By Tom Capper – Updated May 28th, 2021
We’ve all been there, you’ve just installed your new cheat package for Fortnite and you’re ready to destroy some noobs out there when you suddenly realize that your cheats aren’t working. Before you go ahead and complain that your cheats are broken, you may want to see if they were installed properly.
Online game cheats are complicated things, and there are so many issues that can arise that may not even be your fault, so you’ll have to do a bit of investigating to figure out what’s going on. The best way to determine if there’s an issue is to do a little bit of troubleshooting, and that’s what we’re going to discuss today.
Over the course of this guide, we’ll cover some of the most common issues that you can expect to run into when you install your Fortnite cheats. Whether you had a problem installing them through the cheat loader or if you’re just struggling to find out what’s going wrong, this guide should help you out.
One of the most common mistakes that people make is trying to rush into installing their cheats using the cheat loader without reading what we have to say beforehand. We understand being excited to try out your new hacks, but you’ll be disappointed if you can’t get them working in the first place.
Before you try using a cheat loader, you’ll have to make sure that you disable any anti-virus programs that you have active on your machine. If you don’t have any additional anti-virus, then your computer is likely relying on Windows Defender, which will also have to be shut off so as not to cause an installation error.
Anti-virus programs tend to create problems when you’re installing cheats to your computer because cheats typically don’t have valid certificates since they’re grey market software. This means that anti-virus programs automatically assume that your cheats are malicious programs because they alter game files.
Obviously, cheats can’t be certified because no certification authority would ever risk their reputation on certifying cheats as legitimate. Unfortunately, this means that you’ll keep getting false positives and having crucial files quarantined every time you try to install our hacks.
Along with making sure that your anti-virus is off, you’ll also want to make sure that you’ve changed the secure boot feature in your computer’s BIOS to off. To do this, you’ll have to press one of your “F” keys while your computer is on its splash screen, which is the screen that has your manufacturer’s logo on it when you’re booting up the computer.
Once you’re in the BIOS, you’ll have to navigate through the options so you can see where you’ll find the secure boot feature. Since most BIOS UIs are entirely up to the company that made your computer’s motherboard, it can take a bit of time to find it, but you can also find it with the help of a quick internet search.
One of the most common issues that people tend to run into is that their computer isn’t compatible with the cheats that they want to use. There are plenty of things that can result in compatibility issues between your PC and the computer that you’re going to be using to play with the hacks.
When you’re shopping around for cheats, one of the most important things to do is to make sure that your hacks are compatible with your computer. Unfortunately, if you rushed and got your hands on a set of cheats without checking to see if they’d be compatible, then you may run into some issues.
If you’re currently experiencing problems with your cheats, you should go ahead and see what computer parts your hack package is compatible with. There are a few different things that may or may not cause you compatibility problems, including your computer’s CPU and GPU, which are the most common culprits.
In the case of a CPU, you’ll want to be sure that the right company manufactures your computer’s processor. If you have an AMD processor and your cheats only work with an Intel CPU, then you’ll likely end up disappointed when your cheats won’t work properly since it’s a fundamental compatibility problem.
Another issue that can arise with your computer’s CPU is whether or not it is able to support virtualization. This is because some cheats are designed to only work through virtualization. Be sure to check and see if the cheats you’re using require virtualization and if your CPU supports it in the first place.
Another problem that a lot of users run into, especially first-timers, is having an improper cheat configuration setup that leads to their cheats not functioning. Configuring your cheats may be a little confusing if you don’t know much about what each hack does and how you can expect it to affect your gameplay.
In fact, if you skip the configuration process after you start your game for the first time after your cheats were installed, your cheats may not function at all. This is because many hack packages have the cheats disabled by default so you don’t end up getting caught if you forget to configure your hacks.
Another thing that you should account for is whether your hacks are configured properly, as an improper setup may cause them to fail or give you an error. Be sure to read any documentation that was included with your cheats to make sure that you’re doing the right thing when you configure them.
If you don’t know what any of the configuration options do, feel free to take a look at our Fortnite cheat guide. This guide explains what each of the cheats does and even goes into some detail about the configuration options so that you have a better idea of how to properly set up your cheats.
If you’re getting sick of running into issues and none of the other solutions have worked out for you, you may need to try a fresh install of the game. The biggest hurdle to doing so is that Fortnite is a relatively big game, and if you don’t have fast enough internet or if your downloads are limited, you may have some trouble doing so.
If reinstalling the game isn’t a realistic option for you, then you’ll need to consider reinstalling the cheat package that you’re using. Whether this is easy or complicated depends on the exact set of hacks that you’re using, as some may be designed to be uninstalled with relative ease while others may present a bit more of a challenge.
This largely depends on whether or not a set of cheats comes with a built-in uninstall feature. If it doesn’t, then there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to cleanly uninstall the hacks. You may think that deleting the files in the folder would be enough, but sometimes hacks also affect your appdata and other files.
If your cheats don’t allow you to uninstall them separately, then you may simply have to uninstall the whole game and deal with having to download Fortnite all over again. However, there’s a way around this in the future or if you haven’t yet installed your cheats.
For those who want to be prepared for issues with their hacks and who have additional hard drive space available, then it’s possible to copy and paste your Fortnite game folder so you have a backup installation. If you ever run into trouble, you can delete the Fortnite install where you installed the cheats and then replace it with the original one.
One of the last and best hopes you have to solve your issues is to contact customer support, especially if everything else we recommended for you didn’t end up working out. We offer full-time customer support to our clients so that they’ll always end up satisfied after doing business with us.
Our customer service department is staffed with trained professionals that know just enough about IT and video games to be able to help you with most of your technical issues. If you’re having a problem with your hacks, then it’s pretty unlikely that our customer support reps haven’t seen the problem in some way, shape, or form.
To make sure that you have the best chance of success when you talk to our customer service reps, please be sure to report the issue you’re having in detail. Anything you can tell the customer support representative will make it easier for them to figure out what kind of issue you’re having in the first place.
In some cases, if you’re having an issue that can’t be fixed, a customer service rep may be able to refund you or potentially change your purchase to a different hack for the same game, though this is not guaranteed.