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Offline steve58

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Epic Games -- download speed
« on: January 05, 2020, 03:03:45 PM »
As posted in another thread, I treated myself to a new PC after many many years.  My new PC came with a freebie (Borderlands 3 or The Outer Worlds).  I ended up selecting TOWs.  Anyway, this is my 1st download with Epic Games and it is slow as #@$%.  For those of you more familiar with EG, are their downloads always so d@mn slow?
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Re: Epic Games -- download speed
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2020, 03:32:57 PM »
I don't think I've experienced that, but I'll watch more carefully next time I download something.
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Offline SirAndrewD

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Re: Epic Games -- download speed
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2020, 08:25:24 PM »
I've found their downloads to be considerably slower than Steam, yes.


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Re: Epic Games -- download speed
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2020, 08:05:24 AM »
All that Tencent money and they won't splurge for bandwidth?
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Re: Epic Games -- download speed
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2020, 04:51:51 PM »
I haven't compared their speeds with Steam (which would be quite unfair as Steam has download servers all across the globe), but they were fine when I downloaded large games through them (Fornite back in the day, The Outer Worlds and Phoenix Point).

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Re: Epic Games -- download speed
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2020, 05:17:27 PM »
One (relatively dumb) question - did you check app settings to see if maybe it's throttled at all?

I know when I'm playing an online game I purposely throttle my steam DL speed because updates have a tendency to pop when they want.
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Re: Epic Games -- download speed
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2020, 09:16:58 AM »
^Thanks for the suggestion, but after digging into the Epic launcher, I can't see/find any options that would slow it down or speed it up (except for a Proxy option that I suspect would just slow things down even more).  Doing a little searching on the internet, I see others complaining about the speed, so it is what it is, at least for now.

p.s.  and yes Downloads during gameplay are off.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2020, 09:18:29 AM by steve58 »
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