How do I change my DNS servers on my platform to connect to Fortnite?

Adjusting your DNS settings on your console may resolve various issues including but not limited to network connectivity or voice chat issues.

PC (Windows)

  1. Click on the Start menu (Windows icon) in the lower left corner.
  2. Select Settings (the gear icon).
  3. Select Network and Internet.
  4. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  5. Click Change adapter settings in the left column.
  6. Right-click on the network you are connected to.
  7. Select Properties.
  8. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (or Version 6 if desired).
  9. Click the Properties button.
  10. Write down any existing DNS server entries for future reference.
  11. Click Use The Following DNS Server Addresses
  12. Replace the IP addresses with the following:
    • IPv4: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4
    • (or this is you chose IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and 2001:4860:4860::8844)
  13. Click OK.
  14. Click Close.

PlayStation

  1. Press the PS button on your controller.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Go to setup internet connection.
  4. Select WiFi or cable.
  5. Select Custom.
  6. Set IP address to Auto.
  7. Set DHCP to Auto.
  8. Set DNS to Manual.
  9. Write your settings down in case you need to go back.
  10. Enter the following:
    • Primary 8.8.8.8
    • Secondary 8.8.4.4
  11. Set MTU to Auto.
  12. Make sure proxy is not being used.

Xbox

  1. Press the Xbox button on your controller.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Select Network.
  4. Select Network settings.
  5. Select Advance Network settings.
  6. Select DNS settings.
  7. Select Manual.
  8. Write your settings down in case you need to go back.
  9. Enter the following:
    • Primary 8.8.8.8
    • Secondary 8.8.4.4

Nintendo Switch

  1. Go to Home.
  2. Go to System Settings.
  3. Go to Internet settings.
  4. Select the network you are connected or the one you are trying to connect to.
  5. Go to Change Settings.
  6. Go to DNS settings.
  7. Select Manual.
  8. Write your settings down in case you need to go back.
  9. Enter the following:
    • Primary 8.8.8.8
    • Secondary 8.8.4.4

If you continue to have network issues check out the following articles:

How do I fix connection issues so I can use the Epic Games Launcher and Fortnite?

How do I test my network connection on my console to connect to Fortnite?

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