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Heroic Games Launcher 1.8.0 RC1 has been released. Heroic Games Launcher is an open source game launcher for Linux with support for games from the Epic Games Store using the Legendary CLI tool.

Heroic is an Open Source Game Launcher for Linux. Right now it supports launching game from the Epic Games Store using  Legendary, a Linux CLI alternative to launch epic games. Heroic is built with Web Technologies like: TypeScript, React, NodeJS and Electron.

How to use it

  • Download and Install the package for your distro or the universal AppImage file on the Releases Page;
  • If you used Legendary before, it loads your library and installed games. If not, it will ask you to login first. Just follow the instructions.

Feature available right now

  • Login with an existing Epic Games account
  • Install/Uninstall Games
  • Import an already installed game
  • Play online (EAC not supported)
  • Update installed Games
  • Repair installed Games
  • Move installed games to different folders
  • Multiple downloads at the same time
  • Play games using the default wine and default prefix
  • Play game with custom wine (Lutris Wine/Proton maybe but can lead to bugs)
  • Run games on custom wine prefix
  • Check basic information about your Games
  • Open game page on Epic Store
  • Search for the game on ProtonDB
  • Sync installed games with an existing Epic Games instalation folder
  • Sync saves with the cloud

Change log for 1.8.0:

Big Release rolling out and we need testers:

Windows Support in Beta with a few limitations

**Everything that works on Linux works on Windows except: **

  • Stop Downloads (we are still figuring out a way of killing only the process for a specific download)
  • Download Games that have selective downloads. For now only Fortnite and CyberPunk 2077. For that, use legendary itself to download and the game will appear in the library later.
  • Probably other things and bugs that we haven't noticed yet.

Other Features

  • Better interface for Unreal Marketplace
  • Added heroic protocol handler (using xgd-open on Linux with heroic://launch/{appName}. Making it possible to launch an heroic game from Lutris or bash scripts, for instance.
  • Added error message if Python version is lower than 3.8 on Linux, since Legendary wont work with it.
  • Added a Warning message when the credentials have expired.


  • Fixed an error where the files weren't removing when canceling the install from gamecard.
  • Fixed installing on wrong directory when not choosing a proper folder for install.

Other improvements:

  • Updated Electron to version 13.1.0
  • Refactored several Backend and Frontend functions
  • A great part of the frontend now contains unit and integration tests, improving the code quality overall. Thanks @Nocccer
  • Added Greek Language
Download Heroic Games Launcher 1.8.0