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How to unblock Fortnite with a VPN

unblock fortnite with vpn

Not everyone who loves Fortnite can play it. Sometimes offices, colleges and other establishments (even countries!) block gaming, and occasionally individual players are banned. While many player bans are perfectly justified, some players feel Fortnite’s T&Cs are too strict.

Is there a way around these issues to unblock Fortnite? Yes, but it can be tricky. 

One of the simplest ways to evade a block is to use a Virtual Private Network, or VPN for short. 

Provided you have admin access on your device to install it, a VPN creates a secure tunnel between you and the servers – in this case, the Fortnite ones – that enables you to bypass many kinds of blocks such as IP banning, which prevents specified internet addresses from connecting or being connected to. 

Unfortunately Fortnite also has a no-VPN policy, so not every VPN service works. Our current working favourite is ExpressVPN, but there are others worth considering too. Let’s find out more.

How to unblock Fortnite

All you need is a VPN, and the most impressive VPNs (like the ones below) are simple to use. Just download the client app for your chosen device – our favorite VPNs have mobile versions for Android and iOS as well as PC and Mac ones – install it, and choose the country you want the VPN to show as your location. 

Then it’s just a matter of hitting the on switch or go button. That begins to re-route your internet traffic through the VPN’s own network, effectively disguising your location and actual IP address. 

And that’s it.

The best three VPNS to unblock Fortnite:

1. ExpressVPN

Our favorite all-round VPN

Number of servers: 2000+ | Server locations: 148 | IP addresses: 30,000 | Maximum devices supported: 3

Loads of devices supported
Over 2,000 very fast servers
Excellent support
Only three simultaneous connections

2. IPVanish

Rapid speed, no logs and 24/7 support

Number of servers: 1,000+ | Server locations: 60+ | IP addresses: 40,000+ | Maximum devices supported: 10

Strict zero-log policy
"World's fastest VPN"
24/7 customer support
No free trial

3. VyprVPN

So many IP addresses

Number of servers: 700+ | Server locations: 70+ | IP addresses: 200,000+ | Maximum devices supported: 3-5

Hot on security
Impressive speeds
Astonishing amount of IPs
Some logging (connection times, IPs)


Former lion tamer, Girls Aloud backing dancer and habitual liar Carrie Marshall (Twitter, Google+) has been writing about tech since 1998, contributing sage advice and odd opinions to .net, MacFormat, Tap! and Official Windows Magazine as well as co-writing stacks of how-to tech books. "My job is to cut through the crap," she says. "And there's a lot of crap."