Are you experience a situation where your download speed on Epic Launcher slow? If it happens to you, then you have to find the reasons of why it can happen and also you are able to try to fix it. So, why can it happen and how to fix it?
Fortnite downloads being slow may happen because of slow internet connections. When you try to download a game like Fortnite, your device will receives files from game servers. The informations will be transferred in small bundles of data named packets. But, sometimes packets are lost along the way and it slow down your download. In worse cases of packet loss, you probably find that the download stops or crashes.
If this thing happen, what do we have to do? You are able to use Speedfy since it can solve the problem of slow, unreliable internet that causes Fortnite downloads to stop or crash. It will unleash the full capabilities of your device and by default your PC and smartphone only connect to the internet through one connection at a time.
Speedify permits your device to connect to the internet using multiple internet connections simultaneously. It can increase the bandwidth you have available and provides more reliable and secure internet for hefty downloads. Speedify also has auto failover. It means that when Speedify detects that a signal is weak when you are trying to download Fortnite, it will reroute all the data through the remaining connection. And it is done to give you a connection which is smooth and uninterrupted.
Slow download can also happen because a lot of people want to download the game and it seems that the load is too much for servers of Epic Games. So, it also make people who want to update the game also get tuck downloading updates. There is another way that you can do to solve this problem besides the method above. Epic Games stated that it can happen due to too many downloads happening simultaneously. If you want to fix it, you can follow the steps below.
First, 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 in hidden so you must change a few settings to see it. Follow these steps:
- you must open Windows Explorer and click on Organize
- Choose Folder and Search Options
- Under the View tab, find Hidden Files and Folders
- Choose Show Hidden Folders, Files and Drives and Apply changes.
The steps above are for Windows, how about Mac? Your directory should look like ~/Library/Preferences/Unreal Engine/EpicGamesLauncher/Mac. It may be hidden so you have to go to Folder and paste the path given above in the text box to find the folder.
Now, you have found the folder. Next, you must open the file named Engine. Before you open the file, go to its properties and uncheck the ‘Read Only’ option since if the file is read only, you cannot edit it. If the file is open, go to the end of the file and add this code: [Portal.BuildPatch] ChuckDownloads=3.
Now, you must save the changes and close the file. Restart the launcher and try again, your download should be fine now.