Fortnite: How to Disable Friend Requests & Invites


GamingFortnite: How to Disable Friend Requests & Invites

Being bombarded with friend requests in Fortnite Battle Royale? Thankfully, there is a hidden option to turn them off for good.

This guide is only available for PC players, as friend requests are done through the Epic Games launcher. PS4 and Xbox One players will have to look into their console settings in order to automatically decline friend invites.

When you choose to automatically decline friend invites, other players can still add you and find you, but they won’t be able to contact you or invite you to games. You also won’t be notified that they have tried to add you.

You may have blocked a player to prevent them from inviting or adding you to their friends list. We recently covered a guide on how to unblock players here. Meanwhile, we have covered a lot more guides for Fortnite Battle Royale!

Disable Friend Requests in Fortnite BR

To start, make sure your sitting in the home menu in Fortnite Battle Royale. Open your friends list in the top right corner of the screen. I’ve highlighted it in yellow.

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Open the friends list

Next, open up the social settings found in the friends list. It’s the icon in the top right of the friends list, which looks like 3 lines with a cog.

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Select the Social Settings menu

In here, you can change many social settings such as hiding offline friends, hiding recent players and disabling notifications. The option that we want to tick is ‘Auto decline friend requests’.

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Turn on ‘Auto decline friend requests’

When you are done, you can close this menu. Now any incoming friend requests will instantly be declined without you ever being notified about them! You will need to disable this future if you make plans on some friends to add you in the future.

Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!