The Fortnite DP-6 error usually occurs when downloading the game on a Windows computer. This usually means that the Epic Games launcher is not being run as an administrator and can easily be fixed from the launcher settings. If the issue persists then try to reinstall the launcher.
Fortnite is a popular battle royale style game developed by Epic Games and first released in 2017. Players can enjoy three game modes such as Fortnite Save the World which is a zombie survival game, Fortnite Battle Royale where up to 100 players fight till only one remains, and Fortnite Creative where players can create their own worlds and arenas. It’s available for Windows, macOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, iOS, and Android.
Getting error DP-6 when trying to download Fortnite
One of the problems that you might encounter when trying to download Fortnite on your Windows 10 computer is the DP-6 error. Here’s what you need to do to fix this.
What to do first:
- Restart the computer.
Method 1: Run the Epic Games Launcher as an administrator
The best way to fix this problem is to run the game launcher as an administrator.
Time needed: 5 minutes.
Running the launcher as an administrator
- Right click the Epic Games Launcher.
You can find this on the Start menu list of applications.
- Click on More then open file location.
This will open a File Explorer window pointing to the location of the shortcut.
- Right click the Epic Games Launcher shortcut then click Properties.
This will open its properties window.
- Click the Compatibility tab.
This is usually the last tab on the properties window.
- Place a checkmark on “Run this program as an administrator”.
This can be found on the Settings section.
- Click the Apply and OK buttons.
This will save the changes that you made.
Method 2: Reinstall the Epic Games Launcher to fix DP-6 error
In case the issue is caused by a corrupted launcher then you should uninstall this then install a fresh copy.
- Click the Start button
- Click Settings
- Click Apps
- Click the Epic Games Launcher app then click the Uninstall button.
After the uninstall process has completed go to https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/download to download and install the launcher.
After performing the steps listed above you will successfully fix the Fortnite DP-6 error on your PC.
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