This is a common error that can affect Fortnite players across PC, Xbox One, PS4, mobile and Nintendo Switch.
Even if you're playing on a great gaming laptop for Fortnite with an awesome Fortnite gaming mouse linked up, there's still a chance that something will go wrong and you'll see error code 83 disturbing your gameplay.
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To find out how to fix Fortnite error code 83, keep reading...
What is Fortnite error code 83?
Although the exact triggers for this error message are hard to nail down, we do know that it tends to stop Fortnite players from communicating with their parties. It is more likely to be caused by server issues than anything else, so it really isn't your fault.
How to fix Fortnite error code 83
As Game Revolution has reported, there are a few things you should check if you see this error message. We'll round them up for you now...
Step 2: Check if the Fortnite servers are down by clicking here, and check if Epic has acknowledged the problem on their official Twitter feed by clicking here. If an issue has been reported by Epic, you will just have to wait for the powers that be to fix it.
Step 3: If there doesn't seem to be any problem with the servers, it's time to take matters into your own hands. Close down Fortnite on your device of choice. Restart the game. Try again to start the party. Yep, it's the tried and tested 'turn it off and on again' trick, and may well get you around this error message.
Step 4: If that doesn't work, try closing down Fortnite and then checking your internet connection. Maybe restart your router, wait for it to connect, then boot up the game again.
Step 5: If the error code persists, keep restarting the game and trying again until you can get in. If you want to go really nuclear, you could even try uninstalling the game and downloading Fortnite again from scratch. That should do the trick, we hope...