How to unblock ports to connect to the Epic Games Launcher and Fortnite
If you’re experiencing connection issues, try unblocking the following
80, 433, 443, 3478, 3479, 5060, 5062, 5222, 6250, and
Network ports are basically gates for the internet that allow specific types
of network communication. If a port is closed, then that specific
communication can’t go through. By opening these ports, you’re
letting the launcher and Fortnite get the information they need to run.
How to unblock ports
Type Control Panel and press Enter.
Click System and Security.
Click Windows Firewall.
Select Advanced settings, and then select
Inbound Rules in the left pane.
Right-click Inbound Rules, and then select
Select Port, and then click Next.
Select TCP as the protocol to apply the rule.
Select Specific Local Ports, add all the above ports, and
then click Next.
Select Allow the connection.
Leave Domain, Private, and
Public checked to apply the rule to all types of networks.
Name the rule something meaningful (i.e. Epic Games Launcher), and then
Note: The above steps are for Windows 10 and may vary on
Open System Preferences.
Open Security & Privacy.
Open Firewall Options.
Choose the Epic Games Launcher from the
Applications folder and click Add.
Ensure that the option next to the application is set to
Allow incoming connections.