Error Code 91 pops up from time to time when playing Fortnite. It usually happens when you’re trying to join another player’s party. You’ll either see the message, “The party is currently not responding to join requests. Please try again later” or, “Party services are currently experiencing technical difficulties.”
This error doesn’t seem to care what platform you’re using. Players have reported getting this error on Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Error Code 91 typically happens when the game servers are having technical difficulties.
There are a couple of things you can try to get rid of this error. Be aware that this issue isn’t usually your fault, so you may not be able to resolve it on your own.
Fix 1: Restart your game
Turning it off and back on is such common tech support advice that it’s almost a meme. But it wouldn’t be the first step of every process if it didn’t work as often as it does. Close your game and reopen it. See if that helps. If you’re trying to connect to a friend’s party, have them try the same thing.
Fix 2: Try a private party
If that doesn’t work, try changing your party type. Some players report that they’re able to join their friends in a match if they switch the party type to private instead of public.
Fix 3: Just keep trying
We know; this isn’t really a fix. But if the error is truly on Fortnite‘s servers, there’s not a lot that you can do aside from restarting your game client and changing settings. You can find out if the problem is just happening to you and your friends by checking the game’s status. The Epic Games Status Page shows a detailed breakdown of all of Fortnite‘s server functions so you can see what’s affected, if anything.
You can also check the Fortnite Status account on Twitter to see if any issues have been identified by Fortnite’s support staff.