Fortnite "You do not have permission to play" error has cropped up for several players, according to a tweet from Epic Games' official related account.
Fortnite players are no stranger to errors. In a game as long-running and popular as Fortnite, there are always bound to be errors and leading causes of downtime here and there. This new bug is just one of several encountered this year. Fortunately, it has a very specific cause and an equally specific fix.
Below is the solution for players encountering this error.
Fortnite You Do Not Have Permission to Play: How to Fix the Error
Fortnite's "You do not have permission to play" error exclusively appears for those who have multiple e-mails attached to their Epic Games account. Those who have chosen to associate more than one e-mail with their account or link several accounts to a single address may be the primary ones affected.
First, head to the Epic Games store and navigate to the log-in page. Select "forgot password" and enter any past e-mail you believe may have been linked to your account.
Next, log-in to that e-mail and find the appropriate message to make sure its the correct counterpart. Log-in to your Epic account using this address.
Once successfully in your Epic account, find the Connections page, and select Accounts. Go through and un-link any unnecessary e-mails, addresses, and accounts from your Epic account. Be sure to leave the single address you want to use for the Epic account intact.
Now, log-out of your old e-mail and Epic account so you can re-log-in with the primary e-mail you want to be associated with the account.
Finally, relocate the Connections and then Accounts page. Link your chosen e-mail to the Epic account.
The error should be resolved after this.