How to limit the download bandwitdh in Epic Games Launcher


Unlike Steam Client or Blizzard Desktop App, Epic Games Launcher doesn’t have a feature for limiting the download speed. Therefore, whenever you install or update a game, Epic Game Launcher will use all your internet bandwidth. As a result, you are almost unable to do other stuff that required an internet connection.

This article will show you how to limit the download bandwidth in Epic Games Launcher. At this time, we need third-party software to do it and NetLimiter is a good choice. The free version is lightweight and good enough for us. Link download.

After downloading and installing NetLimiter (just click “Next” and something like that), start the program.

Next, click on the “epicgamelauncher.exe” row and check the box in the “DL Limit” column. Have a look at the picture below for clarity.

By default, the maximum value is only 5 KB/s and we need to change it. Click on “5 KB/s” to open the setting dialog then set your preferred value.

Finally, click on the “OK” button to save your changes. You are done!


  1. Epic need to get their s**t together, I mean their launcher has been out for 5+ years and to not have a basic function like this is ridiculous I’m saying this as I download fortnite (again) and it is literally saturating every last bit of bandwidth I have to make even browsing web pages very very slow, never mind trying to do anything else. I suspect they are too busy buying games to give out free to get people to use it and buy their own titles instead of adding finctionality what most of the others have had for many years lets face it as a launcher it’s pretty basic in lots of respects not just when it comes to setting a bandwidth limit considering how many games these days are 50GB+

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