How to Increase Download Speed in Epic Launcher (2024)

In this guide, we are gonna share all the possible ways to Increase Download Speed in Epic Launcher. Epic games have been providing some amazing and famous games for free this year such as GTA V, Rocket League, and Watch Dogs 2. Gamers who often tended to search for pirated games got some cool stuff and got rid of searching for these games all around the internet and end up getting nothing but a malicious program.

Some of the gamers are facing issues with the Epic Launcher downloading speed. So here we are with some tweaks and tips to increase your downloading speed.

Before sharing the tweaks, here are some of the factors to look at before you apply the tweaks –

Disable Windows Update for a While

This is an effective way to increase the download speed of the Epic launcher without any software or tweaking. Windows updates could eat up all your data while you download the game, pausing it for a while won’t have any significant effect on your windows performance.

Disable Windows Firewall Might Help

Sometimes disabling the windows firewall while downloading can also improves your download speed but make sure while you disable the firewall, stay away from malicious websites and web apps as they can harm your pc when you are exposed to malicious websites. So try this method at your own risk.

Quit Unused Programs

One of the most effective methods is to quit unused programs running in the background and eating up downloading speed from the taskbar

This is one of the most common factors that people tend to forget while having low downloading speed. There might be some software that is being updated in the background, so have a look at the taskbar and kill all the unnecessary programs and software.

Tweak –

  1. Open the run by clicking Windows + R or in the search bar.
  2. Type %appdata% and hit enter, and new windows will pop up.
  3. Go back to the AppData folder and click on local.
  4. Click on the EpicGamesLauncher folder inside the Local folder.
  5. Go to Saved > Config > Windows.
  6. You have to allow hidden items to see that file. If you don’t know how to see hidden items then you can refer to this article.
  7. Once enabled, open Engine.ini and replace it with the following code.

[HTTP] HttpTimeout=10 HttpConnectionTimeout=10 HttpReceiveTimeout=10 HttpSendTimeout=10 [Portal.BuildPatch] ChunkDownloads=5 ChunkRetries=20 RetryTime=0.5

Now you can see a slight increase in the downloading speed. If you wondering if your speed might increase up to 40% then this is not the correct statement. It can increase those kilobytes’ speed which was getting used up by other programs.

If you want to genuinely increase your downloading speed then you must upgrade your network connection speed, which must be the first priority in increasing the download as well as uploading speed.

If you found this article useful then you can share this article with your friends and tell them how they can also increase Epic game’s downloading speed.

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