Fortnite Unexpected Error: How To Fix An Unexpected Error Occurred On Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S

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Fortnite Unexpected Error: How To Fix An Unexpected Error Occurred On Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S

Any Fortnite Unexpected Errors are, well, more than a little annoying, so how can you fix this pesky issue on Xbox?

We know there were some problems with Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2, and there's always the problem of lag swirling around. But the unexpected error is one that is a more bespoke issue cropping up on Xbox One and Series X and preventing people from playing Fortnite altogether.

So what exactly is this mystery error, and can we do anything about it? Read on, to find out what we can do to fix an unexpected error.

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How To Fix An Unexpected Error On Fortnite

There are a lot of potential fixes for this particular issue. We'll highlight some of the possible solutions for you on both the Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S consoles:

Fix Fortnite unexpected error on Xbox One

  • Check the Xbox status if there are any alerts, wait until the service is back up and running and then try again.
  • They also suggest the classic "try turning it off and on again". Hold the Xbox button down on your controller, then select Restart console > restart.
  • If these don't fix the problem, you can try logging out of your account.
  • Close Fortnite altogether (press Start, then quit the game)
  • Restart Fortnite while logged out. It will then prompt you to sign back in.
  • One further suggestion is based on clearing out the Mac address
  • Go to Settings > General > Network Settings > Advanced Settings > Alternate MAC address > Clear.
  • This will restart the system, and might resolve the problem.
How To Fix An Unexpected Error On Fortnite
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Fix Fortnite unexpected error on Xbox Series X/S

  • Check the Xbox status if there are any alerts, wait until the service is back up and running and then try again.
  • They also suggest the classic "try turning it off and on again". Hold the Xbox button down on your controller, then select Restart console > restart.
  • If these don't fix the problem, you can try logging out of your account.
  • Close Fortnite altogether (press Start, then quit the game)
  • Restart Fortnite while logged out. It will then prompt you to sign back in.
  • One further suggestion is based on clearing out the Mac address
  • Go to Settings > General > Network Settings > Advanced Settings > Alternate MAC address > Clear.
  • This will restart the system, and might resolve the problem.
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Whether you are using Xbox One or Xbox Series X, hopefully at least one of these solutions will fix your unexpected error. But if none of these work, Epic Games suggests the following:

Sometimes, it is just a case of waiting for the developers to provide a fix. But in the meantime, give these a go, and we hope you'll be winning at Fortnite again soon.

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What Is The Unexpected Error on Xbox?

What seems to be happening, is that when people are trying to sign-in to play Fortnite, players are receiving the message:

"An unexpected error occurred while signing in to your account for Xbox Live. Please try again later"

Thousands of people have been reporting this error in recent months on the Microsoft community forums, so it is clearly something that has impacted a significant number of people. The good news is that there are a number of possible solutions that can overcome this error. Let's take a look at the options.