Fortnite is a fast-paced PvP (Player VS Player) survival game where players fight against each other to be the last one standing. There are times, however, where this game can give error codes and wont work. This can be annoying.
If you are getting ForFortnite ‘error code 91: party services are currently experiencing technical difficulties’ when trying to join a party on the Fortnite Battle Royale, we are here to help. The error message is a bit different in older versions of the game, so if you are seeing ‘The party is currently not responding to join request. Please try again later,’ it’s usually caused by the same issue.
This error crops up when playing Fortnite on almost all the gaming platforms, including PC, Xbox One, and PS4 consoles. In most cases, this problem is caused by missing or corrupted game files.
The problem can also be triggered by an antivirus program or if on PC, the game not having proper privileges to access the files. In this article, we will go over all the most common causes of the Error code 91 when playing Fortnite. We will also include several ways to resolve this issue.
What Does The Fortnite Error Code 91 Mean?
The Fortnite Error code 91 means that you can no longer have access to the Epic games launcher. It is an error that suggests that there is a problem with your game files. So, if you are getting this error, you will need to do some Fortnite troubleshooting.
With this error occurs, you will be automatically disconnected from the game. You can try to use the Epic Game Launcher’s built-in repair tool, but in most cases you will have to do your own troubleshooting.
What Causes Fortnite Error Code 91?
The inability to join parties on this game may be caused by a number of things. The right fix for error code 91 Fortnite will mainly depend on what is triggering the message. In this regard, here are some of the common causes of Fortnite error code 91:
Wrong Privacy Settings Configuration
If the privacy settings for the Fortnite game are not set correctly, you may end up getting error code 91. This is particularly the case when the privacy settings on the Fortnite farm are set to ‘Public’. In such a case, you will need to change the settings to ‘Private’ to resolve error code 91.
Unverified Game Files
In most cases, Fortnite players have reported unverified game files to be the leading cause of error code 91, especially on Windows computers. To resolve such an issue, you need to verify the integrity of the game files you have in your system.
In some cases, you may get the error code 91 message simply because Fortnite servers in your region are under maintenance or overcrowded. Before attempting the more advanced remedies, you should first check the server status to see if this is the issue.
If the problem is with the servers, then you should consider changing your location, as we will explain a bit later in this article. If not, then simply waiting until the server is less congested may be your only option.
How To Fix The Fortnite Error Code 91
As mentioned earlier in this guide, the error code 91 Fortnight message may appear on any device, including PC, Nintendo Switch PS4, and Xbox One consoles. Since the problem may be caused by an array of things, it is better to get the simple things out of the way, to begin with.
Discussed below are the methods and procedures you may follow to clear error code 91:
Method 1: Restarting
A considerable number of players have been able to clear error Code 91 Fortnite Mobile, or on any other gaming device for that matter, by just rebooting the device. To do this, you need to click on the menu icon, positioned on the top-right corner of the game window.
From this menu, just select the power button in order to exit your game session. After that, you will need to shut the device down and turn it back on. There is no reason to unplug the power cord from the power outlet socket. Allow the console or gaming PC to remain off for a few minutes, and then turn it back on.
Once the device is back on, start the Epic Launcher, and then launch the Fortnite game. You should then click on the ‘Plus’ icon at the empty slots on either side of your character, and invite friends from the list that comes up. If you are still getting the code 91 error message, you should consider removing the friends you do not play with from the list.
Method 2: Verify Game Files
You may be getting the error code 91 notification simply because the game files in your device are yet to be verified. This problem is prevalent in Windows as well as on PS4, and Xbox One consoles. To clear the Fortnite error code 91, in this case, you need to verify your game files.
Verifying game files compares the Fortnite game files installed on your device to those of the latest game version. If they differ, the process will replace or add the files accordingly. The procedure for verifying Fortnite game files varies from one gaming device to another, as follows:
How To Verify Fortnite Game Files On Windows
To verify the installation of game files, all you have to do is navigate to the game in your Library and click on the three dots in the corner. Then, click ‘Verify’ in the drop-down navigation. Depending on how large the game you are verifying is, it may take some time for the files to be verified. After it’s complete, click ‘Launch’ to start your game.
How To Verify Fortnite Game Files Of PS4 And Xbox One
Earlier in this post, I stated that the Fortnite error code 91 can be triggered by broken files. Well, this method shows you how to remedy the corrupted files.
To clear error code 91 on Xbox One and PS4 consoles, you need to verify the Fortnite game files, which should be done from the launcher. To begin with, it is advisable to first restart the device to enhance the chances of success.
Once the console has restarted, navigate to your game Library through the launcher, and locate the Fortnite game. Now click on the three-dot icon adjacent to the Fortnite game to reveal the Options context menu. Select ‘Verify’ from the drop-down options menu.
Depending on how large the files are, it may take some time for the verification process to complete. Allow the device ample time to complete the verification process. Once done, restart the game and launch Fortnite to check whether Error code 91 has cleared.
Method 3: Join A Party From Your Epic Friends List
Error code 91 means that you can not join parties using conventional methods. The most effective workaround for this problem is to try and join the party you are interested in from your Epic Friends List. To begin with, you need to add your friends to your Epic Account.
In order to do this, you will need to login to your account using your credentials. Once you have added them to your friends list, you can easily invite them to join a party, as illustrated below:
Step One: Add Friends To Your Epic Account
Launch Fortnite on your gaming device, and open the Fortnite menu. Next, navigate to the Friends tab, and select the ‘Add Friends’ option. At this point, you will be required to enter either the Epic username or email address in order to send a friend request.
Step Two: Try To Join The Party
Once your friend has accepted the friend request you sent, try to join the party and see if the error message will resurface. For Xbox One users, you should use your friend’s Xbox Gamer tag to add them on Fortnite.
Method 4: Clear The Cache And Delete Temporary Game Files
Just as is the case with other video games, Fortnite stores temporary files and data in order to improve gameplay. If this temporary data happens to be corrupted, you may also be unable to join parties on Fortnite.
If the cached data is corrupted, you may also encounter connectivity issues and unsuccessful game loads. To fix such issues, you need to clear the cache on your console or verify the integrity of your game files on PC. Depending on the gaming platform you are using, here is how you should go about it:
Clear Cache And Delete Temporary Fortnite Files On Xbox One
Clearing The Cache
As opposed to the Xbox 360, the Xbox One does not have a menu option for clearing the cache. To clear the cache, turn the console off, and wait for the indicator lights on the console, and the power brick to go off. Once off, unplug the power brick from the console, as illustrated by the Xbox One user manual.
Allow the device to sit for about 30 seconds, before inserting the power brick into its slot and powering the device back on. This operation will clear the cache on your Xbox One console. Next, you need to delete your game data from the hard drive.
Deleting Temporary Game Files
From the Xbox Home, navigate to Settings >System >Storage. Select the ‘Manage Storage’ option towards the right-hand side of the screen and then select ‘View Contents’. Highlight the Fortnite game, press the Menu button, and select ‘Manage Game’. On the left side, select ‘Saved Data’, then choose the game to access its saved data. You may now use the Options Menu to view more file information and delete it.
Clear Cache And Delete Temporary Fortnite Files On PlayStation 4
Step 1: Clearing The Cache
Just as is the case with the Xbox One console, PS4 consoles do not have a menu option for clearing the cache. To clear the cache on your PS4 console, you need to power it off (do not enter the Rest Mode).
Wait until the indicator light on top of the console stops blinking to unplug the power cord from the back of the console. Allow the console to sit disconnected for about 30 seconds. You should then plug the power cord back into the console and power it back on.
Step 2: Deleting Saved Game Data
This operation is aimed at deleting the game saves, player profiles, and other data that is automatically saved to the hard disk during gameplay. At the top of your Dashboard, open the Settings menu, and then navigate to Storage >System Storage.
Next, select ‘Saved Data’ and then choose the Fortnite game to access its saved data. Now press the ‘Options’ button, then select the ‘Delete’ option. You should then select the saved data files you would like to delete, and select ‘Delete’ once again.
Method 5: Switch Game Privacy Settings To Private
If the above-described methods have not paid off, this one my does the trick. The objective here is to have the party host set the game privacy to ‘Private’. Since you are the one trying to Jain a party, you need to have the party host do the following:
Step 1: click on the three horizontal lines located at the top-right corner of the Fortnite main menu screen. This should display the Privacy option towards the left side of the list that pops up after clicking.
Step 2: Select the Privacy option to expand the menu. Now set the Privacy settings to ‘Private’.
Once you are done, try inviting the players who were getting the “The party is currently not responding to join request. Please try again later” error message. To enhance the chances of success, the players also need to set their privacy to Private before attempting to join the party.
The inability to join your friend’s parties on the Fortnite game may be caused by several things, such as unverified game files, wrong privacy settings, and server issues. If the problem is the developer’s servers, you just have to wait for the problem to be resolved. If it is any of the other causes, you should be able to clear the Fortnite error code 91 on your own using the steps illustrated in this guide.