Fortnite isn’t the only game that it can happened that the settings aren’t being saved every time you change them. In fact, this is a relatively common issue for a long list of games. However, for some reason, Fortnite players have been affected the most, especially in recent times. It seems like the main issue is that some save files aren’t accessible for writing, only for reading.
How To Fix Fortnite Settings Resetting
That’s pretty much it, the reason for why the settings aren’t being saved- it’s the save file. It’s locked to read-only by default after installing or updating the game for some reason.
HOWEVER, Fortnite settings can be reset after major content updates and events, like previously with the Travis Scott event. Anyways, to stop this from happening, do the following:
- Exit out of Fortnite.
- Click on the Windows button and type in: “%appdata%”.
- Hit Enter and navigate to: FortniteGame > Saved > Config > Windows Client.
- Once you’re there, right-click GameUserSettings and press “Properties”.
- In the new window, make sure “Read-Only” is not checked on and hit Apply + OK.
This basically ensures that the save game file for Fortnite, which is the “GameUserSettings.ini” in this case, isn’t set to read-only. When the save file is set to read-only, the game can only read from it and not write to it.
So, whenever players change the settings, the changes aren’t being made to the save file, since the game doesn’t have privileges to write to the file.
Like I said before, this issue isn’t in any way a fluke or an issue that only Fortnite players come across. It’s a common issue and fixing it for other games is the same. However, the location and/or path to the save game file is different of course.
In addition, the save file might be completely different than the file type that Fortnite has. Nevertheless, in terms of why it happens, it’s usually because the save file is set to read-only.