[Updated] Fortnite for PC stuck on loading or 'Connecting' screen after v21.30 update, issue acknowledged

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on June 21, 2022) follows:

Fortnite is currently the most popular battle-royale game in the industry. Epic Games has been responsible for turning the game into an extremely popular phenomenon.

Fortnite developers offer constant support to the game with a lot of new content. Also, it receives routine updates with bug fixes and weapon balances.

However, currently Fortnite players on PC are facing an issue where they get stuck on the initial loading or ‘Connecting’ screen, preventing them from accessing the game.

Fortnite (PC) stuck on loading or ‘Connecting’ screen after latest v21.30 update

According to multiple reports, many Fortnite players on PC are completely unable to access the game as it gets persistently stuck on the ‘Connecting’ screen.

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Fortnite Stuck On Loading

I just installed the game, my pc is able to run it but when i run the game it gets stuck on connecting and in the task manager it says not responding . pls help
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Fortnite Stuck On Loading

You’re not alone, I’ve got the exact same problem. After updating, when I try to launch the game it gets stuck and frozen on a loading screen. I play on a pc, laptop, performance mode, and I never had this problem before.
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It seems that the problem started from the installation of the most recent Fortnite v21.30 update.

Game not working after update

Stuck at splash screen – blue line just has the small part of RHS to go

PC Platform Europe Server – Fortnite not responding. PC reboot has no effect

left it alone and game crashed after 5 mins
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Official acknowledgment

The Epic Games team is already aware of the issue and is working on a fix. However, there are no details of an ETA for its rollout yet.

We are aware that some PC players may get stuck on login during the “Connecting” screen.

We’ll provide an update when we have more info.
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We will update this story as new developments on the matter emerge.

Update 1 (June 24)

11:37 am (IST): Fortnite support has confirmed that the issue with loading screen has now been resolved.

NOTE: You can also check out our Fortnite bugs/issues tracker.

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