Fix Fortnite stuck on ‘Checking for updates’ Error

Fix Fortnite stuck on 'Checking for updates' Error

Fortnite is one of the most popular battle royal games around the world. However, players are annoyed nowadays with one of its recent issues which are the “Checking for updates’ error. If you are getting the same error, don’t worry, you’re not alone. In this error, it seems that the game is trying to search for new updates and then the game becomes freeze. The screen is stuck in between and this error comes up. Usually, this bug appears when it has any upcoming Fortnite update which will be out soon or it has been released already. Let’s check out is that any fix for this Fortnite stuck on the ‘Checking for updates’ error.

Fix Fortnite stuck on ‘Checking for updates’ error

There are some workarounds you can try to fix Fortnite stuck on the ‘Checking for updates’ error:

1. Check your internet connection

“Checking for updates” says that the game is attempting to download the latest version but something prevents it from doing it. So, first of all, make sure that your internet connection is working fine and stable. Also make sure that your PS, Xbox Switch, or PC is well connected with the internet and nothing is restricting with game’s ability to download the latest updates.

2. Turn off Modem and Console and restart it

One of the solutions is shared by a Reddit user is that you need to turn off Modem and Console and restart it again and the issue will be resolved. However, you might need to do this method multiple times also if it doesn’t solve on the first try.

3. Try to use another internet alternative

This is another solution shared by a user on Reddit. If your game is connected with the Wi-Fi, try to switch it to the mobile hotspot OR try to connect it with your neighbor’s Wi-Fi and you won’t see ‘Checking for updates’ error. Many players have solved this issue with this method.

4. Check the server status

In case, the above-mentioned solutions don’t work, then the issue must be from the server-side. And so, the only thing you can do is to wait until the devs resolve this issue as we can’t do anything in this case. You can also check the latest updates on Fortnite’s official Twitter handle where they usually update regularly about the status of the game’s servers and new update details.

That’s all for now, to fix Fortnite is stuck on the ‘Checking for updates’ error.

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Prasiddh Thakkar
He has 4+ years of progressive experience in Articles & Blogs Writing for the Tech & Gaming niches. And for the last 6-months, he has been working as a contributing writer at QM Games.

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