Finding your log files in Fortnite


GamingFortniteFinding your log files in Fortnite

How to find your logs for Fortnite on PC

Firstly, this guide is for PC Users. As of now, there doesn’t seem to be a way to view your logs for Fortnite on PS4 on Xbox One as of yet. If you are having problems logging in or launching the game, you would be best looking up the Error Code or contacting Epic Games.

Firstly, open the Epic Games Launcher and ensure that you are in the Fortnite section. Click the cog icon next to the Launch button which will open a drop down menu, here, choose Settings.

how to see fortnite logs choose settings

You can choose to ‘Enable Debug Logging’ if you wish, however it isn’t required. Towards the bottom of the menu, choose ‘Show Logs’.

how to see fortnite logs select show logs

Selecting Show Logs will open a folder which will have multiple text files inside all for Fortnite. The default directory for these log files are:

C:\Users\YOUR USER\AppData\Local\EpicGamesLauncher\Saved\Logs

To get quick access to the AppData folder, you can type %AppData% into your Start Menu and hit Enter. Then manually navigate to Local\EpicGamesLauncher\Saved\Logs if you want to do it manually.

Your latest Fortnite log files will be inside of EpicGamesLauncher.txt. If you want to find logs from previous dates, you will have to look at the listed dates on the end of each file.

If you’re having launcher problems with Fortnite, it’s useful to look through the log files to see if you can find an error message yourself. Otherwise, post to the forums or send them to Epic Support and they may be able to provide further assistance.

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!