How do I adjust the Epic Games Launcher files to improve download speeds?

If you're experiencing connection issues or slower download speeds than expected in your Launcher, you can try editing the following file to troubleshoot the issue.

  1. Click on Start.
  2. Type %localappdata% and press Enter.
  3. Open the EpicGamesLauncher folder.
  4. Open the Saved folder.
  5. Open the Config folder.
  6. Open the Windows folder.
  7. Open Engine.ini and add the following lines to it:


  8. Save the file and open the Epic Games Launcher.

You can also try setting the throttle speed to Unlimited:

  1. Launch the Epic Games Launcher.
  2. Click your Player Profile Icon (circle with first character of username) in the top right corner.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Place a checkmark in the Throttle Downloads box
  5. Set the download speed to 0 (this will set the bandwidth speed to Unlimited).
  6. Restart Epic Games Launcher.
  7. Try downloading your games again.

If this did not help solve the issue try the next step in our troubleshooting: How do I add an exception for my games to Windows Defender Firewall?

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