How to Redeem Codes on the Epic Games Store

Redeem codes on the Epic Games Store and the Epic Games Launcher

What to Know

  • Online: Log into your Epic Games account, find your account username, and click it.
  • Select redeem code, enter the code, then hit Redeem to add the game to your account.
  • Epic Games Launcher: Log into the Launcher > click your account username > Redeem Code > enter the code > Redeem.

This article will detail how to redeem an Epic Games Store code, which you can do using a web browser or downloading and installing the Epic Games Launcher on your computer.

How to Redeem Codes on the Epic Games Store

The Epic Games Store is the only way to play popular games like Fortnite, but it also has many other games available for users to purchase and download.

You can redeem Epic Games Store codes in two different ways. The first way is from the Epic Games Store website in a browser. You can also activate codes from the Epic Games Launcher, which you need to download to your computer.

How to Redeem Codes on the Epic Games Store Website

The quickest way to redeem Epic Games Store codes is by going to the Epic Games Store website and logging into your account.

  1. Open your browser of choice and navigate to EpicGames.com.

    A screenshot of the Epic Games website.
  2. Select Sign In from the top-right corner of the page.

    The Epic Games website with Sign in highlighted.
  3. Choose how you want to sign in to the Epic Games Store.

    A screenshot of the Epic Games Store Log in options.
  4. Enter your username or email and password then select Log In Now.

    The Epic Games Account log in details page.
  5. Once logged in, select your account username in the top-right corner of the page.

    Selecting your Epic Games profile.
  6. Select Redeem Code from the list.

    The account options list on the Epic Games Store website.
  7. Enter the code and select Redeem.

    The Epic Games code redemption page.

How to Redeem Codes in the Epic Games Launcher.

You can also redeem Epic Games Store codes from the Epic Games Launcher. You need to install the launcher on your computer before you can use this method. Follow the instructions below to download and install the Epic Games Launcher on your Windows 10 PC.

If you have installed the Epic Games Launcher, proceed to the next section.

  1. Navigate to EpicGames.com.

    A screenshot of the Epic Games website when going to download the Epic Games launcher.
  2. Select Get Epic Games.

    Selecting Get Epic Games on the website.
  3. Choose Save File on the download popup.

    The Epic Games Launcher download popup.
  4. Navigate to your downloads folder (or wherever you normally download files) in File Explorer and look for the file named EpicInstaller. It may also have some numbers behind it to indicate the current version number.

    The Epic installer file in File Explorer.
  5. Right-click the file and choose Install. Follow the prompts to finish the installation.

    Install options for Epic Games Launcher installer.

Now that you have the Epic Games Launcher installed, you can redeem Epic Games Store codes directly from the application.

  1. Open the Epic Games Launcher from the desktop icon or search for it in your Windows 10 search bar.

    Searching for the Epic Games Launcher in Windows 10.
  2. Log into the Epic Games Launcher by entering your username or email and password.

    The Epic Games Account log in details page.
  3. Find your account username in the bottom-left corner of the app.

    Profile is highlighted on Epic Games Launcher.
  4. Click your account username and select Redeem Code from the list.

    The Epic Games Launcher homepage with the Redeem Code highlighted.
  5. Enter the code and select Redeem to activate it.

    Entering a code and selecting Redeem in Epic Games launcher.

After redeeming a code on the Epic Games Store, you can navigate to your Library to download any new games or past games you have purchased through Epic Games.

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