How To Repair “FortniteClient-Win64-Shipping Exe: Entry Point Not Found” Errors In Windows 10

With an estimated 12 million+ active monthly players, Fortnite is currently one of the most played games.

Whilst its “free” price tag is obviously a major draw, one of the other aspects was its versatility across many different platforms.

You can play the game with millions of other people worldwide if you’re using a PS4, PC, or Nintendo Switch to play it.

Unfortunately, the PC version of the system is prone to a number of common errors; “Entry Point Not Found” being one.

This error is not unique to Fortnite – it’s basically caused by Windows being unable to load a particular “DLL” file that’s required to get an application running. This can be a variety of different DLLs in the case of Fortnite.

The solution is to replace Fortnite’s files if you want to solve the issue. Whilst you can “re-install” the game to achieve this, a much faster & less intrusive way is to use the “Verify” system inside the Epic Games launcher.


Your computer’s inability to load a file necessary for the Fortnite application to run is what is causing the issue.

Every “operating system” in personal computers uses a series of “libraries” to help applications operate.

  • In Linux/Mac, these “libraries” are standardized (installed via a central repository).
  • In Windows, they are not – and are typically added to the system through “Dynamic Link Libraries” (DLL) files.

Your issue is a common one; whenever an application needs a specific DLL file but cannot find it or the specific component it needs to run the app, it will raise an error similar to the one you’re seeing.

The solution is to confirm that the application in question has all the necessary DLLs. The solution is to let Epic Games’ tools handle the work since there may be numerous instances of this with Fortnite.


The main solution is to make sure that your applications can access the files they need in order to function.

It entails either reinstalling the game or changing the necessary files in the case of Fortnite. Utilizing a tool built into the system will enable the latter…

1. Remove Fortnite “Binaries” Folder

Whenever you develop applications, the “binaries” folder is where all the “operational” files are kept.

For example, any “EXE” files your app may have are kept within this folder.

Removing the “binaries” folder for Fortnite means you can load up the “repair” facility in the Epic Games launcher – which should resolve the problem you’re experiencing:

  • Open “Windows Explorer” (“File Explorer” if using Windows 10)
  • Browse to the following folder: C:\Program Files\Epic Games\Fortnite\FortniteGame
  • Select the “Binaries” folder
  • Delete it (press “Delete” on keyboard)

When you attempt to load Fortnite, these files should be removed by doing this.

2. Load Epic Games Launcher

The next step is to load the “Epic Games Launcher”…

  • By selecting the desktop and the appropriate icon, you can do this.
  • From the “launcher”, select the small “cog” icon next to the “Launch” (green) button
  • From the menu which loads, select “Verify”
  • This may take some time – and will basically resolve any of the core issues with Fortnite & its files
  • Once it completes, try clicking “Launch”

By doing this, the game should start up and be playable.

You will need to proceed with a re-install if it still doesn’t work after doing this (which takes more time and space).

3. (IF it still doesn’t work) ReInstall The Game

You’ll have to re-install the game if the verification process fails.

To do this, you will need to follow the steps here:

  • In Windows 7, click “Start” > “Control Panel” > “Add / Remove Programs”
  • In Windows 10, right-click on the “Start” button > select “Apps and Features”
  • From the lists which display (on both systems), scroll down to Fortnite and remove it
  • You may also wish to remove the Epic Games Launcher (if its icon appears)

Restart your computer after completing these steps, then visit the Fortnite website once more to download a new installer and start it.

Check to see if the game starts up as intended after installation.

If the aforementioned does not work, you most likely have another issue with the system (typically involving Windows’ files or settings).

To solve additional issues, you should first check to see if Windows is functioning properly, and then you should check to see if there are any problems with the system’s other dependencies. If you require support with this process, there are a number of free resources online, including the likes of the “Epic Games Forum”, “SuperUser” and “Microsoft Answers”. You’ll probably do best to seek the advice of a specialist (which will probably cost money) if you need even more assistance from this point on.

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