If you're having trouble getting Fortnite to play (here, we do not mean the trouble of the techniques to play the game but the compatibility or corrupted files that cause the failed launch or crashes during the game), especially after you update Windows 10 version on your desktop PC or laptop, uninstalling and reinstalling the game might help. If it still cannot fix the problem even when you try the third time, report an error report to Fortnite (Epic) support team.

Before Uninstalling Fortnite

Make sure that you've backed up any in-game setting before following these steps.

Actually, when you remove and then reinstall a game from your Windows 10(or other versions Windows) device, it will automatically remove and reinstall the game from the Xbox App.

How to uninstall Fortnite on Windows 10

Normally, you can

1. Launch Epic Games Launcher.

2. Uninstall Fortnite (click the button next to 'launch' and select uninstall)

3. Restart your Windows 10

4. Launch Epic Games Launcher

5. Install Fortnite

6. Install Fortnite Save The World (optional, click the settings cog and click 'options', tick 'Save The World' and confirm)

7. Launch Fortnite.

There’s one more way to uninstall Fortnite if you get it installed in Microsoft Store.

1. Go to All Apps menu by pressing the Windows button on your device or keyboard, or clicking on the Windows icon at the left bottom of the whole screen.

2. Select All apps, and then find the game on the list.

3. Right-click the game tile, and then select Uninstall.

4. Follow the steps of the instruction to uninstall the game.

To reinstall your game, go to the Microsoft Store app.

1. Select the profile button and go to My Library.

2. Locate your game in the list of available downloads, and then select the download button on the right.

What if I just want to uninstall Fortnite in other devices

Xbox One

1. Start from Home (press the Xbox button on your controller to get to Home).

2. Go to My games and apps.

3. Highlight Fortnite that you want to uninstall.

4. Press the Menu button on your controller.

5. Select Manage Game or Manage App.

6. Press the Menu button on your controller again.

7. Select Uninstall.

Fortnite should be uninstalled on your Xbox One now.


1. Locate the game in the Games Menu

2. Highlight Fortnite that you want to uninstall. Press the Options button on the controller.

3. Select Delete and Confirm.

Xbox 360

1. Go to the Settings hub, and choose System.

2. Select Storage.

3. Select Hard Drive.

4. Select Games.

5. Select the game that you want to delete.

5. Select Delete.



It’s a miracle if you can install Fortnite on PS3. Just in case you are the magician and you need to uninstall the game.

1. Highlight the desired game in the Game menu.

2. Press the triangle button.

3. Highlight Delete and press X.