Players have been reporting that when they try to log in to Fortnite, they see an error prompt that says You do not have permission to play Fortnite. While this issue is normally rare, it is not something to be concerned about during an outage.
Normally, this error would mean that there is an issue authenticating your account on the Fortnite servers. Or, if you have modified your Fortnite client, it may just be stopping you from joining the game. With the influx of players reporting the issue in the past 24 hours, it’s safe to say the issue is on Fortnite’s server end. This means that the only real fix for the problem is to wait until they resolve the issue with a hotfix.
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The official Fortnite Twitter account acknowledged the problem and posted a Tweet that says they are working on a resolution, which can be seen below.
Typically, when the problem is big enough that the Fortnite Status Twitter account needs to post about it, that means the issue won’t last long. However, when the issue is resolved, some players may still experience the same problem.
The fix for this is to force the game to close completely and restart it so it automatically applies the update. If you’re on a console, this can be done by closing the game from the home screen. If you’re on PC, you can close it from the Task Manager, or by pressing Alt + F4 while you’re in the game.
That’s all there is to know about this issue!
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