3 Methods to Increase Epic Games Launcher Download Speed

Many things can contribute to slow download speed on the Epic Games Launcher while downloading your favorite games such as Fortnite, GTA V, or any other game.

While restarting your router, pc, or epic games launcher are the first steps you should take to fix your slow download speed. There are also more complex ways to increase Epic Games Launcher download speed.

In this post, I’ve made a list of a few ways to help you increase your slow download speed of Epic Games Launcher.

1. Change throttle download settings on Epic Games Launcher

Changing throttle download settings on the Epic Games launcher may not make a lot of sense, but according to many users, it may be the reason you have low download speed. 

The steps you have to take are the following:

Open your epic games launcher and navigate to settings.

Demonstrates where the settings tab is located in the Epic Games Launcher.
Navigate to settings tab in Epic Games Launcher

Find the option called Throttle Downloads and tick it. You will see a box like this one below with a default value of 0. 

This picture shows where the Throttle Download option in the Epic Games Launcher is located!
Tick the option Throttle Downloads

Change the “0” value to something like 10000000 or more.

Setting the download speed of Epic Games Launcher to 10000000 or more to achieve the best download speed possible !
Set it to 10000000 or more

Restart your Epic Games launcher and check your download speed on the Epic Games Launcher. If there is no difference, move to the second method.

2. Optimize the engine.ini file

There may be some download speed limitations by default in the engine.ini file. That’s why we are going to edit it to unlock the maximum download speed available to us. So let’s start!

Navigate to your search bar and type ” %APPDATA% ” and hit ENTER.

How to access APPDATA folder in Windows 10
Type %APPDATA%

On the top bar, click on “AppData“.

How to find the AppData folder on Windows 10, that will help to find the engine.ini file.
Click on the AppData

Enter the “Local” folder.

How to find the Local folder on Windows 10, that will help to find the engine.ini file.
Double click the Local folder

Look for the EpicGamesLauncher folder and double-click on it.

How to find the EpicGamesLauncher folder on Windows 10, that will help to find the engine.ini file.
Double click the EpicGamesLauncher folder

Now you should see 2 folders ( Intermediate and Saved ). Double click on Saved.

How to find the Saved folder on Windows 10, that will help to find the engine.ini file.
Double click the saved folder

Double-click on the Config folder.

How to find the Config folder on Windows 10, that will help to find the engine.ini file.
Double click the Config folder

Double-click on the “Windows” folder.

How to find the Windows folder under EpicGamesLauncher folder on Windows 10, that will help to find the engine.ini file.
Double Click the Windows folder

Now you should be able to locate the “Engine.ini” file. Once you find it, double-click to open it and start editing.

If a window pop-up asking you, “How do you want to open this program?”, choose Notepad.

Engine.ini file that we are going to optimize to increase Epic Games Launcher download speed.
This is the Engine.ini file we are going to edit .

Select everything in the engine.ini file and delete it. Then copy the following code and paste it into your engine.ini file. 

[HTTP] HttpTimeout=10 HttpConnectionTimeout=10 HttpReceiveTimeout=10 HttpSendTimeout=10 [Portal.BuildPatch] ChunkDownloads=3 ChunkRetries=20 RetryTime=0.5

Save and close the file, restart your epic games launcher and check your speed.

If there is no difference, try the following adjustments in the code above: increasing the ChunkDownload=3 value, changing it to 4, saving and closing the file, restarting the launcher, and trying again. If there is still no difference, try with 5,6,7. If nothing works, move to the next step.

3. Reset network settings/DNS Cache

If the previous two steps didn’t help you increase Epic Games Launcher download speed, try to reset your network and socks settings and flush your DNS cache. To do that, follow my instructions below.

Open your CMD as administrator and run the following commands in the same order as listed.

How to open CMD as an administrator in Windows 10
Run CMD as an administrator.

Command #1: ipconfig /flushdns -> hit enter

Command #2: ipconfig /registerdns -> hit enter

Command #3: ipconfig /release -> hit enter

Command #4: ipconfig /renew -> hit enter

Command #5: netsh Winsock reset -> hit enter

Restart your computer and check your Epic Games Launcher download speed again. If your download speed is still the same, try downloading the Epic Games Launcher here.

If even after reinstalling it, you got the same or lower download speed, then there is a good chance that this is your maximum download speed, and it can’t get higher, or you’ll need to get a new AB RJ45 or/and TP-Link AC1750, and apart from an increased download speed, you’ll also see better ping results.

Get a High-Speed VPN

If you absolutely need to use a VPN for whatever reason, then make sure they have a lot of servers across the world, as well as their servers are the fastest with the lowest ping possible. If you are looking for the best gaming VPN without spending too much money, then you should grab NordVPN.

Need extra help?

If you feel like your PC is underperforming, you can book a PC Optimization appointment with me, and I will be more than happy to help you out and solve all your problems and dramatically improve your pc performance, decrease input lag and latency, boost your FPS, and possibly stabilize and lower your ping.

Other useful guides:

F.A.Q

How do I find the default engine.ini file?

Delete the one you already have, and the next time you start your Epic Games Launcher, a new one will be created by default.


If this guide helped you increase Epic Games Launcher download speed and you are downloading your favorite game right now, make sure to check out my other guide to reduce your ping while gaming.

Let me know in the comments below if you face any issues or if you have any suggestions!

Comments

    1. for some reason mine isstill at 200kbs
      i deleted the engine file
      and set throttle to 0
      gunna do the 3rd 1

    1. Author

      Hello Bob,

      Try deleting the engine.ini file and then start Epic Games Launcher again.

  1. So, I wasn’t able to do all the commands. I could only do the first 2 and then the last one.. is that ok?

    1. Author

      Hello Andii,
      Yes that’s okay, did you get any error message?

      1. It went from 500kbs to 200kbs and my internet is good so that’s not the problem

  2. I don’t usually comment on these things, but just wanted to say a big thank you. I used all 3 methods posted above and boosted my download speed from 500Kb/s to about 9.8Mb/s… simply amazing

  3. thank you whoever helped me fix this dumb issue its working perfectly now!

  4. Thanks Alot bro It has helped me alot. I am very happy. I was Downloading Fortnite.
    But speed was too low , but now it is great. Thanks alot!

  5. I’m averaging around 13-16MB/s. why is it so slow? My computer can do speeds up to 380mb/s. steam and epic games are limiting me and it frustrates me -.-

  6. Try deleting the engine.ini file and then start Epic Games Launcher again.

    then I get 50 MB/s download

  7. This worked for me thank you so much i was tired of waiting 3 hours for a 5 gig download went for below 3 mb/s to over 10 mb/s

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