Sometimes I really need to schedule downloads to late at night, but I can't find a way to do this. Is there a feature, and if there isn't is there a workaround?

  • One possible solution similar to @Joachim's answer is writing a macro using AutoHotKey and using Task Scheduler to run a batch script that runs the script, opens the Epic Games Launcher, and downloads what you need.
    – unrealapex
    Commented Apr 11, 2022 at 2:45

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There is no built-in functionality for this.

You can set the program up to download, and, after it has started, exit the launcher.
Then create a task in Windows Task Scheduler:

Windows Task Scheduler - Start a Program

Trigger it at a specific time (when you usually stop using the PC), or when you start up the PC, so you only have to remember to restart your system when logging off for the night.

Windows Task Scheduler - Task Trigger

The rest of the steps are self-explanatory.

You can find Task Scheduler by searching for it in the Start Menu, or by pressing ⊞ Win+R and running taskschd. msc.

Once started, it should automatically pick up the download where it left off (it's wise to make a test run before relying on it, though).

  • ya i am. So Epic games will pause a download if you exit it?
    – Millard
    Commented Apr 7, 2022 at 19:14
  • @Millard If it doesn't, that's called malicious virus. Yes it'll pause.
    – Skye-AT
    Commented Apr 8, 2022 at 1:45
  • ok, didn't know that. =) Thnx for clarifying.
    – Millard
    Commented Apr 8, 2022 at 1:56
  • @Millard, please let me know if it worked out for you!
    – Joachim
    Commented Apr 8, 2022 at 10:42
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    However I did try it on a different .exe and it worked fine =)
    – Millard
    Commented Apr 8, 2022 at 15:05

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