Fortnite may be one of the biggest games around right now but it has had its fair share of issues. From broken updates and server issues to a whole range of computer problems causing the game to crash. Not all of it is Epic’s fault though. Local crashes are not always the fault of the developer. Not that it matters as all you want to do is get the game working again. This tutorial is going to show you some things to try if Fortnite keeps crashing on your PC.
A prime example of when it is Epic’s fault that Fortnite crashes are updated 5.21 when they introduced a bug that kept crashing the game. It was quickly addressed but didn’t endear the developer to the player base. There are other crashes that aren’t the fault of Epic and those are the ones I’m going to concentrate on here. Issues with your local PC that can be quickly fixed so you can get your game on as quickly as possible.
The increased CPU speed could also be a reason for the Unexpected Fortnite Crashing on Windows 10 issue. If the problem appears after you overclocked your CPU, you can set the CPU clock speed back to the default to solve the problem.
Here are the detailed steps.
- Step 1: Restart your computer. When the manufacturer’s logo appears, press F2 in time to enter BIOS.
- Step 2: Go to the Advanced tab.
- Step 3: Locate Performance and find an Overclocking option.
- Step 4: Disable Overclocking option.
- Step 5: Save the changes and exit BIOS.
- Now restart your computer and see if Fortnite crashing issue has been fixed.
Update your drivers
Your game may crash if you are using a wrong device driver of it’s out of date. You should update all your drivers on your computer and see if this fixes your issue. You can update your driver manually or automatically. The manual process is time-consuming, technical, and risky, so we won’t cover it here. Nor do we recommend it unless you have excellent computer knowledge.
Updating your driver automatically, on the other hand, is very easy. Simply install and run Driver Easy, and it will automatically find all the devices on your PC that need new drivers, and install them for you. Here’s how to use it.
1) Download and install Driver Easy.
2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
3) Click the Update button next to each device to download the latest and correct driver for it, then you can manually install it.
You can also click the Update All button at the bottom right to automatically update all outdated or missing drivers on your computer (this requires the Pro version — if you don’t already have it, you will be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
Change your TDR settings
Your game may crash because of your TDR recovery level setting. You should change the setting and see if this helps you. You should first open Registry Editor and back up your registry:
1) Press the Windows logo key and R on your keyboard to invoke the Run box.
2) Type “Regedit” and press Enter on your keyboard.
3) Click File, then click Export.
4) Select the location where you want to save the backup copy, then type a name in the File name box. After that click Save.