Fortnite HWID Ban: How To Bypass – Complete Guide 2022

HWID (hardware) bans on Fortnite are the hardest to bypass since, apart from your IP address being banned, there are also one or multiple hardware parts with unique identifiers blocked by Fortnite. Game companies are looking for better and more effective ways to punish cheaters in-game that’s why the last few years, a lot of them, including Fortnite, have started banning players based on their hardware ids(HWID BAN) as well as IP/MAC addresses.

While, as I said above, the Fortnite hardware id ban mainly applies to cheaters in-game and people who break the rules. But there are some cases when users will get HWID banned without an obvious reason.

Whatever your case may be, in this article, you will find all the information you need to bypass an HWID ban in Fortnite.

To bypass the HWID ban on Fortnite with 100% success, you should do every step of this guide in the same order as shown below and not skip a single one. If you miss anything you’ll most likely fail to bypass the ban and you will have to redo everything.

SLOTHYTECH DOESN’T TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS.

The content you will find in this post is for educational and research purposes only.

You are not encouraged to use these methods or techniques.

I’ve collected into a folder all the files and tools you will need to change your HWIDs, IP / MAC addresses, and bypass the HWID ban on Fortnite.

HWID Bypass Files

YOU CAN FOLLOW THIS GUIDE WITHOUT DOWNLOADING MY FILES.

YOU CAN FIND ALL THE OFFICIAL SOURCES IN EACH STEP OF THE ARTICLE AND DOWNLOAD EVERYTHING BY YOURSELF AND DO EVERYTHING MANUALLY IF YOU WISH TO.

The files were updated in September 2022 to keep up with the latest Fortnite Updates.

OR

Receive the files on your E-mail

(You will also receive emails when there is a new patch/update)

Download the files, extract them, and move the HWID Bypass folder to your C: drive.

https://youtu.be/W5GzVIygef0

Step 1 – Uninstall Fortnite and clear all traces.

The first and most important thing you’ll have to do is to completely uninstall Fortnite and the launcher and make sure to clear every single file related to them. We want to ensure that no files are left on the PC that could link you back to the hardware id ban.

Navigate to the Control Panel and choose the option Programs.

Programs option on Control Panel.

Next, click on Programs & Features option.

Programs & Features

Locate Fortnite and the launcher, right-click on it, and choose Uninstall.

Now let’s start clearing up all trace files left on your PC. Please double click on each shortcut on the first folder of the files and look for folders/files related to Fortnite and the launcher and delete them.

Locations to delete Fortnite leftovers after uninstalling it.

These are the locations you will find in the shortcuts:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)
  • C:\Program Files
  • C:\%userprofile%\Documents\
  • C:\%localappdata%
  • C:\%programdata%
  • C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local
  • + more every time they get updated.

Once you delete everything related to Fortnite from all these locations, the next thing you will have to do is to delete some leftovers in the registry.

Press Windows Key + R, and type Regedit.

regedit

A window should pop up. You will have to do now to copy each of the locations below, paste them into the registry search bar, and then look for any folders related to Fortnite/launcher and delete them.

registry locations
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\
  • HKLM\Software\WOW6432Node\
  • + more locations on the files.

At each location, you will see a lot of folders on the left side.

Right-click on any folder related to Fortnite and the Launcher and choose Delete.

delete registries

Step 2 – Change your Disk’s Serial Number

VolumeID by Microsoft is used to change the disk’s serial number/ID.

Hard drives are one of the most common hardware parts that get blacklisted on an Fortnite hardware ban. Luckily, changing your hard drives’ serial number is effortless to bypass, and it won’t cause any issues on your hard drives or files if you follow the steps below.

Below you can find how to change the serial numbers of all of your hard drives.

Navigate to the folder with the files you previously downloaded and go to step 2. You should see a file named “Change Disk IDs“. Right-click on it, and choose “Run as administrator“.

It will open a command prompt with all your drives, and it will ask you which drive ID you would like to change. Type just the letter of the Drive and hit enter.

Script to change Disk IDs (Volume Serial Numbers)

Press any key to continue, and your drives SN should be changed(you will see the confirmation message).

Do the same thing for the other drives once you get a message that the drive ID has been changed successfully. Once you’ve changed all of your drive ids, move on to the next step of the guide.

https://youtu.be/OmC2mCbisuo

If you want to change the Drive ID manually or revert the changes, follow the steps below:

Run the “Change Disk IDs.cmd” file as administrator and close it directly. We are doing this only to move the required files on the C drive.

Run CMD as administrator and type the following commands: 

  • cd c:/
  • Now for every disk that you have, type -> vol (Disk letter): for example, if you have two disks, let’s say, C & D. You will have to type the following commands: 
    • vol c:
    • vol d:
    • Copy the Volume Serial Number of your disks in a separate text file and save it.
How to find out the serial number of your hard drives.
  • volumeid c: (type the Volume Serial Number you saved before, and change the last two digits to whatever you want) Example: If the previous Volume Serial Number was AB98-1233 , type the command -> volumeid c: AB98-1211
  • Do the same for the rest of the disks(if you have any)
  • You should get a message the volume id is updated.
How to change the serial number of your hard drivers to bypass the HWID ban on Fortnite.

Okay, that’s it, you’ve successfully changed the hard drives’ serial numbers IDs, and you are one step closer to getting unbanned from Fortnite. 

Step 3 – Change HWIDs of everything.

AMIWIN64 is used in this step.

Now it’s time to change the system UUID, Baseboard serial number, System Serial, Chassis serial, etc. This is where all the magic happens. We are going to change every single hardware identifier that Fortnite flags on an HWID ban.

Navigate to “STEP 3 – Change HWIDS” folder, right-click on the “Change ALL HWIDs.cmd” file and choose “Run as administrator“.

HWID Bypass Script, spoofer, cleaner to bypass Fortnite HWID ban.

Then you will be asked to press any key to continue changing your HWIDs and the command prompt will show you upfront your new HWIDs for every hardware part.

How to change all HWIDs and bypass the HWID Ban(Step 1)

Once you press any button to continue, your Command Prompt should look something like the one below.

How to change all HWIDs and bypass the HWID Ban(Step 2)

You’ve successfully changed all your systems HWIDs, and you are ready to move on to the next step.

https://youtu.be/tOxoVQTX5EE

Step 4 – Edit HWID Registry keys

Next, you will need to edit a few registry keys that could link you back to the Fortnite ban. Below you can find step-by-step instructions on how to edit all registry keys that could possibly link you back to the hardware id ban.

Press Win Key + R on your keyboard, and a small window on the bottom left should appear. Type “Regedit” and hit enter.

How to access registry editor in Windows.

Now copy this path -> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography and paste it into the search bar on the top side.

Location of an HWID value.

Go to the GUID Generator website, click on the button to generate a new GUID, and copy it.

GUID Generator

On the right side of the registry window, you should see the “MachineGuid” key. Double click on it, replace the GUID with the generated one and click OK.

How to change GUID to bypass Fortnite HWID ban.

Again, copy this path -> Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\IDConfigDB\Hardware Profiles\0001 and paste it into the search bar on the top side.

Go to the GUID Generator website, click on the button to generate a new GUID, and copy it.

On the right side of the registry window, you should see the “HwProfileGuid” key. Double click on it, replace the id with the generated one and click OK.

How to change the 2nd GUID to bypass HWID Ban on Fortnite.

Now let’s move on to the next step!

https://youtu.be/805RdxsIrWs

Step 5 – Mask & Setup your IP Address

Your IP address is the most crucial security step that will even make or break everything you did above to bypass the Fortnite ban. The best way to change your IP address is to use a VPN service or a proxy server(Proxys need an excellent setup to avoid disconnections and unhiding your IP, so let’s stick with the VPN).

This is the most commonly asked question. Do I need a VPN? YES! You do. If you don’t use a new IP, your new Fortnite account will get linked to your HWID ban, and it will be blocked, sometimes instantly or after a few hours/days.

Do I need to play the game with a VPN connection at all times? Yes, that’s one of the reasons I recommend getting NordVPN because you will have the lowest ping possible on Fortnite.

Why not use a Free VPN? Slow speed, high ping, and disconnections all the time which can leak your IP and get you banned instantly again. Don’t believe me? Go ahead and try yourself.

I can’t find a completely free method because you will need a VPN 100% to play Fortnite again, but you can get NordVPN for 3.29$ per month, which is the best possible solution I can think of.

How to correctly set up the VPN to protect you from getting your actual IP address seen by Fortnite:

https://youtu.be/usJp9-TOrkM

Step 6 – Change your MAC address.

The next thing that immediately gets banned by Fortnite after the IP address on any ban is the MAC address, so you have to make sure you have a different one. Below you can find step-by-step instructions on how to change your MAC address on any Windows machine.

Navigate to Settings.

Settings Windows

Click on Network & Internet.

Network & Internet Windows

Click on “Change adapter options“.

How to change adapter settings in Windows

Right-click on your primary internet adapter and click on “Properties“.

Adapter Properties

Choose Client for Microsoft Networks, and click Configure.

Client for Microsoft Networks configuration

Navigate to the Advanced tab and choose Network Address.

Now go to this website, generate a new mac address, copy it, and paste it to the Network address box.

How to change MAC address on network adapter in Windows to bypass the Ban on Fortnite.

Click OK, and you will be disconnected for a few seconds/minutes from the internet. No worries, it will get back up.

Now do the same thing for the NordVPN adapter. Right-Click on the NordVPN adapter and choose Properties.

Configuring the NordVPN adapter.

Choose “Client for Microsoft Networks” and click “Configure“. Navigate to the Advanced tab, choose MAC Address, and paste a newly generated MAC address from the generator.

How to change MAC address of NordVPN adapter in Windows to bypass the Ban on Fortnite.
https://youtu.be/vbWlSqDHVjA

Once you’ve changed your ethernet/wifi adapter and the NordVPN’s adapter, MAC Address, proceed to the next step.

If the above method didn’t work for you or some options were missing

Download Technitium MAC Address Changer and follow the instructions below.

There is a program to change your MAC address in the previously downloaded files. Select your Network Connections, click on the “Random MAC Address” button, and click “Change Now!“.

Change MAC Address to bypass HWID ban on Fortnite.
https://youtu.be/kORZ3QJNV2U

Step 7 – Create or buy a new game account.

Now that you got everything ready, it’s time to create a new Fortnite account or buy a cheap one from one of these websites: MMOGA, MMOGAH.

Navigate to the Fortnite Official Website and create a new account with new details. 

TIPS:

  • Use the most commonly used email providers ( Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, Protonmail, etc.) Avoid temporary emails.
  • The same goes for the phone number. Don’t use the free numbers you’ll find on websites on the internet. Instead, use a phone number you never used before, get a cheap number from Tossable Digits or Hushed.
  • Don’t use Russian Numbers until further notice.

Step 8 – Create a new Windows User.

Recently I updated this guide to avoid reinstalling Windows from scratch, but instead of that, you will have to create a new Windows user. Pretty easy to do so; follow the steps shown in the video below.

https://youtu.be/P0Y2iX-6pS4

Step 9 – Change Monitor HWID

In some rare cases, your monitor serial might get banned as well. I would say that it’s worth changing it since the process is straightforward and quick. To change your Monitors ID Serial, follow the steps below:

Navigate to the folder -> STEP 9 – Change Monitor HWID, right-click on CRU.exe, and choose “Run as Administrator“.

Run CRU as Administrator

On the top side of the Custom Resolution Utility app, choose your Monitor/s and click on the “Edit” button.

How to edit your monitor's properties, settings, resolution, and hwids from Windows.

Change the value of the ID Serial and click OK.

Change Monitor ID Serial Number - HWID
https://youtu.be/X7JbOIHZNCw

Step 10 – Hide Mouse, Keyboard, and Controller serial numbers.

Getting your mouse, keyboard, controller, and other peripherals banned or flagged is rare, and it mostly happens in manual HWID bans. Since it will only take you one to two minutes to hide all your peripheral serial numbers, I recommend doing it to be safe.

I never needed to hide any of my peripherals ID to bypass the hardware id ban on all the tests I’ve done on different games. Still, many people have been sending me messages to include it as part of the solution since it helped many of them.

Below you can find step-by-step instructions on how to hide your mouse, keyboard, controller, and any computer peripheral serial number:

Navigate to the “STEP 10 – Change Mouse, Keyboard, Controller, SNs” folder or download USBDeview, right-click on USBDeview.exe , and choose “Run as administrator“.

Showing how to: Right-click on USBDeview.exe , and choose "Run as administrator"

Locate your Mouse, right-click on it, and select “Open In RegEdit“.

Change controller, mouse, keyboard, and peripherals IDs and HWIDs.

Right-click on the marked folder on Registry Editor and choose “Permissions“. A window will pop up, and you should find the “Read” column and tick the “Deny” option. Once you do that, click Apply and OK.

Deny Reading Peripherals Serial ID

Repeat the same steps for your keyboard and controller(if you have one).

https://youtu.be/8nD4P8nYNyQ

Step 11 – Download and Install the game.

Now it’s time to go ahead and download Fortnite and install it on your computer.

Please navigate to the official website of Fortnite, download it, install it, and log in with your new account.

Comments

  1. I upgraded to windows 11 and i m still banned on fortnite..
    U can help me please?
    I have laptop

    1. I upgraded to Win11, got a new account,did all the bios stuff, connected to deticated ip and it worked!!!

  2. guys just use hardware serial number changer and get the dedicated ip from nordvpn so you dont have to download windows on a new disk or anything. it basicly changes your ssds serial number which makes that part unbanned if fortnite had something to do with that part.

    1. worked with the serial number changer and vpn ! I was trying for weeks to fix this . thank you

    2. Do you have a good reference for an hardware serial number changer? Cuz there is too much online thx

  3. The first time i did this it didn’t work because at some time i forgot to connect to the vpn and probably i was linked to previous account.
    What i did the second time was:
    Disconnect and reconnect everything from my pc (ram,motherboard,gpu,psu, cmos battery. etc.)
    Connected a new ssd on my pc
    Resetted the router, and updated BIOS
    Got the dedicated ip and make it startup every time i open my pc so i dont forget it
    Download and install fortnite on the new ssd with a new fortnite account
    and boom ! it worked like a charm! I didnt reinstall windows but it worked. I assume because i installed the game on the new ssd

  4. what parts does fortnite ban you on? and if i was to change the parts will i get unbanned?

    1. Author

      You are most likely IP banned as well, so you will need a new IP address.

    1. Author

      Enter your email in the form and you should receive it after a few seconds.

  5. Okay so I own a gaming laptop, I tried this and it worked for a short time I’d say fit about some hours until i got kicked again and i thought i didn’t really need to use a VPN however…. I were able to play this game with the same profile on another computer that wasn’t mine and it didn’t kick me at all using the same connection it’s why I thought a VPN wouldn’t be necessary on my personal gaming Laptop. Then I did everything again, tried with VPN on my PC and it works for the last 15 days no problem! thank you!!!

  6. I just sent my email. hopefully I can receive the file instantly I will update it in 10 mins

  7. The next time you play Fortnite again do you need to spoof your pc (step 3) or just connect to your dedicated ip and load up Fortnite?

  8. on step 3, 1. Change ALL HWIDs.cmd says “the system cannot find the path specified. when i press key to continue it says “The system cannot find the path specified.
    ‘AMIDEWINx64.EXE’ is not recognized as an internal or external command”

    any idea how to fix?

  9. the account that was banned is gone? or will this fix the account. Or do i have to make a new account to play

  10. Had almost no hope when i reading it and going over it. had already reset my pc and that still hadnt worked so was almost certain that it wasnt going to work. turns out i was wrong this worked a charm took an hour max (including my slow reading) really easy to follow great guide!

  11. When your hwid banned does this include your account too or can I play on my main account

  12. This is worked! Thank you.
    However, the error “” is displayed and i got kicked out of match sometimes.

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