Fortnite Works with what is known as "Unreal Engine" – part of the software developed by Epic Games to provide 3D gaming functionality to other developers.
While the Fortrealite Unreal Engine element is generally kept away from the end user, it exists and is an essential part of the likes of Fortnite, PUBG and other leading games.
Unfortunately, it could be that the engine is damaged or damaged, leading to strange errors – like "Smashing unrealistic process: UE4-FortniteGame"Error.
This error is caused by the way Windows cannot work with the UnrealEngine application that Fortnite likes to work.
Typically, the problem occurs because of problems with settings within Windows (which can include the registry), or with integration issues with the likes of DirectX and other third-party libraries.
To fix it, you must first make sure that the Fortnite application is running correctly, and then you can clean up any settings that may be corrupted in the likes of the Windows registry or other third-party libraries.
1. Change compatibility settings for Fortnite
The first step is to make sure that you have the correct Compatibility settings for Fortnite.
This is a standard process in Windows, which basically allows any version of Windows after 7 to run "older" software (designed for XP and others).
Press the "Windows" + "E" keys on your keyboard
Browse to "C: / Program Files / Epic Games / Fortnite / FortniteGame / Binaries / Win64"
Scroll down to "FortniteClient-Win64-Shipping.exe"
From the top of the Tabs, select Compatibility
Scroll down and check "Disable on-screen screen enhancements"
Repeat this for any of the "FortniteClient …" EXE files in the / Win64 folder
Try the game again
2. Use Fortnite "verification" trick
The next step is to try using the Verify tool from within the Epic Games player.
To do this is actually quite simple:
If you are exiting the "File Explorer" part of Windows, download it again
Browse to the folder you were just in, and this time delete the file "FortniteClient-Win64 …"
After you do this, click "Epic Games Launcher" on the desktop
Next to the green Play button, select the small gear icon
From the drop-down menu, select "Verify"
This will scan the game files
Let the scan finish and perform any repairs
Restart the computer and try the game again
3. Change the registry setting within Windows
The Windows Registry is a central database that is responsible for storing everything from your desktop background to applications you have recently used.
While you are using your system, different elements of this database can be damaged or corrupted – resulting in errors such as the one you are experiencing.
To fix this, you can actually access it and change any settings that are identified as causing the error:
Press the "Windows" + "S" keys on your keyboard
Type "Rededit", right-click on the first menu that appears and select "Run as Administrator"
Browse to the following: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlGraphicsDrivers"
Right click and choose "New"> "REG_DWORD"
Change its name to "TdrDelay"
Change its data to "00000008"
Exit Registry Editor
Restart the computer
Try the game again
If the above does not work, this indicates a problem with another aspect of the system.
Unfortunately, since UnrealEngine is included within Fortnite, it is not something that you can uninstall manually without causing further problems.
If you want to try it out, it might be better to reinstall Fortnite completely, or if you need more support, it is recommended that you talk to someone with specific knowledge / experience with your system.
There are many online communities that have the ability to do this – Reddit, SuperUser and MicrosoftAnswers are the most productive.
If you use your computer to work, it's probably more effective in getting someone to do the repair for you. Many Fiverr service providers offer reasonable prices, and of course, you have a local market that will be able to come and provide direct support.