Many players are reporting a new error in Fortnite that is preventing them from playing the game. The message reads something along the lines of “You do not have permission to play Fortnite” or “Your account no longer has play access to Fortnite.” The message is standard for banned players, but now regular players who usually have access are locked out. Here’s how to fix the “You do not have permission to play Fortnite” error.

How to fix “You do not have permission to play Fortnite” Error

The error preventing players from joining Fortnite refers to account permissions. If you are receiving the “You do not have permission to play Fortnite” and do not have any outstanding bans, there is no need to panic. According to the official FortniteStatus Twitter, this is a known issue at the moment.

There is an ongoing issue with the Fortnite servers, and the team over at Epic Games is aware of it and fixing it. There’s nothing you can do to resolve the issue because it’s on the developers’ end. At this time, it’s best to be patient and wait for a fix to rollout. Epic Games has historically been very quick in addressing and resolving any known issues that affect a significant percentage of the player base. 

While the issues are being resolved, you may want to check out our Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 challenges guide. We put together a list of all the awakening challenges and week-by-week mission walkthroughs. You can also look at the Season 4 Punch Cards and Season 4 XP Coin locations if you want some extra Battle Pass XP.