How to Turn Off Epic Games Notifications


Want to stop the spam you’re receiving from Epic Games? You can limit messages from your friends, by email, or via the Epic Games launcher using the steps in this guide.

Epic Games might not have the back catalog as Steam, but it’s got plenty of games of its own for you to play, from Fortnite to Fall Guys. What happens if you’re trying to work and you’re being bombarded by notifications from the Epic Games launcher, however?

Thankfully, there’s a way to turn off Epic Games notifications to limit the spam from it. You can switch off notifications for games, special offers, and chat messages. We’ll explain how below.

How to Enable or Disable Desktop Notifications on Epic Games

You can customize desktop notifications for the Epic Games launcher in the client itself. These steps should work for PC and Mac users.

To enable or disable notifications on Epic Games:

  1. Open the Epic Games launcher and sign in (if you aren’t already).
  2. Click the profile icon in the top-right.
  3. From the drop-down, select the Settings option.
    Open settings on Epic Games
  4. In the Settings menu, scroll down to the Desktop Notifications section.
  5.  To enable or disable notifications about free games being offered by Epic Games, click the Show Free Games Notifications checkbox.
  6. To enable or disable notifications about news and other special offers made by Epic Games, click the Show News and Special Offers Notifications checkbox.
    Disable notifications on Epic Games
  7. After making changes to your settings, exit the menu.

Any changes to your notifications in Epic Games will apply immediately. You can reverse the changes by repeating these steps and enabling (or disabling) the checkboxes.

How to Enable or Disable Chat Notifications on Epic Games

Epic Games will alert you whenever you receive messages from your added friends. You’ll also receive notifications when you receive new friend requests.

You can disable these notifications in the Epic Games launcher via the chat settings menu.

To enable or disable chat notifications on Epic Games:

  1. Open the Epic Games launcher on your PC or Mac and sign in.
  2. In the top-right, select the chat icon.
  3. In the chat pop-up menu, press the settings icon.
  4. To limit friend requests (and notifications) to certain users, press the Receiving Friend Requests drop-down menu and select an appropriate option. You can choose Anyone, Friends of Friends, or No One.
  5. To block all notifications for chat messages on Epic Games, select the Do Not Disturb slider to set it in the on position.
    Disable chat notifications on Epic Games
  6. If you want to enable notifications again, tap the Do Not Disturb slider and place it in the off position.

Any changes you make to your chat messages on Epic Games will be activated immediately. You can reverse the changes by repeating these steps.

How to Unsubscribe from Epic Games Emails

If you’ve switched to a rival platform like Steam, you can unsubscribe from Epic Games messages entirely. Email messages, for instance, can be switched off from your Epic Games account settings.

To unsubscribe from Epic Games emails:

  1. Visit the Epic Games website from a PC, Mac, or mobile device.
  2. Press the Sign In button in the top-right and sign in using your Epic Games account credentials.
  3. Once you’ve signed in, hover over your account username and select Account from the drop-down menu.
    Open account settings on Epic Games
  4. In the account settings menu, select Communications on the left.
  5. In the Communications Preferences menu, select Manage email messages and select what emails you wish to receive in each category.
  6. If you want to unsubscribe from all emails from Epic Games, make sure that the Yes, email me about Epic Games products, news, events and promotions checkbox is unchecked.
    Disable email notifications on Epic Games

Any changes to your email subscription preferences will apply immediately. You can customize your settings by checking and unchecking certain emails in the Manage email messages section.

For instance, if you want to limit email messages to certain games (like Fortnite), make sure that only that checkbox (Fornite Emails) is enabled.

Gaming On Your Terms

Using the steps above, you can turn off Epic Games notifications that you’re not interested in seeing. New games and special offers are particularly tiresome, but you can also limit messages from chat messages. You can even appear offline on Epic Games if you need to.

Want to take things a step further? You can uninstall the Epic Games launcher at any point on your PC or Mac. You may lose access to certain features, however, especially if you still have some games installed. If you still need your gaming fixes, you can always set up a wishlist on Steam for new games instead.