Store:Epic Games Store

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Epic Games Store
Epic Games Store cover
Epic Games
Release dates
Windows December 6, 2018
macOS (OS X) December 6, 2018
Epic Games Store at Wikipedia
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Key points

DRM: Digital distribution platform including a client required for downloading games. No store-wide DRM is used - developers are free to utilize the Epic Online Services SDK for integrating Epic services into games, or provide their own DRM solutions.[1][2]
Two-factor authentication: app authenticator or email.
Some games can be started without the Epic Games launcher by creating a shortcut and adding the -EpicPortal command line argument.

General information

List of games available on Epic Games Store
Official Website
Official Website - News
Official Support
Official Roadmap and Patch Notes
EpicData.Info - Unofficial database


Download and run the latest Epic Games Launcher installer from here.

Offline mode

Introduced on February 14, 2019 and expanded on June 16, 2020, the feature enables users to sign-in to their Epic Games Launcher even if they are not connected to the internet. This feature needs to be first enabled through the settings menu of the launcher for which a normal sign-in is required. After the feature is enabled by the user and the launcher is run without an internet connection, the user will be prompted to retry connection, skip sign-in or to continue in offline mode. The user can enter their Epic Username to go into offline mode. Using this feature, the user can play any offline only game which is installed on their machine. This feature does not work on games such as GTA 5 that use Epic Online Services or require a constant internet connection or proof of ownership.[3][dubious – discuss][4]

Cloud saves

Introduced on July 25, 2019, the feature allows for uploading of locally stored save files and synchronization with the Epic Games servers for cloud storage. Automatic save files uploading is enabled by default in the supported games.

To check games for cloud saves support, look for the Enable Cloud Save toggle by opening the context menu next to the game launch button.
To manually force upload, click on Sync data now from the context menu next to the game launch button.
At the conflict prompt,
  • Selecting the Download to machine option will download the files stored on the Epic Games servers, completely overwriting the files on the local computer.
  • Selecting the Upload to cloud option will upload the locally stored files to the Epic Games servers.
When unsure, manually backing up the locally stored save files by copying them to a different location, then choosing the Download to machine option allows to have both on the local computer.

Issues fixed

Launcher UI elements misplaced

Clear the web cache[5][6]
  1. Close the Epic Games Launcher.
  2. Go to %LOCALAPPDATA%\EpicGamesLauncher\Saved\
  3. Remove the webcache folder.

Other information

Move or back up existing game installation

Move an existing game installation to a new folder or drive[7][8][9]
  1. Locate and rename (or copy) the original game folder.
  2. Uninstall the game within Epic Games Launcher.
  3. Start installing the game and select the desired target location.
  4. Pause the installation process.
  5. Fully close Epic Games Launcher.
  6. Copy or move the contents of the original folder (including .egstore) into the newly created folder.
  7. Start the launcher and resume the installation process.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
AMD Athlon II X2
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX
ATI Radeon HD 4650
Intel HD Graphics 4000
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Operating system (OS) 10.9 (Mavericks)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
AMD Athlon II X2
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX
ATI Radeon HD 4650
Intel HD Graphics 4000
512 MB of VRAM


  1. Game Informer - Tim Sweeney Answers Questions About The New Epic Games Store - last accessed on 2019-09-03
    "Does the store use any style of digital right management, and can players play these games offline or is an internet connection required?
    We do not have any store-wide DRM. Developers are free to use their own DRM solutions if they choose.
  2. Epic Online Services - last accessed on 2019-11-09
  3. Verified by User:Ultragamer2004 on 2020-07-06
  4. GTA V requires an internet connection to start. - last accessed on 2020-07-07
  5. Probelm with Epic games UI - last accessed on 2019-08-01
  6. Epic launcher white screen - last accessed on 2019-08-01
  7. How to Move Fortnite to Another Folder, Drive, or PC - last accessed on 2020-04-02
  8. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-04-02
  9. Workaround for detecting previous game installs - last accessed on 2020-07-06