The Epic Games Store has gained great popularity in recent years. The main feature of this platform is the regularly distributed free games, which include actions like GTA V, Civilization VI or Alien: Isolation, which is just the tip of the iceberg. Moreover, in the default store of Fortnite devs, we often find really good promotions for the famous titles. As it turns out, there is no rose without thorns. Lately, players have noticed that the Epic Games Launcher is causing bothersome spikes in CPU temperature. And while the issue was initially noted with AMD Ryzen chips, it turns out that Intel chip owners also have cause for concern.
CPU temperature spikes can reach 20 ° C and often continues while apps are running in the background. There is nothing else to do but follow the thread and wait for the correction to fix this problem.
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The issue was recently reported by Reddit forum users, and eventually the website team took care of the topic Hot appliances. Suspicions confirmed – it appears that the Epic Games Launcher weighs some threads, which in turn causes a spike in temperature. The increase can reach 20 ° C and often continues while apps are running in the background. The processor model doesn’t matter much – Intel and AMD units may suffer. The worst part is that there is no solution to this problem at the moment. You can save yourself by connecting the Launcher to the GOG Galaxy client, which has the function of automatically closing the original program when the game shuts down.
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It’s certainly not without its significance that the Epic Games Launcher sends up to 14 times more data than Steam and NVIDIA Experience while running in the background. EpicWebHelper executable has detected connecting to the server tracking-website-prod07-epic-961842049.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.comThis indicates that it is linked to an embedded web browser. Then the app connects to different IP addresses and a large amount of data is transferred. There is nothing else to do but follow the thread and wait for the correction to fix this problem.
Source: VideoCardz, Hot Hardware