Fortnite BSOD on Preview Builds

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The players of Fortnite continue to experience issues with the game. one of the issues is called Blue Screen of Death or BSOD. Blue Screen of Death or BSOD is known as a stop error. This one is error screen that shows up on a Windows system after a fatal system error or system crash.

If you have recently become victim to the Blue Screen of Death or BSOD error on PC when launching Fortnite: Battle Royale on when you preview builds, you are not alone. A lot of players started reporting the issue after the last week’s 5.0 update, that kicked off the fifth season of the game. When launching Fortnite, some players of Fortnite would get the terrifying blue screen and needed to be restarted.


It is said that the Blue Screen of Death or BSOD is a common issue experienced across games played on PC, typically upon launch although some have also reported it occurring at random times during play. As stated before, the issue has been increasingly frequent for Fortnite players following thev5.0 update at the release of season 5. This one would force players to continually restart, sometimes numerous times in order to launch the game.

The developer of Roblox called Epic Games usually will shut the game down for maintenance, but for those dealing with a certain issue, it has instructions on how to fix the problem. First of all, they are quickly picked up on the number of players experiencing the error and provided a way to which seems to be caused by a corrupt file. Then, an employee of Epic Games posted on Reddit, explaining that deleting this .bat file should solve the issue, and requires only a few simple steps.

The first thing that you have to do regarding the issue named Blue Screen of Death or BSOD is to navigate to C:\Program Files\Epic Games\Fortnite\FortniteGame\Binaries\Win64\BattleEye. Then, click the Uninstall_BattleEye.bat file (Windows Bath File). After that, you need to click the Install_BattlEye.bat file (Windows Bath File). Please take a note that the location of the C:\drive may be different depending where you have Fortnite installed.

A Reddit user pointed out the BSOD issue stems from the Battleye anti-cheat software that is included in the Fortnite game data. The newest update by the software developer changed how it interacts with the system memory in order to prevent hackers from manipulating particular processes that would affect the game. The result of the issue is Battleye causing some computer to crash, which in turn brings up to the dreaded BSOD. Some players on subreddit did confirm the issue was fixed once they followed the steps, although some others expressed concern on the amount of time it tool to come up with a fix and the use of Battleye in the first place.

As per now, it seems like Epic Games are unable to provide a fix directly themselves. On the other words, it will need some technical work from the user. Fortunately, it should be a straightforward process.

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