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Fortnite ‘Out of Video Memory’ error – How to fix

Update the graphics drivers.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season OG is finally here, but players have encountered bugs and errors while trying to log into the game. The 'Out of Video Memory' error is one of the most common problems players face, so here are a few fixes you can use to resolve it.

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How to fix Out of Video Memory error in Fortnite

The 'Out of Video Memory' error in Fortnite primarily occurs due to incompatible graphics driver versions, low-allocated video memory, corrupted game files, and hardware issues. I faced this error after downloading the Fortnite Chapter 4 OG Season update, where the game crashes on its own with a pop-up highlighting the issue. Here are some of the fixes I've tried and tested to resolve this Fortnite error.

Graphics Driver Update

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The first thing I did was check for a graphic driver update. Depending on your hardware, check for the latest driver update, and install it before starting the game. For instance, I checked for the latest NVIDIA graphics driver. After installing the driver update, the 'Out of Video Memory' error issue was resolved for me. Here are the steps I followed to fix this error.

  • Open the NVIDIA Experience application
  • Select the Drivers tab and click on Check for Updates
  • Click on the Download option (shown in the image above)
  • Once downloaded, select Express Installation to get the latest drivers

For AMD and Intel graphics drivers, follow the process highlighted below:

  • Click on the Start Search bar, and select Device Manager
  • Scroll down to Display Adapter
  • Right-click on the Display Adapter and select Update Driver

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Verify Game Files

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  • Open the Epic Games application and click on Library
  • Find Fortnite in your game Library and click on the three horizontal dots on the right-hand side
  • Click on Manage to open the game files folder
  • Select Verify and wait for the process to end
  • Once the process is completed, log in to the game

Check the in-game graphics settings

One of the other reasons might be related to the game not being compatible with your device with higher graphics customizations. If you can get into the game, visit the Settings tab, and scroll down to the Display Options. Here, you can change the quality presets and experiment with other graphics settings. If you have an older device, I'd recommend selecting the Low preset as it ensures the game runs with maximum performance. You can also toggle the GPU Crash Debugging under Advanced Settings to get better results, although it might slightly impact game performance.

Reinstall the game

If all of the methods mentioned above do not work, you can try reinstalling the game. It's also ideal to reach out to Epic Games detailing your issues specifically for a better resolution. Keep an eye on the Fortnite Status on Twitter/X to check if the developers released any hotfixes for the 'Out of Video Memory' error.

Wondering which new POIs have come in the OG Season? Check out All leaked map changes in Fortnite OG Season (Chapter 4 Season 5) on Pro Game Guides.

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