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Can you Gift Games to Friends on Epic Games?

Can you Gift Games to Friends on Epic Games?

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Despite a rocky first impression when it initially launched, most folks have mellowed out a bit on the subject of the Epic Games Store. Even if you prefer to keep your PC games consolidated on Steam (and I know I do), it’s not the end of the world to have one more library to keep track of. That said, while opinions toward the EGS have softened, it is still missing some debatably essential features that its contemporaries have had since the beginning. For instance, can you gift games to friends on Epic Games?

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Can you Gift Games to Friends on Epic Games?

Unfortunately, the answer remains the same now as it was when the platform first launched: no, you cannot gift games to friends on the Epic Games Store. While the EGS does have its own dedicated friends list system, when you go to buy a game, there still isn’t any kind of cart, let alone a gifting system. You can only purchase one game at a time, and it is permanently bound to your account. Unless you get a refund, of course, but that’s beside the point.

Epic has said that they are planning on implementing this feature into the EGS at some point in the future. Some of their games, such as Fortnite, do have gifting systems, and it’s not exactly rocket science anyway, so they’ll definitely be able to piece it together sooner or later.

For the time being, though, the only way you can really “gift” an EGS game to someone is to buy them a generic prepaid gift card and send it to them for their use. Not an EGS gift card, as those do not exist (yet), but rather just a generic Visa gift card you can preload with money. They’re next to the cash register at your local grocery store.

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Daniel Trock
Since the first time he picked up a controller as a child, Daniel has been a dyed-in-the-wool gaming fanatic, with a Steam library numbering over 600 games. His favorite pastime, aside from playing games, is doing deep dives on game wikis to learn more about their lore and characters.