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4 Ways to Fix Fortnite Error Code: AS-1041

Find Out How to Fix Fortnite Error Code: AS-1041

Fortnite Error Code: AS-1041 is a connection error that occurs when signing in to the Epic Games launcher or while in the lobby. This article will show you how to fix Fortnite (Epic Games) Error Code AS-1404.

How to Fix Epic Games Error Code AS-1041

What Causes Fortnite Error Code: AS-1041 and How to Fix It?

In most cases, Error Code AS-1404 occurs when there are issues with Epic Games infrastructure or Fortnite's servers. Generally, this error is often related to the sign-in server and disappears in time.

Network inconsistencies may also cause Error Code: AS-1041. Network inconsistencies may be caused by a bad DNS range or remnants of a previous proxy server.

In addition, you may get this error if your ISP-provided DNS servers go down. To resolve DNS-related issues, we recommend performing a DNS cache flush and Winsock reset. We also recommend switching to a third-party DNS server.

Many Fortnite players attested to not being able to connect to community servers due to a bad TCP configuration and inconsistent IP temporary data, which impact Internet connection stability.

The last thing that may cause Error Code: AS-1041 to occur is an unreliable Internet connection. You may get this error, particularly when you have high latency (ping).

Video Guide on How to Fix Fortnite Error Code: AS-1041

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Solution 1. Check Fortnite Server Status

The first thing you should do is verify that error Fortnite Error Code: AS-1041 is caused by an issue on your end. Go to the Epic Games Status web page and check if Epic Online Services and Fortnite Services are operational.

Go to status.epicgames.com

1. Open your web browser and go to the Epic Games Status web page.

Check if all Epic Games and Fortnite systems are operational

2. Check if all systems are operational. Expand the lists of the various relevant services and check if they're working.

If the services are operational, you can start troubleshooting the issue using the solutions provided below.

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Solution 2. Use Alternative DNS Server Settings

You may get Error Code: AS-1041 in Fortnite due to incorrect DNS settings or if your IPS-provided server is down. Therefore, we recommend switching to a third-party DNS server. In this case, we will use Cloudflare DNS, but you may use any other third-party DNS server.

1. Hold down Windows+R keys to open Run.

In the Run dialog box, type in ncpa.cpl and click OK

2. In the Run dialog box, type in ncpa.cpl and click OK.

Right-click your network adapter and click Properties

3. Right-click your network adapter and click Properties.

Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties

4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.

Enter new preferred and alternate DNS server addresses

5. Tick the Use the following DNS server addresses option.

6. Enter the following addresses (or your preferred DNS addresses):

  • In the Preferred DNS server, type in 1.1.1.1
  • In the Alternate DNS server, type in 1.0.0.1

7. Click OK to save settings.

8. Reboot your PC for the changes to take effect.

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Solution 3. Perform a DNS Flush

If switching to a third-party DNS didn't fix error AS-1041, you can try clearing the DNS Resolver cache as shown below.

1. Hold down Windows+R keys to open Run.

In the Run dialog box type in CMD and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter kays to open elevated Command Prompt

2. Type in CMD and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open the Command Prompt as administrator.

Run ipconfig /release, ipconfig /flushdns, and ipconfig /renew commands

3. In the Command Prompt window, type in ipconfig /release and hit the Enter key.

4. Then, Type in ipconfig /flushdns and hit Enter.

5. Lastly, type in ipconfig /renew and hit Enter.

6. Reboot your PC.

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Solution 4. Perform a Winsock Reset

1. Hold down Windows+R keys to open Run.

In the Run dialog box type in CMD and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter kays to open elevated Command Prompt

2. Type in CMD and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open the Command Prompt as administrator.

Run netsh winsock reset and netsh int ip reset commands

3. In the Command Prompt window, type in netsh winsock reset and hit the Enter key.

4. Then, type in netsh int ip reset and hit Enter.

5. Reboot your PC.

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