How To Fix Fortnite Error Code esp-dist-001?

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  • Platform: Fortnite
  • Error code: esp-dist-001
  • Error says: There was an error connecting to Epic servers. Trying again in 10 Seconds
  • Occurs: Error comes while launching the game
  • Effect of the error: Because of the error users are unable the successfully launch the game

As per our research error code, esp-dist-001 mainly comes while launching the game. For some users, the error shows immediately after launching the game but for some users the game crashes first, and then the error comes to the screen.

This error can occur to all kinds of devices whether you are using Fortnite on PC, Playstation, Mobile, etc.

How To Fix For Fortnite Error esp-dist-001?

Fix 1: Just Wait And Let It Reconnect

Error code esp-dist-001 occurs with a countdown of 10 seconds, and after every 10 seconds, the game tries to reconnect to the game server. So our first advice for you will be to just let the game reconnect to the servers at the end of every countdown.

Many users have shared that they did nothing, and after the 4th or 5th attempt, the error code gets resolved itself. So just remain on the screen without doing anything and let the game reconnect the servers every 10 seconds.

Fix 2: Restart Your Device And Internet

If you have been waiting for too long on the error screen to get it resolved by itself but the error still continues then we will advise you to restart your device along with the internet.

  • Shut down your gaming device and make sure it’s not connected to the power source.
  • Then shut down your router and disconnect it from the power source.
  • Now wait for around 5 minutes, and then restart your device.
  • Then restart your router.
  • Now check if the error still comes or not.

Fix 3: Other Workarounds

  • If the error still comes then next check if you need to update the game or your gaming device. Sometimes outdated versions of the game or your device firmware can also lead to such issues, so check if there is any pending update for the game or your device, if you find any pending updates then consider installing the, and then check for the error.
  • If everything is up to date and there are not any pending updates then it’s possible that the Fortnite servers are down, so visit to check the Fortnite server status, if servers are down then we will advise you to wait for a few hours and try again.

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