Store:Epic Games Store

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Epic Games Store
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Epic Games
Release dates
Windows December 6, 2018
macOS (OS X) December 6, 2018
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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 provide their own DRM solutions and utilize the Epic Online Services SDK for integrating Epic services into the games.[1][2]
Two-factor authentication: app authenticator or email.
Architectures: Supports 32-bit and 64-bit games. The Epic Games Launcher can run in both 64-bit and 32-bit on Windows.[3]
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
List of DRM-free games on Epic Games Store
Official Website
Official Support
Official Roadmap and Patch Notes
Server Status
EpicData - Unofficial database


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

Client data

Configuration file(s) location

Element Location
User settings %LOCALAPPDATA%\EpicGamesLauncher\Saved\Config\

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.

Launcher Cloud Saves

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.

Player Data Storage

As an alternative, Epic Online Services supports saving to the cloud without relying on Epic Games Launcher, making the feature compatible with other platforms if enabled.[4]

Offline mode

Implemented on February 14, 2019 and expanded on June 16, 2020, the feature enables users to sign into their Epic Games Launcher without an internet connection.[5]

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.

Epic Online Services

Development Roadmap

Epic Online Services (EOS) is a suite of cross-platform game services available to third-party developers for free and open to any engine, platform, or store.[6]

In December 2018, Epic Games announced that during 2019 they would launch a large set of cross-platform game services for third-party developers based on services originally built for Fortnite.[7] In March 2019, the initial set of services was released, consisting of game analytics and player ticketing.[8] Throughout 2019, these services were implemented in games like Satisfactory, Dauntless, and Borderlands 3.

The Epic Online Services SDK was extended with an in-game overlay that allowed in-app purchases in 2019, followed by the addition of an in-game social overlay and achievements in the summer of 2020.[9][10] Accessible with Shift+F3, the social feature allows players to join or invite friends in games without relying on their multiplayer user interfaces.

Epic Games Store on Linux

Official client does not support Linux (yet).

Heroic Games Launcher

Heroic is an Open Source Game Launcher for Linux, Windows and MacOS (for both Native and Windows Games using Crossover). Right now it supports launching games from the Epic Games Store using Legendary, a CLI alternative to the Epic Games Launcher. Heroic is built with Web Technologies like: TypeScript, React, NodeJS and Electron.

Supports multiple Wine version installed by Lutris, Steam Client or package manager
Integrates Epic Games Store page
Available in all common Linux packaging formats
Also available for Windows and MacOS
Does not support friend list or chats
Does not support EOS
Does not support Unreal Marketplace


Lutris is a gaming client for Linux. It gives access to video games and has integration with Epic Games Store which allows to import existing game library and community maintained install scripts which provides a completely automated setup.

Supports multiple runners (programs managed by Lutris that can run games) including Wine which is letting to run Windows versions of games bought in EGS.
Can run official Epic Games Store client using Wine runner (DXVK + esync + fsync + game fixes).

Issues fixed

Launcher UI elements misplaced

Clear the web cache[11][12]
  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[13][14][15]
  1. Locate and rename 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 all contents of the original folder (excluding .egstore) into the newly created folder.[13]
  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
Requirements for the Epic Games Launcher client.
Operating system (OS) 10.10 (Yosemite)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
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
Requirements for the Epic Games Launcher client.


  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. It's 2019 and we still can't disable WOW64. - last accessed on 2021-05-06
    "Epic's launcher installs in Program Files (x86), but is one of the few to offer a 64bit build."
  4. Player Data Storage Interface - last accessed on 2020-12-10
  5. Offline Mode and Free Game Pop-Up - last accessed on 2020-07-24
  6. Epic Online Services - last accessed on 2020-07-15
  7. Epic - Epic 2019 cross-platform online services roadmap - last accessed on 2020-07-15
  8. Epic - Epic’s free Online Services launch for all game developers - last accessed on 2020-07-15
  9. Epic Online Services Documentation - EOS Overlay - last accessed on 2020-07-16
  10. [1] - last accessed on 2020-08-04
  11. Probelm with Epic games UI - last accessed on 2019-08-01
  12. Epic launcher white screen - last accessed on 2019-08-01
  13. 13.0 13.1 Can the Epic Games Launcher detect previously installed games? - last accessed on 2020-07-06
  14. How to Move Fortnite to Another Folder, Drive, or PC - last accessed on 2020-04-02
  15. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-04-02