Category: Main Games Epic Games Launcher Latest Version

Epic Games Launcher

The newest version of the launcher.

Application Details:

Version: Latest Version
License: Free to use
Votes: 9
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.10-staging

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Free Download Direct official link to installer .msi

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installation (with workarounds)

UI (with workarounds)

Game key redemption

Downloading and launching games

What does not

Installation requires workarounds

The flickering issue worked around with the backgrounding trick will eventually come back, necessitating a restart.

Seems to temporarily freeze every now and then.


Installation requires a few things from winetricks. I do not know if everything below is needed but this is what I wound up adding:

  • corefonts
  • d3dcompiler_43
  • d3dx10
  • d3dx11_43
  • dotnet40
  • xinput

In addition, to fix the flickering/gray screen issue, you need to run the launcher with "-com.epicgames.launcher://apps/Tulip?action=launch&silent=true" on the command line. Then wait. The flickering appears to be caused by the login popups, so it's important that the launcher is fully logged in before you open the window. After you've waited a minute or two, open the main window by double-clicking on the tray icon. (If your WM/DE doesn't pick up Wine tray icons, you'll need to enable the virtual desktop in winecfg.)

What was not tested

Social features

Browsing store/buying games

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Doesn't seem to care if DXVK is installed or not. You will probably want DXVK for the actual games though.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64Jun 19 20205.10-stagingYes Yes YesGoldpioruns 
ShowFedora 32 x86_64Jun 14 20205.9No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverIlgaz Ă–cal 
ShowopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)May 26 20205.8Yes Yes YesGoldMaik Wagner 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 17 20205.8Yes Yes YesGoldCalvin Hendriks 
ShowDebian BusterMay 11 20205.5No Not installable NoGarbageMarcelo Zapatta 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View
40376 Black window in Epic Games Launcher caused by d3d11 NEW View
43680 Epic Games Launcher crashes if tool-tip is shown in D3D11 mode UNCONFIRMED View
44502 Epic Games Launcher (Fortnight 7.x) reports 'Error: Initialization failed while advising the language notification sink to the TSF source. (0x80004001)' (unsupported ITfActiveLanguageProfileNotifySink) STAGED View
48068 Mostly black window in Epic Games Launcher NEW View
48404 Can't close free game notifications from Epic Games Store UNCONFIRMED View
48406 Epic Games Store fails to install prerequisites with Wine Mono UNCONFIRMED View

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