Epic Online Services and Epic Games Launcher 13.0.0 Update

The Epic Games Launcher is now using Epic Online Services natively to keep cross-platform and social features up-to-date for integrated games. 

With this change, the Epic Games Launcher will need to install a local Epic Online Services component as a prerequisite. Once you’ve installed the 13.0.0 launcher update on Windows you will begin to see messaging informing you of the changes and prompting you to complete Epic Online Services installation to receive future launcher updates.

To ensure you are able to continue to use the Epic Games Launcher we recommend getting the Epic Online Services installation completed as soon as possible. This can be done in just a few short steps from the settings menu in the Epic Games Launcher detailed below.

You can read more about Epic Online Services here.


How to install

Settings Menu Install Method

  1. Open the Epic Games Launcher and sign in with your Epic Games account.
  2. Open the Epic Games Launcher’s Settings.
    Open the Epic Games Launcher’s Settings.
  3. Look for the Epic Online Services Install Available description section.Epic Online Services Install Available description

  4. Click Install Now.

  5. If you are prompted with a User Access Control window, allow the app to make changes.
    If needed, provide administrator access.Allow Epic Online Services to make changes to your device.

  6. Wait for the Epic Online Services to install.
    You should see a notification stating that it was installed.
    Epic Online Services successful installation notification

  7. Epic Online Services will start up shortly and run its update process.
    Epic Online Services will start up shortly and run its update process.

  8. You are done! Epic Online Services is now installed.


EGL Modal Pop-up Install Method

  1. Open the Epic Games Launcher and sign in with your Epic Games account.

    An Install Epic Online Services prompt will appear.
    Install Epic Online Services prompt

  2. Click OK.

  3. If you are prompted with a User Access Control window, allow the app to make changes.
    If needed, provide administrator access.
    Allow Epic Online Services to make changes to your device.

  4. Wait for the Epic Online Services to install.
    You should see a notification stating that it was installed.
    Epic Online Services successful installation notification

  5. Epic Online Services will start up shortly and run its update process.
    Epic Online Services will start up shortly and run its update process.

  6. You are done! Epic Online Services is now installed.

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