How To Fix Fortnite Error Code LS-0016

How To Fix Fortnite Error Code LS-0016

It's never fun when you want to play Fortnite and just get an error code.

Fortnite is a regularly reliable online game, but it isn’t without occasional issues. More often than not, any Fortnite errors or problems come from the game itself and aren’t something the player has any control over. However, it’s always best to be aware of what an error might be. Here’s how to fix Error Code LS-0016 in Fortnite.

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At present, Fortnite is experiencing some downtime before the next big patch hits on Oct. 4. While that is the explanation for the error code at this moment, at any other time, you’ll need the below information.

How To Fix Error Code LS-0016 in Fortnite

As said, before digging too deeply into an error on Fortnite, your best bet would be to check with the @FortniteStatus Twitter account.

Epic Games gives the full Fortnite error code listing as LS-0016: Game is Unavailable. This means that it isn’t necessarily anything that you can fix.

They state the cause for this error as:

This error usually means that your game is in the process of being updated. Once the update is released and downloaded you should be able to launch the game without any problems.

However, if you are somehow getting this error without there being an update, there are a couple of solutions that Epic gives.

They recommend fully closing the launcher on your computer and then restarting to refresh “the entitlements on your Epic Games account.”

You can also verify your game files to “ensure your game is installed and updated properly.”

To do this, Epic gives the steps as follows:

  • Open the Epic Games Launcher.
  • Click on the Library.
  • Click on the three dots next to the game you want to verify.
  • Click on Verify.

This should be everything you need to know for how to fix Error Code LS-0016 in Fortnite. Once downtime is done, Fortnite will be able to play once more.


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Cameron is a freelance writer for Twinfinite and regularly covers battle royales like Fortnite and Apex Legends. He started writing for Twinfinite in late 2019 and has been lucky enough to review many really great games. While he loves a good shooter, his heart will always belong to JRPGs.