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Epic Games Launcher

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The newest version of the launcher.

Application Details:

Version: Latest Version
License: Free to use
Votes: 9
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.8

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Direct official link to installer .msi

Test Results

Old test results
The test results you have selected are very old and may not represent the current state of Wine.
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
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 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Apr 11 20205.0Yes Yes YesGoldbraiam 
ShowLinux Mint 19.2 TinaOct 20 20194.17-stagingYes Yes YesGoldNoostyche 

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
41258 UE4 applications crash with "Assertion failed: Count >= 0" (Epic Games Launcher, Paragon) CLOSED FIXED 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
44793 Epic Games Launcher 7.x crashes on startup (relies on native Windows behaviour: 'shcore.dll' loaded by 'shlwapi.dll') CLOSED FIXED View
44865 Multiple applications using CEF (Autodesk Fusion 360, Between, League of Legends) crash when Windows version is set to 8 or higher due to missing DirectManipulation COM object (directmanipulation.dll, CLSID {54e211b6-3650-4f75-8334-fa359598e1c5}) STAGED View
44958 Epic Games crash reporter needs 'dbgeng.DebugCreate' to support IDebugClient5 interface CLOSED FIXED View
47479 Many D3D11 games show black or white screen with Wine 4.12.1 (Darkula by Locomalito, Magic the Gathering Arena,, EVE Online, World of Warships) CLOSED FIXED 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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The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Install dotnet 4.0
by John Porterfield on Tuesday October 2nd 2018, 3:01
Run winetricks dotnet40 and then go into winecfg and set it back to windows 10, it'll get past the error message. On the login screen it doesn't show any text, but the 4th one from the right is the button you press.
Epic Games Launcher 7.1.1
by Dmitry on Thursday January 18th 2018, 14:16
Installed fine, but the window quickly opens and quickly closes. Don't have time to click.

P.S. wine-staging 2.21
Installing Fortnite
by Yann Le Parc on Thursday December 7th 2017, 3:33
Hey Linuxians! How can I install Fortnite on Linux pls? >passing by installing Epic Games launcher? How does it works? Need help!!
I tried to create a virtual driver and launching the installer through it but did'nt work... :/
Version 6.9.1 installed, but launcher fails.
by Guido on Thursday November 30th 2017, 8:48
worked around the installation : wine resgistry edited :
new key Direct3D
inside direc3D new DWORD MaxVersionGL hexa 300002
Installation seems ok, but the launcher fails so far.
6.6 broken
by Tod Jackson on Thursday October 19th 2017, 11:38
Sigh. It seems version 6.6 has broken it completely... can't install, can't run.
Launcher no longer runs with latest update
by krabbit on Wednesday October 18th 2017, 16:49
With the latest update to the launcher, I can no longer start it. It tries to update, gets hung, and then after that, any subsequent attempts to start it results in a crash.

Wine 2.18-staging
Debian stable x64
64 bit prefix
Corefonts and dotnet40 installed via winetricks
RE: Launcher no longer runs with latest update
by Berstanio on Thursday October 19th 2017, 7:28
I have the same problem but how do you installed dotnet40 with a 64 bit prefix? I thought that can be only installed in 32 bit prefixes.
RE: Launcher no longer runs with latest update
by krabbit on Thursday October 19th 2017, 17:30
It worked with wine 2.18-staging and git head version of winetricks.

Had no effect as far as I could tell on getting the launcher working however.
64 bit prefix
by Gbour Fox on Saturday October 14th 2017, 10:11
If I run the launcher in a 32 bit prefix, the launcher works fine, but can't install games ("Unsupported OS")
However can't get the launcher working in a 64 bit prefix (needs dotnet40 which I cant install on 64 bit)
Any solutions?
Empty window
by Gbour Fox on Saturday October 14th 2017, 7:57
Both on my fedora (newest with KDE, wine 2.17 staging) and xubuntu (16.04, POL + wine 2.18 staging) the launcher window only has its custom decoration and logo in the top left corner otherwise empty black..
RE: Empty window
by Gbour Fox on Saturday October 14th 2017, 9:43
The issue has gone. (Had to choose a newer windows version in wine configuration)
Freezes with 6.5 on Mint 18.2
by Tefer on Tuesday October 10th 2017, 21:37
I'm not able to install the launcher with the latest EPL 6.5 msi.

Wine 18.2 Staging
Can't login
by Nebbie Zebbie on Wednesday September 27th 2017, 1:06
Same setup as described in the test results, but 64-bit.
The login screen for the launcher is not apparently taking any text input, it complains about invalid email address and no password.
RE: Can't login
by Amosar on Wednesday September 27th 2017, 10:27
You need to install corefonts to correct this
winetricks corefonts
RE: Can't login
by Nebbie Zebbie on Wednesday September 27th 2017, 13:51
No change.
RE: Can't login
by Amosar on Wednesday September 27th 2017, 14:54
Verify if you have do this in the right Wine prefix else re-test with clean winePrefix and if the problem is always present open bug report with your terminal to signal this problem