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Heroic Games Launcher 2.7.0 is out now for Epic Games and GOG

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Heroic Games Launcher has a brand new release available for helping you manage Epic Games, GOG and more on Steam Deck and Linux desktop. Easily one of my favourite open source projects! It doesn't just help you deal with Epic and GOG though, since you can add anything else into it too.

The main new features in Heroic version 2.7.0 include:

  • Auto Install UbisoftConnect when running UbisoftConnect games.
  • UI improvements on the GamePage to make it cleaner and organized.
  • Library render improvements and download GOG game images in the background.
  • Improve pc/applegamingwiki accuracy and add gamesdb info.
  • Improvements on Epic Login.
  • macOS binaries now are signed with an Apple Developer certificate.
  • Translations update.
  • Show game logs from the card's context menu.

Numerous bug fixes were also included like a fix for shortcut names, Discord integration, auto-enabling anti-cheat runtimes, properly stop all Wine processes when closing a game and more.

See all on the GitHub release page.

It can also be used on Windows and macOS and even PC Gamer seem to love using it, noting how they're enjoying it on Steam Deck and how it loads so much quicker than the official Epic Games app on Windows too. Nice to see many more people appreciate open source projects like this.

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fearnflavio Apr 4, 2023
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There was another important fix I forgot to put on the Changelog for GOG games that were stuck into an update loop. Some people have it some others doesn't but that should be proper fixed now.
Arehandoro Apr 4, 2023
If only games from GOG are used with the client, what's the advantage of Heroic Games over Lutris or Minigalaxy?

Edit: Not trying to create any sort of dispute, just curious to see if worth to make the change.


Last edited by Arehandoro on 4 April 2023 at 1:20 pm UTC
Ponda Apr 4, 2023
I haven't used Minigalaxy, but for me Heroic is much easier to use than Lutris and looks nicer.
mr-victory Apr 4, 2023
Quoting: ArehandoroIf only games from GOG are used with the client, what's the advantage of Heroic Games over Lutris or Minigalaxy?
There is GOG & Epic support and support for manually installed games.
fenglengshun Apr 4, 2023
Nice, time to wait for the double hotfix cycle as usual.

But fr, the Epic login fixes is nice, sometimes it got weird with how it is logged in on the browser but Heroic things you're not logged in. Not too bad, but weird and a hassle.
on_en_a_gros Apr 4, 2023
Quoting: ArehandoroIf only games from GOG are used with the client, what's the advantage of Heroic Games over Lutris or Minigalaxy?

Edit: Not trying to create any sort of dispute, just curious to see if worth to make the change.

Heroic supports the gog galaxy cloud saves and achievements, can't remember if it is the case for mini galaxy and lutris.

Lutris is maybe a bit overkill and more complicated just for gog games compared to heroic and mini galaxy.

The best thing to do is try it out and see if it's fits your needs.


Last edited by on_en_a_gros on 4 April 2023 at 4:38 pm UTC
tpau Apr 4, 2023
There is also the possibility of social functions, playtime tracking and multiplayer for gog games in future releases of heroic.
Haven't seen that in minigalaxy yet.

Heroic works directly with Upstream servers so it uses less resources and is more powerful in the end.

I think this will become more apparent in the future when more platforms are supported like the promised amazon games support
BlackBloodRum Apr 4, 2023
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I read a few days ago that this one get bought out by Epic? Is this the first Epic release? Being Epic I'm surprised they didn't remove the GOG feature and integrate EOS
tpau Apr 4, 2023
Quoting: BlackBloodRumI read a few days ago that this one get bought out by Epic?
Yes and that was announced on a very special day, April 1st. :)
Epic Overlay is supported by Heroic


Last edited by tpau on 4 April 2023 at 7:06 pm UTC
BlackBloodRum Apr 4, 2023
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Quoting: tpau
Quoting: BlackBloodRumI read a few days ago that this one get bought out by Epic?
Yes and that was announced on a very special day, April 1st. :)
Epic Overlay is supported by Heroic
Oh.. I see... *facepalms myself*
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