7 Easy Fixes to Solve Fortnite Issues on PS5

Fortnite isn't working on your PS5, or worse, it keeps crashing. Don't worry, let's fix this problem with some simple ways in this article, and of course Fortnite will run smoothly on your PlayStation 5.

1. Restart Your PS5

When you encounter issues with Fortnite or any other game, the first step is to restart your PS5. This can often resolve any temporary issues that may be causing the problem.

To do this, head to the PS5 home screen, press the PlayStation button on your controller, select the power icon, and choose Restart PS5 from the list.

2. Free Up Storage Space

A lack of free storage space on your PS5 can also cause Fortnite to crash.

  1. Select the Settings icon located in the upper right corner of the PS5 home screen.
  2. Choose Storage from the drop-down menu.
  3. Verify the Free space in the right pane under the Console storage tab.
Free Up Storage Space
Free Up Storage Space

To make Fortnite function properly if your PS5 is running low on storage, you might want to remove any unneeded games, screenshots, videos, and game data.

3. Rebuild Database

If Fortnite is taking longer than usual to load or won't start at all, there may be a problem with your PS5 database. You can try rebuilding the database to fix this issue.

  1. Turn off your PS5 and use a USB cord to attach your DualSense wireless controller to the system.
  2. To enter Safe Mode, press and hold the Power button on the PS5 until it beeps twice.
  3. On the controller, press the PS button.
  4. Choose the option to “Clear Cache and Rebuild Database.”
    Rebuild Database
    Rebuild Database
  5. Click on Rebuild Database.
  6. To confirm, click OK.

Hold off till the procedure is over. Your PS5 should then boot up normally. Throughout the process, take care not to unplug your PS5 from its power source.

4. Check if Fortnite Is Down

If you're experiencing network connection errors while playing Fortnite, it's possible that there's a problem with the Fortnite servers.

To check if Fortnite is down, visit the Epic Games Public Status webpage and see if there are any server issues. You can also follow Fortnite Status on Twitter for updates.

5. Update or Reinstall Fortnite

Running an outdated version of Fortnite can cause it to crash on your PS5. Make sure you have automatic updates turned on for your PS5.

Update or Reinstall Fortnite
Update or Reinstall Fortnite

If the issue persists, try updating Fortnite manually by locating the Fortnite icon, clicking the Options button on your controller, and selecting Check for Update.

If that doesn't work, uninstall Fortnite and reinstall it from the PlayStation Store.

6. Install Software Updates

If updating or reinstalling Fortnite doesn't solve the problem, check if there are any pending software updates for your PlayStation 5.

  1. From the Settings menu, pick the gear located in the upper-right corner of the PS5 home screen.
  2. From the selection, choose System.
  3. Select System Software > Update and Configuration.
  4. To update, choose Update System Software.
  5. Choose the option to update using the internet.

7. Reset Your Console Settings

If you're experiencing similar issues with other apps and games on your PS5, consider resetting your console settings to their default. This won't delete any of your games or saved data.

  1. Navigate to System under the Settings menu on your PS5.
  2. Choose Reset Options from the System software tab.
    Reset Your Console Settings
    Reset Your Console Settings
  3. Click on Reset Default Settings.
  4. To confirm, choose Restore in the end.

It can be annoying to deal with Fortnite problems on your PS5, but these easy solutions should help you get the game back up and running.

Restarting your PS5, clearing out storage, and rebuilding the database should be your first steps. Try checking if Fortnite is down, updating or reinstalling the game, installing software updates, or resetting your console's settings if the issue continues.

You'll quickly resume playing Fortnite with a little troubleshooting.