Epic Games Launcher loads the computer's processor even without launching games

Users have noticed that the Epic Games Launcher is loading the computer's processor to launch games. Moreover

even when running in the background.

One Reddit user said thatthe temperature of his AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor dropped from 50 to 37 degrees Celsius when he closed Epic Games Launcher. The authors of the Hothardware portal found the same behavior. Most interestingly, the rest of the games store apps, including GOG and Steam, don't behave like this. Journalists suspect that the Epic Games Launcher has some additional activity while it is in the background.

Hothardware authors for a clean experimenttested Epic Games Launcher on a system with AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, and also with good liquid cooling. Even on this setup, with the application running, the CPU heats up to 53 degrees Celsius. Epic Games Launcher used 2% CPU on a 16-core platform.

In the end, journalists noticed that the application was sending data to over 22 different servers.