A connection issue is anything that prevents you from being able to use the Epic Games Launcher or any other Epic Games product. This could happen while attempting to login to the Epic Games Launcher or using any Epic Games product.
If you’ve tried to log-in to your Epic Games account, but received an error: “Sorry, there was a socket open error,” read ahead to learn what this means and how to fix it! It can be annoying when you finally sit down to play your favorite game and get slammed with an error. Here’s how to fix this specific error.
What is a socket open error?
A socket helps to create a two-way communication bridge between two programs running on the network.
An FTP server responds to the socket when a client is making a connection request on the server’s machine and port.
If the server accepts the connection request, the client can then communicate with the server once the connection is successfully accepted on his end.
However, a socket error can occur if there is no response from either the client’s end or the server.
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So, how do you fix stuck on Epic Games and unable to log in? Check below for solutions.
How to Fix “Socket Open Error” on Epic Games
I would hate to be the bearer of bad news, but … you might just need to be patient. It seems this error can happen on a small scale, and in those cases you could take action to fix it. But, as of writing, it would seem that several outages on Epic Games’ side are provoking this pesky problem.
In fact, at press time, players are unable to log-in to Fortnite, the Epic Games Store, Rocket League, nor Fall Guys. That’s a real shame for those of us vying to unlock the Major Mancake outfit in Fortnite.
But, let’s assume you’re reading this at an undetermined point in the future. What are some potential solutions? First, you should always double check the server status to make sure it’s a problem on your end. If it is, then you can try running Epic Games as an administrator, if you’re on PC. Stick with Gamer Journalist for more on this error and many more as they pop their noses out.