While the Epic Games launcher has been the source of many free games, the app itself leaves a lot to be desired. Both in terms of functionality and in terms of daily work. So, the other day, information appeared on the network that the Epic Games launcher leads to an unreasonable load on the processor, which increases the temperature. Even if no games are running.
This situation was reported by several Reddit users , after which Hot Hardware confirmed the situation. Apparently, even in the background, a relatively voracious process is running in the EGS, which leads to an increase in the base temperature.
User reddita @Neoncarbon noted that the temperature AMD Ryzen 7 5800X dropped from 50 degrees to 37 degrees, when he closed the launcher. However, a similar problem is observed on Intel processors.
As you can see in the screenshot above, the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X CPU shows 34.28 degrees Celsius when Epic Games is not running. When the app was running, the temperature went up to 56.78 degrees. Other clients like GOG or Steam do not have this problem.
Hot Hardware writes:
In our tests on personal machines, we noticed that Epic Games’ Launcher includes five processes simultaneously. For fun, we opened Glasswire and noticed that the launcher and its additional processes were sending data to 22 servers.
This happened regardless of whether the launcher was running, hidden, or in the background. Big spikes happened when we opened the launcher after closing.
There are currently no solutions to this problem. Alternatively, EGS can be tied to the GoG Galaxy, where there is a function to close the “native” launcher when the game is running.
When it comes to data transfers, Epic Games is sending 14 times more information than Steam and NVIDIA Geforce Experience.