Fix the ‘Profile Query Failed’ error in Fortnite

Encountering errors that prevent you from joining your friends in a Fortnite battle royale match is never enjoyable.

Fortnite is notorious for various hiccups during gameplay, with over 30 documented errors. Given the potential for mishaps, it’s wise to be prepared. If you’re facing the “Profile Query Failed” error in Fortnite, here’s how to address it.

“Profile Query Failed” error in Fortnite solution

This error commonly arises due to server adjustments by Epic Games, typically occurring after maintenance downtimes. The solution is to install the latest Fortnite update on your console or PC.


To resolve the “Profile Query Failed” error in Fortnite on PC, follow these steps:

  • Launch the Epic Games launcher.
  • Access the Library menu from the left sidebar. If Fortnite was recently played, you can directly access it from the sidebar.
  • Hover over the Fortnite poster and click on the three dots in the bottom right corner.
  • Select Settings and toggle Auto Update to On.
  • Restart the Epic Games launcher to apply the changes.

On Xbox

To fix the “Profile Query Failed” error in Fortnite on Xbox, follow these steps:

  • Navigate to your Xbox’s Home screen.
  • Access the Games & Apps menu.
  • In the left sidebar, locate the Updates tab.
  • Select Fortnite and press A.
  • Press the Menu button and choose Update with A.
  • Restart your Xbox to apply the changes.

If you’re encountering the “Profile Query Failed” error while attempting to play Fortnite Chapter Five, Season Two, ensure to update the game via the Epic Games launcher or your console’s Home screen. Even if you previously updated the game during Fortnite’s maintenance, Epic Games released a subsequent update following an 18-hour downtime.

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