Whenever a new content patch rolls out, new and returning Fortnite players come running back to try out everything Epic Games introduced to the game with the latest patch. Mostly during the start of new seasons, the number of players can overwhelm the servers and cause players to experience server-related errors that prevent them from playing Fortnite.
Getting stuck on the connecting screen is a common bug that’s generally related to servers going down due to huge influxes of players. Though the error appears for PC players more often, there have also been instances that the error has also shown up for console players.
Considering getting stuck on the connecting screen is a bug that usually happens due to server-side problems that occur on Epic’s end, you may need to wait it out in most cases. It can also happen due to connectivity issues that may arise on your hand, which you can troubleshoot by applying the fixes on our list.
Here’s how you can fix getting stuck on the connecting screen bug in Fortnite.
Check if the servers are down
If the servers are down, your hands will be tied. It’ll be up to Epic to fix its servers, and you won’t be able to fix the connecting screen bug by applying any of the traditional methods. To save time and effort, you should check how the servers are doing before trying to fix the error by yourself.
Epic has a server status tracker which shows the current server status for all Epic services alongside past logs. If Fortnite or the Epic Games Games launcher are down, you’ll need to wait for Epic to roll out a fix.
When there’s a server-wide bug or error that’s affecting a decent part of the player base, Epic often updates the players through Fortnite’s Status Twitter account. If you’d like to be one of the first players to get into Fortnite after an error or bug gets fixed, you should keep an eye on the Fortnite Status Twitter account.
Alternatively, community hubs like Reddit can be your second…