If you’ve just tried opening Epic Games launcher to play Fortnite, and getting this annoying error: “Launch Failed. Patching was unsuccessful. Fortnite Error Code: LS-0006”, and the status stuck at “Preparing”, it must be really very annoying for you. Let me tell you how to fix the Fortnite launch error:

Fix Launch Failed. Patching was unsuccessful. Fortnite Error Code LS-0006

Fix “Launch Failed. Patching was unsuccessful. Fortnite Error Code LS-0006”

  • First, press these buttons on your keyboard: Ctrl + Alt + Delete, and then select “Task Manager”.
  • From the processes’ list, search for “EpicGamesLauncher”, right click on it and select “End task”.
  • Then, from your desktop or start menu, right click on the Epic Games Launcher application and select “Run as administrator”.
  • That should fix the problem now and Fortnite should install the latest patch automatically.

That’s it, folks, let us know in the comments if the above procedure fixed the problem for you, and if you have an alternative way around it, please share it with us as well. Thank you!