How to Fix fortnite error code lS-0016?

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Fortnite Error Code LS-0016

As per the official information shared by Epic Games, Fortnite error code Ls-0016 occurs when the game is in the process of being updated. It simply means that Fortnite servers are down for update maintenance, and as the update is released and you have downloaded it, the problem will get fixed.

How To Fix Fortnite Error Code ls-0016?

In some cases, there is the possibility that the game may not update itself automatically and show you the error. So, in that case, you have to try the below-given suggestions.

Fix 1: Restart the Epic Games Launcher

You simply need to restart the epic game launcher as doing this will force the game to download the required game updates.


  1. Right-click on the System Tray Icon from the bottom right corner.
  2. Then choose Exit.
  3. After that, Relaunch your Epic Games Launcher.


  1. Tap the Control key on the keyboard.
  2. Then tap on the Epic Games Launcher icon.
  3. Then choose to Quit.
  4. Then relaunch your Epic Games Launcher.

Fix 2: Verify the game files

If restarting the Epic Games Launcher is not helping you with the error then you need to verify the game files because verifying the game files will make sure that the game is installed and updated properly.

  • Go to the Epic Games Launcher.
  • Choose Library.
  • Then tap on the Three dots next to the game.
  • Tap on Verify.
  • Now you need to wait till this process finishes.
  • Once this process is done, relaunch the game.

Fix 3: Contact Fortnite

If in case you still have the error and you have tried everything which you could do to fix the error then you should directly contact Fortnite support without wasting any time.

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