The application has crashed and will now close error in Fortnite Fix

While trying to play Fortnite you may see this error message at the startup ‘The application has crashed and will now close‘. This extremely annoying issue occasionally happens to some users. But there’s nothing to worry about. We have detailed some easy fixes to sort this out as soon as possible.


1. Close Fortnite, if you have already opened it. Disconnect your PC from your network. Connect to the network again and access Fornite from the Epic Launcher.

2. Disable the third-party antivirus (like McAfee, Avast, etc) on your system.


Fix 1 – Update the graphics card driver

If you haven’t updated the graphics card driver in a while, follow these steps.

1. Press the Windows key+X.

2. Then, click on “Device Manager“.


Device Manager


3. Now, simply expand the “Display adapters” section.

4. Right-click on the graphics adapter and then click on “Update driver“.


Udpate Display Driver New


5. Now, to let Windows search for the driver itself and install it on your computer, click on “Search automatically for drivers“.


Seach Automatic Graphics Driver


Allow Windows a while to search for the latest graphics driver and install it.


Alternative method

If the above method doesn’t update the driver, follow these steps.

1. Type “GeForce Experience” in the search bar.

2. Click on “GeForce Experience“.




3. When the GeForce Experience appears, click on the “Drivers” tab.

4. Now, click on “CHECK FOR UPDATES“.


Check For Updates


5. To download the latest version of the driver, click on “Download“.




This will download the driver on your computer.

6. Once the downloading process is over, you will notice that there are two ways to install the driver – “Express Installation” and “Custom Installation”.

7. You have to choose “Custom Installation“.


Custom Installation


8. After this, check the “Perform a clean install” box.

9. Next, click on “Next” to begin the process.


Before Install


GeForce Experience will uninstall the existing graphics drier and install the latest version.

This process will  5-10 minutes.

10. In a few minutes you will notice the “Installation Complete” message.

11. Then, click on “Close“.

Restart your computer.


Fix – 2 Verify Fortnite files

There is a chance that Fortnite files have become corrupted.

1. Open the Epic Games Launcher on your computer.

2. Once it opens up, on the left-hand side, click on the “Library“.

3.Click on the three-bar menu beside “Fortnite” and click on the “Verify“.




Just wait for a while to analyze the Fortnite files on your system.

Try to access the game once more. Check if this helps you.


Fix 3 – Run anti-cheat batch files

Sometimes Windows blocks the anti-cheat services on your computer that may have caused this problem.

1. You have to go to the Fornite installation location. Double click on the folder “BattlEye“.

It is generally at the –

Local Disk (C:)\ Program Files\Epic Games\Fortnite\FortniteGame\Binaries\Win64


Battleey Dc


2. When you are there, double click on the “Uninstall_BattlEye.bat” to uninstall it from your system.


Uninstall Dc


3. To install it again, double click on the “Install_BattlEye.bat“.


Install Dc


4. After that, navigate back to the ‘Win64’ folder again (same as the step-1).

5. Then, double click on the “EasyAntiCheat” folder.


Easyanticheat Dc


6. Double click on the “EasyAntiCheat.exe” to access it.


Easyanticheat Dc


7. Then, click on “Repair Service“.


Repair Service


This will repair the EasyAntiCheat service.

Try to play the game again on your computer.



Fix 4 – Clear Vault Cache

1. Open the Epic Games launcher once more.

2. After that, click on the “Settings” on the left-hand side.




3. Then, click on the “Edit Vault Cache Location“.


Edit Valut Cache Location


4. Then, click on “Browse“.




5. Vault Cache will be opened.

6. Check if there is any file/ folder in that location. Delete any files.


Delete Any Files


Close the window. Relaunch the Epic Games launcher on your computer.

Try to play the game once more.



Fix 5 – Add CMD arguments

You can use additional command-line arguments to fix the issue.

1. Open the Epic launcher.

2. After that, go to the “Settings“.




3. Scroll down until you see the list of games installed on your system.

4. Check the “Additional Command Line Arguments“.

5. Paste this code in the box*.



Use Avaialble Cores


Open Fortnite again.

This should solve the problem on your computer.


[*NOTE– Apart from the ‘Useallavailablecores’ argument, there are other commands you can use and test. Like-





Fix – 6 Override high DPI scaling feature

Sometimes the DPI scaling feature may solve the issue.

1.Navigate to go to the Fornite installation location, again.

It is normally at the –

Local Disk (C:)\ Program Files\Epic Games\Fortnite\FortniteGame\Binaries\Win64


2. Right-click on the “FortniteLauncher.exe” and then click on “Properties“.


Fortnite Props


3. Go to the “Compatibility” tab.

4. After that, click on the “Change high DPI settings“.


Change Dpi Settings


5. Then, check the box “Overdrive high DPI scaling behavior.”

6. After that, click on “OK“.


Oversscaling Checked


Don’t forget to click on “Apply” and “OK“.

Try to launch Fortnite again. Check if this works out.


Fix 7  – Modify the registry

Use Timeout Detection and Recovery (Tdr) key to reinitialize and reset GPU-system link to fix the issue.

1. Just write “regedit” in the search box beside the Windows icon.

2. Then hit Enter to access the Registry Editor on your computer.


Regedit New Press Enter



Before you proceed to the steps, just a routine reminder on taking a backup of your Registry Editor.

3. When you have opened the Registry Editor on your computer, expand the left side to go to this place~



4. You need to right-click on the space on the right-hand side and then click on “New>” and then click on “D-Word (32-bit) Value“.


New Dword


5. Name this key as “TdrLevel“.

6. Now, to change the value of this delay, double click on this key.


Tdr Level Dc


7. In the Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value window, put “0“.

8. Then, click on “OK“.


Tdr Dc


Close the Registry Editor window and restart your device to let this change take effect.

After restarting the problem won’t bother you again.


Fix – 8 Update your Windows

Maybe the Windows version you are using is not the latest version.

1. Press the Windows key+I.

2. Then click on the “Updates & Security“.


Update&sec Driver Verifier Detected Violation Windows 10


3. Then, click on “Check for updates“.


Update & Security Windows Update Check For Updates


4. When the updates are downloaded, click on “Restart Now” to restart your computer.


View Optional Update Restart Now


This should have fixed the issue on your computer.

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