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How to fix the LEGO Fortnite matchmaking error

Here’s how to fix the error and enter a game.

When you launch the LEGO Fortnite game mode and attempt to enter a customized world, you might get booted out of the game. Read on for the details about the LEGO Fortnite matchmaking error and how to fix it.

LEGO Fortnite matchmaking error

This LEGO Fortnite matchmaking error occurs after you try to enter a game. When the matchmaking queue begins, LEGO Fortnite tells you that the server is finding a match and gives you an estimated queue time.

Entering a match in LEGO Fortnite (Image via esports.gg/Epic Games)
Entering a match in LEGO Fortnite (Image via esports.gg/Epic Games)

However, after waiting for a bit, you'll get the matchmaking error. The message reads: "Matchmaking Error #1: Something's up with the matchmaking, so we're turning it off and back on again. Hang tight! It'll be back up shortly. (service.shutting_down_2)."

LEGO Fortnite matchmaking error (Image via esports.gg/Epic Games)
LEGO Fortnite matchmaking error (Image via esports.gg/Epic Games)

How to fix the LEGO Fortnite matchmaking error

The error occurs in LEGO Fortnite because so many players are trying to enter and play the game. This makes the server kick you out of a match. You can press the "Ready" button to try getting in again. Keep refreshing the lobby to eventually get in.

LEGO Fortnite gameplay screenshot (Image via esports.gg/Epic Games)
LEGO Fortnite gameplay screenshot (Image via esports.gg/Epic Games)

Another way to bypass the LEGO Fortnite error is by joining a friend's game instead. When they send you an invitation, accept it and enter their LEGO Fortnite world.

LEGO Fortnite server status (Image via Epic Games on X)
LEGO Fortnite server status (Image via Epic Games on X)

Don't forget to check the Fortnite Status account on X to see if Epic Games knows about any issues as well. "We are investigating an issue that is causing matchmaking issues for some players," the account stated on Dec. 7. "An update will be provided as soon as this has been resolved."

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