Epic Games launcher gets fix for CPU utilization bug

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 30 2020 @ 10:04 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Yesterday I wrote about a bug with the Epic Games launcher, which resulted in elevated CPU temperatures, especially on AMD Ryzen-based systems. Epic Games acknowledged the issue and has already rolled out a patch. Via his Twitter handle, developer Sergiy Galyonkin from Epic Games says this is a temporary workaround that should improve things.

Reports around the web confirm version 11.0.2 of the Epic Games launcher has a lower CPU utilization rate and does not spike CPU temperatures when running idle.

On a related note, Epic Games is still giving away free games to promote its Store. Since the offer went live earlier this month, Epic Games has been giving away one free game per day. Some of these were well-known titles from earlier this decade, but most free games were lesser-known titles. Today it's Solitairica.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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