How To Appear Offline in Fortnite

Tired of getting constant messages from your friends while playing Fortnite solo? Appear offline in Fortnite to game in peace!

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There’s nothing more relaxing than kicking back and loading up some Fortnite solo games. Unfortunately, if you’re the type to run in a large gaming social circle, it can be tough not to be bombarded by party invitations in Epic Games’ Fortnite Battle Royale. Thankfully, since Fortnite Chapter 1 Epic Games has allowed players to appear offline in Fortnite, and in the Epic Games Launcher. Additionally, if you play on console you can appear offline through console settings in the Xbox Series X or Nintendo Switch.

How To Appear Offline in Fortnite

You can appear offline in any of the Fortnite apps through the online status setting. Here is how to appear offline in Fortnite with the online status setting:

  1. Open Fortnite and select the three lines menu in the top left of the main menu to enter User Settings.
  2. Click your player icon in the top left of the side bar menu.
  3. You’ll now see online status. You can toggle between away and online through the online status option.
Apear Offline Fortnite

Now you can enjoy a little anonymity from your friends while you’re leveling through your Fortnite Battle Pass. Speaking of leveling through the Fortnite Battle Pass, check out Level Up Fast XP for tips on leveling up in Fortnite Battle Royale!

How To Enter Offline Mode in the Epic Games Launcher

Another way to appear offline in the Fortnite game, and other games titles like Genshin Impact and Elden Ring is through the Epic Games Launcher. Follow these easy steps to change to offline mode in the Epic launcher:

  1. Launch the Epic Games Launcher and click on your account image in the top right of the screen.
  2. From the drop down menu in the Epic Games launcher select Settings.
  3. In the Settings menu click the checkbox beside Enable Offline Mode Browsing.
Enable Offline Browsing Mode Epic Games

With offline mode browsing enabled you can browse through the Epic Games Store without anyone being able to tell you’re online!

How to Appear Offline on Xbox Live for Fortnite

If you play Epic Games’ Fortnite on the Xbox One or Xbox Series X you can change your online status through Xbox Live. You can follow these easy steps to appear offline in Xbox Live:

  1. Select your profile image in the top left of the Xbox dashboard.
  2. From the sidebar menu select the Appear Offline option.
  3. Exit the menu and you’ll appear offline! To appear online again you can navigate back to the same settings menu.

Now you can hop into Fortnie without your Microsoft Teams hitting you up to hop into a game of Fortnite offline Battle Royale Squads! Since you’re playing Epic Games’ Fortnite Battle Royale on Xbox Series X, you probably use a controller in game. You can check out Best Controller Aim Settings or Best Sens in Fortnite to up your Fortnite game!

Appear Offline on the Nintendo Switch for Fortnite

If you’re on Nintendo Switch there is a method to appear offline outside of the Epic Games launcher. Follow these easy steps to appear offline in Fortnite on your Nintendo Switch:

  1. Select your player icon in the top left of your Nintendo Switch home screen.
  2. After selecting your player icon you’ll be brought to your Nintendo Switch Profile Settings. From here select User Settings on the left sidebar menu.
  3. From the User Settings page scroll down and select Friend Settings.
  4. In the Friend Settings menu you can select Display Online Status To: and switch it from All Friends to No One.
  5. Once you’ve swapped your Display Online Status setting you will appear offline to all your Nintendo Switch friends!

If you’ve just switched from another console to Nintendo Switch you may be interested to know How To Transfer Fortnite Skins To New Account.

Thanks to game developers like Riot Games, Epic Games, and Activision you can access the Fortnite servers while appearing offline, while keeping an internet connection. Therefore, you can now play in peace! If you want some more privacy tips in Fortnite Battle Royale check out How To Hide Name Fortnite.