Fortnite: How to fix error code 23 'game client encountered an application error' in Chapter 2 Season 7

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If you've been hit by Fortnite error code 23, we've got the answers you seek right here as we approach Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7.

Even if you're playing on a great gaming laptop for Fortnite with an exquisite Fortnite gaming mouse linked up, there's still a chance that something will go wrong and you'll see this error interrupting your gameplay.

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To find out how to fix Fortnite error code 23, keep reading...

What is Fortnite error code 23?

Although the exact triggers for this error message are hard to nail down, we do know that it tends to occur when Fortnite players try to launch the game.

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Other than choosing not to open the game, then, there's nothing you can do to prevent it from happening ahead of time! But there are some things you can do to resolve the issue after the fact.

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How to fix error code 23

As one gamer reported on Reddit, there is one easy thing that should fix this error message. Here's what you need to know:

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Step 1: Close the game. Restart your device of choice. Launch the game again. Yep, it's the age-old "try turning it off and on again" fix, and this should be enough to get you back into the game!

Step 2: If you see error code 23 again, repeat step one - turn off your console or computer or device, boot it up, and try again to start up Fortnite.

Step 3: If you still can't get into the game, you could go nuclear - delete Fortnite from your device and download/install the game again. This should well and truly blow the cobwebs out.

Step 4: Check the Fortnite server status at this link, 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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