The 0xc000007b error is mostly caused by an application lacking the required dependency in Windows to run successfully. The error is mostly within the system files or an unexpected Windows error. Fortnite is very popular among gamers because of its cool graphics and gameplay. It is very disappointing to get the 0xc000007b error when you attempt to launch Fortnite. This issue mostly occurs the first time you launch Fortnite on your Windows computer. This step by step tutorial will show you how to fix the Fortnite 0xc000007b.
For Fortnite to run efficiently, you need to ensure that the programs listed below are installed and updated to the current version.
In most cases, installing the missing programs will fix the Fortnite 0xc000007b error. If the error persists, move to method 2.
The purpose of this method is to alter the settings to ensure that Fortnite can run smoothly in Windows.
Open the Windows Explorer and navigate to the path below:
C:Program FilesEpic GamesFortniteFortniteGameBinariesWin64
You now need to right-click on “FortniteClient-Win64-Shipping.exe” and select “Properties.”
Under the properties tab that opens, navigate the top bar to Compatibility as seen below. You now need to check both the ‘disable fullscreen optimizations’ and ‘Run this program as an administrator’ boxes located under application. Hit ‘Apply’ then ‘OK’ to save changes.
This should now get rid of your error. However, if you still experience the 0xc000007b error, move to method 3
Double press ‘Windows Key + X’ then locate and select the ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’ option as illustrated below.
You now need to copy and paste the code below onto the command line and press ‘Enter.’
This command will initiate the System File Checker feature that checks and any errors found in the system files.
You need to wait for the process to finish. The process may take 20-30 minutes. You can let the process run in the background as you perform other tasks on your computer. On completion, you will receive a report on the health of your system. Restart your computer then attempt to launch Fortnite. If the error persists you can try the last method.
More often than not, the Fortnite 0xc000007b error may be caused by a bad install. You should uninstall the game and try reinstalling the game. This will most likely fix your error for good.
You now know how to fix the Fortnite 0xc000007b error in Windows 10. Which method worked best for you? Let us know in the comment section below.