Offline Mode and Free Game Pop-Up
We’ve added a new feature to the Epic Games store we wanted to make you aware of--as well as highlight a capability that has been around for a while (but you may not have noticed….). We’re talking about free game notification pop-ups and offline mode!
What’s Offline Mode?
Offline Mode allows you to continue using Epic Games store functionality even when you are not connected to the internet. Simply click “Skip Sign-In” if the launcher asks you to log-in while you’re offline.
Sign in interface when the computer has an internet connection; selecting “Sign In Later” takes you to offline mode.
Sign in interface when the Launcher does not detect an internet connection; selecting “Skip Sign In” takes the you to offline mode
Please note, that while most games work offline absolutely fine, some don’t - notably Fortnite and Spellbreak.
For our newest feature, you'll notice the free game notification popping up starting next week with the free game: Thimbleweed Park. For any future free games we roll out you'll be notified when they are available to download and play (You can disable this in the settings)!
Be on the look-out for an Epic Games store state of development on the horizon :)