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How to fix ‘profile query failed’ error in Fortnite

For players who just want to get back to their game night with the squad.

When playing Fortnite with friends, one of the most frustrating things that can happen is getting kicked out in the middle of a match. Errors like these have the potential to ruin your night, especially if you can't find a solution. One of the errors players have been encountering in Fortnite is the "profile query failed" error. Discover the fix to this "profile query failed" interruption below so you can continue your gaming session as soon as possible.

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'Profile Query Failed' Error and How to fix it in Fortnite

What Causes the 'Profile Query Failed' Error in Fortnite?

This error is often caused by the most recent Fortnite update. The error kicks players from any game that they are currently in and prevents them from queueing for another match. It may also trap players in a perpetual log-in screen, denying them access to the game's main menu. If this issue is caused by Epic Games' newest update, it is not a network problem, so resetting your router will not fix the error.

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How do you fix the 'Profile Query Failed' Error in Fortnite?

This error is mainly fixed by downloading the recent Fortnite update. This can be done by opening the Epic Games launcher and opening the Settings icon under Fortnite in the Game Library. From this menu, click the "Auto Update" box to ensure Fortnite downloads and installs the latest update. This typically fixes the issue, but there is a second fix that may work as well.

Some players find that unlinking their Google account from their Fortnite account solves this error. This connection from Google to Fortnite can interfere with a player's ability to use cross-play on some occasions. To unlink your Google account from Fortnite, select the "Account Settings" tab on the Epic Games Launcher.

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