How to fix Error 30005 in Fortnite / Couldn’t start the game

Some of you may have experienced this error, that doesn’t allow you to launch a game that uses Easy Anti-Cheat. The error code is 30005.

How to fix Error 30005 in Fortnite / Couldn’t start the game

When it appears, there will be a following message on the screen:

  • Launch Error 30005
  • Couldn’t start the game
  • We’re sorry, we had a problem starting your game
  • Please help us by reporting this issue.
    Error Code: 30005 (CreateFile failed with 32.)
  • Send error report
  • Easy Anti-Cheat can check online for a solution for the problem and try to help it in resolving it.

You can try to fix it with one of these methods:

Method 1: deleting EasyAntiCheat.sys

  1. Open the “Program Files (x86)” folder;
  2. Find and open the “EasyAntiCheat” folder;
  3. Delete the “EasyAntiCheat.sys” file (if you somehow can’t delete it, try restarting your PC and delete it before launching any apps);
  4. Launch Fortnite.

Method 2: Repairing via EasyAntiCheat_Setup

  1. Open the folder where you’ve installed the game (the default folder for Fortnite is C:\Program Files\Epic
  2. Games\Fortnite\Fortnitegame\Binaries\Win64\EasyAntiCheat, but on your PC it can be installed in another folder);
  3. Launch the “EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe” file and select Fortnite if necessary;
  4. Click “Repair” and wait for the app do delete and re-install;
  5. Close the window and try to launch the game.

Well, if none of the methods above helped you to fix Error 30005, there is always a last one: just re-installing the game. Yes, it’ll probably take a long time to finish the download, but if nothing else helps you, it’s not a big deal.


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