Epic Games has addressed the common ‘Blue Screen error’ experienced by players when trying to launch Fortnite, and has provided a step-by-step solution to the problem.
Dubbed the ‘blue screen of death’, is a common issue experienced across games played on PC, typically upon launch although some have also reported it occurring at random times during play.
The errors has been increasingly frequent for Fortnite players following the v5.0 update at the release of season 5. It would force players to continually restart, sometimes numerous times in order to launch the game.
Epic, who are ever observant on social media channels, quickly picked up on the number of players experiencing the error and provided a solution to which seems to be caused by a corrupt file.
Posting on Reddit, an Epic Games employee explains that deleting this .bat file should solve the issue, and requires only a few simple steps.
We’ve been receiving reports that players are still encountering a Blue Screen error when launching Fortnite. Here are instructions on how to fix the BSOD issue:
- Navigate to C:\Program Files\Epic Games\Fortnite\FortniteGame\Binaries\Win64\BattlEye
- Click the Uninstall_BattlEye.bat file (Windows Batch File)
- Click the Install_BattlEye.bat file (Windows Batch File)
Keep in mind that the C:\ drive location may vary depending where you have Fortnite installed.
Thank you for your patience.
For now it seems that Epic are unable to provide a fix directly themselves, so this will require some technical work from the user. Thankfully it should be a straightforward process.
As Epic points out however, the location of the C:/ drive may vary, depending on where on your drive you have the Fortnite launcher installed.