How to fix the Fortnite checking Epic services queue


Jonesy wearing sunglasses in Fortnite Chapter 5
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Are you looking to fix the Fortnite checking Epic services queue? Then we might have some answers for you.

At the time of writing, Fortnite is back on top of its game with an amazing end to Chapter 4 and a thrilling beginning to Chapter 5 Season 1, making the servers a bit unstable as millions of players look to log in.

In this guide, we'll walk you through some possible solutions for the Fortnite checking Epic services queue. Without further ado, let's begin.

Fortnite checking Epic services queue - How to fix

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It's not unreasonable to be put in a queue with the high demand of players looking to get into the game. The Fortnite checking Epic services queue might mean the wait is simply too long or maybe your connection to the servers has timed out.

In any case, there are some simple steps you can follow to ensure the error is on Epic Games' side and not on your end.

Check Fortnite server status

First and foremost, check to see if the Fortnite server status updates are looking good. If they're not, trying to come up with a solution for yourself will only amount to time wasted.

Close Fortnite and the Epic Games launcher

Pretty self-explanatory. If you're on console, simply close the game and restart it. If you're a PC gamer, then close everything, including the Epic Games launcher.

Check your internet connection

Hey, maybe it is you after all. Perform a quick internet connection check and see if your PC or console are connected properly to your network.

You can try power-cycling your devices by doing the following.

  • Turn off the router you're using
  • Unplug the power adapter
  • Wait for a few minutes
  • Plug the power adapter and turn on your router
  • Wait for the connection to reestablish and confirm if you can (or can't) connect to Fortnite

Why does the checking Epic services queue error happen?

This issue happens mainly due to network errors while trying to connect with the Fortnite servers. Oftentimes it also happens because Epic is having issues with the servers themselves, so even if you try to fix it on your own, you won't be able to log in to Fortnite until the devs find a solution.

For more articles like this, take a look at our How To and Fortnite page.