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How to Fix Epic Games Launcher Stuck On Please Wait


(Last Updated On: January 21, 2018)

In this article, I am going to share a smart way to fix Epic Games Launcher Stuck On Please Wait. Unreal Engine developers are working hard to build awesome games for users. Basically, you need Epic Games Launcher to install or play games developed by Unreal Engine. Most of the users are complaining about error while they install Epic Games Launcher. Epic Games Launcher stuck on please wait message. With the help of this guide, you can easily fix this error for Epic Games Launcher.

Quick Fix: Epic Games Launcher Stuck On Please Wait

This quick fix tutorial will guide you a process to solve Epic Games Launcher stuck on Please Wait. You will no longer face this error while playing games developed by Epic Games. Generally, it happens due to firewall or the internet connection. Complete the following steps to fix Epic Games Launcher stuck on Please Wait:

  • Right click on EpicGamesLauncher.exe and select the Properties
  • In Properties section, please write  -http=wininet at the end of Target

Check out the following image to avoid any confusion.epic games launcher stuck on please wait

Once you have done the above steps, you have to disable Windows Defender Firewall. Here are steps:

  • In the Windows search bar, write Check Firewall Status and open settings
  • Click on the Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off
  • Now you have to Turn off Windows Defender Firewall for both Private and Public networks
  • Click OK button to save these settings

Check the following images to prevent confusions:

check firewall status

Customize Windows defender firewall

Now you are going to create an outbound rule for the Epic Games Launcher Application. You might be thinking that how to create outbound rule? Don’t worry about it, I will teach you to create outbound rule for Epic Games Launcher. Well, complete these following step-by-step guide to fix Epic Games Launcher stuck on please wait. Here are steps below:

  1. Click the Advanced Settings from Windows Defender Firewall
  2. Click the Outbound Rules from the left side
  3. Now click the New Rule from the right side
  4. Select the Program and hit the Next button
  5. Give it a program path by clicking on Browse button and select the EpicGamesLauncher.exe and hit the Next button
  6. Allow the Connection and Next button
  7. Select all three options Domain, Private and Public then hit Next button
  8. Write the Name “EpicGamesLauncher” and hit the Finish button

Everything is done, now double click the Epic Games Launcher from the desktop and login with your username and password. This time, it will not stop or stuck on please wait. I hope this article will help you to fix Epic Games Launcher stuck on please wait. If you have any question, please feel free to ask anything related to game errors. Watch the following video to fix the error.

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