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Epic Games Store
Epic Games Store cover
Developers
Epic Games
Release dates
Windows December 6, 2018
macOS (OS X) December 6, 2018
Epic Games Store at Wikipedia
Stores
Amazon
Battle.net
Bethesda.net
Discord
Epic Games Store
FireFlower Games
GamersGate
Games for Windows - LIVE
Gamesplanet
GOG.com
Green Man Gaming
Humble Store
Itch.io
Kartridge
Mac App Store
Microsoft Store
Oculus Store
Origin
Rockstar Games Launcher
Steam
Uplay
Viveport

For a list of games, see games using Epic Games Launcher DRM.

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.
Many 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

Installation[edit]

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

Cloud saves[edit]

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 gear menu next to the game launch button.
To manually force upload, click on Sync data now from the gear 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[edit]

Launcher UI elements misplaced[edit]

Clear the web cache[3][4]
  1. Close the Epic Games Launcher.
  2. Go to %LOCALAPPDATA%\EpicGamesLauncher\Saved\
  3. Remove the webcache folder.

References

  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. Probelm with Epic games UI - last accessed on 2019-08-01
  4. Epic launcher white screen - last accessed on 2019-08-01