How do I install Easy Anti-Cheat on my computer to play Fortnite?

If you chose No when prompted to install Easy Anticheat (EAC), Fortnite will be unable to start. You’ll need to install it to play.

Note: You may need to reinstall Fortnite on the same disc your Windows is, in order to avoid issues with registry or user permissions.

Follow these steps to install EAC:

  1. Ensure that the EAC launcher is closed.
  2. Launch Fortnite from the client again.
  3. When the EAC install prompt comes up from Windows, click Yes.

If the prompt doesn't appear, you’ll need to install it manually by following these steps:

  1. Navigate to the EasyAntiCheat folder in your Fortnite install directory.
    Note: The default location is C:\Program Files\EpicGames\Fortnite\FortniteGame\Binaries\Win64\EasyAntiCheat
  2. Locate the EasyAntiCheat_EOS_Setup.exe file
    Note: Do not just drag the icon to your desktop. Make sure you follow the steps below exactly. Otherwise, it will not work.
  3. Right-click the file and select Create shortcut
  4. Right-click the shortcut and select Properties
  5. In the Target box, after the existing text, add the words "install prod-fn" without quotes. The end of the text should now look like: EasyAntiCheat_EOS_Setup.exe" install prod-fn
  6. Double-click the shortcut.
    Note: No window will open, but EasyAntiCheat will install itself.
  7. Start the Epic Games Launcher and Fortnite.

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