You may ever get a problem where your download speed on Epic Launcher is very slow. If you get this problem, you need to find the reason why it can occur and also you have to try to fix it. Here, we are going to help you to solve your problem.
You have to know that Fortnite downloads being slow can occur due to slow internet connection. Once you try to download Fortnite, your device is going to receive files from game servers. The information will be transferred in small bundles of data called packets. Sometimes the packets are lost along the way. Then, it makes your download slow. In other cases, you may find that the download stops or crashes. For this case, you are able to try using Speedify as it can solve the problem of slow.
The Speedify allows your device to connect to the internet by using multiple internet connections simultaneously. It will be able to increase the bandwidth you have available and gives a more reliable and secure internet for hefty downloads. Also, Speedify has auto failover. Once Speedify detects that a signal is weak, it is going to reroute all the data through the remaining connection. It is done to give you a connection which is smooth and uninterrupted.
Apparently, slow download can also occur because many people who want to download the game and it seems that the load is too much for servers of Epic Games. It makes people who want to update the game also get stuck downloading updates. There is another way that you can do to fix this issue. Epic Games stated that it can occur due to too many downloads happening simultaneously. If you want to fix it, you are able to follow the steps below.
Firstly, you have to navigate to the AppData folder in your Local Disk C, the path for which should be something along the lines of Computer > Local Disc (C:) > Users > [your username] > AppData> Local> EpicGamesLauncher> Saved> Config> Windows.
The AppData folder under default settings is hidden, so you have to change a few settings to see it. Follow these steps:
- Open Windows Explorer and click on Organize
- Select Folder and Search Options
- Under the View tab, find Hidden Files and Folders
- Select Show Hidden Folders, Files and Drives and Apply changes.
The steps above are for Windows. By the way, how about Mac? Your directory should look like ~/Library/Preferences/Unreal Engine/EpicGamesLauncher/Mac. It can be hidden, so you are able to go to Folder and paste the path given above in the text box to find the folder. After you have found the folder, you have to open the file named Engine. Before you open the file, please go to its properties and uncheck the ‘Read Only’ option. If the file is open, you have to go to the end of the file and add this code: [Portal.BuildPatch] ChuckDownloads=3. Now, you are able to save the changes and close the file. Please restart the launcher and try again, your download should be fine.