Fortnite Stuck On Checking For Updates – Fixes (2023)

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Fortnite is one of the most popular live-service games today—and one that receives frequent updates. Still, there are always chances for players to face crash issues, error codes such as Error Code 91, or bugs from time to time. Recently, we've been getting stuck while checking for updates in Fortnite. Here's what you need to know and ways you can fix it.

How to fix Fortnite error while checking for updates

Fortnite needs a stable internet connection to play, so imagine the frustration of millions of players who are currently unable to work around this issue. Players can neither log in nor matchmake, which might have something to do with the update. The game is currently fixated and says it's checking for updates.

Below are a couple of things you can do to fix this:

  1. If it's a network issue, try restarting your game and make sure you have a stable internet connection.
  2. You can try restarting your PC/Console on which you play the game.
  3. Make sure you verify game files. To do this, click on the Epic Games Launcher. Locate the game in your library, and you will find the dots on the top right. Then, click on the verify button and simply wait for the process to complete.
  4. If none of the above methods work, you can try to uninstall and reinstall Fortnite.

According to the official Twitter account, they are trying to fix the problem and will come up with a fix shortly. Keep an eye out for their tweet, as they will update as soon as this is resolved. You can also check on some troubleshooting ways we mentioned above, but there's no guarantee that it will work.

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Why is Fortnite checking for updates?

As the season is coming to a close, new updates will be arriving in the game every week. Players can expect some massive changes with new cosmetics and items being added in-game. Sometimes, these updates can cause unexpected errors like these, halting players from enjoying the jungle-themed season. You can check the methods mentioned above, as this fixed the issue for us. Well, that's all you need to know about Fortnite being stuck checking for updates.

For more information on Fortnite, check out How to fix ‘unable to join Fortnite login queue’ error and How to fix Fortnite Error ls-0016 on Pro Game Guides.

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About the Author

Shreya's interest in gaming developed back in school, with Clash of Clans in 2006. After that, she moved on to different FPS titles on mobile, and RPGs on PC. Her favorite games include the Dark Pictures series, Disney Dreamlight Valley, Hogwarts Legacy, and Fortnite. She has previously worked as a Games Writer for Dexerto (CharlieIntel). Currently, she is working as a Contributing Writer at Pro Game Guides since January 2023.

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