Fortnite: How to fix error code 0 ‘please restart your client’ on PC in Chapter 2 Season 7

If Fortnite shows error code 0 and tells you “please restart your client”, here’s what you need to do.

by Rob Leane
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If you’ve been hit by Fortnite error code 0, we’ve got the answers you seek right here!

Even if you’re playing on a great gaming laptop for Fortnite or on a beefy PC, things can still go wrong, leaving you possibly unable to play Fortnite. This is especially frustrating given the release on Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7, in which new and returning players will want to explore all the new content Epic’s smash hit has to offer.

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To find out how to fix Fortnite error code 0, keep reading…

What is Fortnite error code 0?

Appuals.com reports that Fortnite error code 0 “is generally due to a problem while trying to configure your connection to the anti-cheat system or maybe due to restricted privileges to the game.”

Essentially, this means the problem boils down to one of two things: Anti-Cheat, or Admin Privileges…

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How to fix Fortnite error code 0

MetaBomb.net reports that there is a relatively easy fix to this issue, at least if you’re playing on PC. We’ll break down the PC fix for you now…

Step 1: Type the letters CMD into your Windows search bar. This will bring up the Command Prompt interface, which you can open as a System Administrator.

Step 2: Once you’re into Command Prompt, type in “sfc /scannow” and press enter on your keyboard. Windows will run some tests and then restart your PC – make sure you’ve saved any files before you do this!


Step 3: When your computer starts up again, you should be able to load up Fortnite and start playing as normal! If this doesn’t work, you might want to try uninstalling Fortnite and then downloading it afresh.

Step 4: Check the Fortnite server status, because it might not be you – it could be a temporary problem with the Epic network! In which case, maybe go and make a cuppa and wait for this to all blow over?

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Rob Leane