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Getting games using the Epic Games Store doesn't necessarily mean you bought them from there. Redeeming codes used to be a messy affair. Now, thankfully, regular updates to the Epic storefront means that it's now possible to do in a couple of ways. That now includes going directly through the Epic Games Store launcher on your PC.

How to redeem codes from the Epic Games Store on the web

You'll only need to do this if you acquired your Epic Games Store PC title, such as The Division 2, from a third-party. You also don't use the PC client for it.

  1. Head to the Epic Games Store in your web browser.

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  2. Log in to your account.
  3. Click on your username in the top right-hand corner.
  4. Click on account.
  5. Click on redeem code in the left-hand menu.

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  6. Enter the code into the box and click redeem.

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  7. Ensure the code matches the game you're buying and click confirm.

To install your game, you now have to go back to the Epic Games Launcher on your PC, where you'll find it listed in your library.

How to redeem codes from the Epic Games Launcher on Windows 10

Epic Games StoreSource: Windows Central

Epic Games has been pretty open about its development roadmap for its store, likewise pushing out regular updates to make our lives that little bit more pleasant when using it.

And that now includes being able to use the launcher on Windows 10 to redeem game codes bought elsewhere.

  1. Open the Epic Games Launcher.
  2. Click on your username in the bottom left corner.
  3. Click redeem code.

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The game you bought will now appear in your Epic Games library ready to install.

Home of some top games

Love it or hate it, the Epic Games Store has made some serious moves in a short space of time and is the PC home of some top titles, including Red Dead Redemption 2 and Borderlands 3.

Yee haw

Red Dead Redemption 2

Nothing like you've ever seen

This game is arguably the biggest PC launch of 2019, and it's available from the Epic Games Store.

Red Dead Redemption 2 looks incredible, takes place in one of the biggest, most engaging open worlds we've ever seen, and has a never-ending online mode to live out your cowboy fantasies. And now it's available on PC.

Vault hunting life

Borderlands 3

Mayhem is coming

The iconic looter shooter is back, bigger, better, and just as mouthy as before.

Choose from four new vault hunters as you go forth into Pandora's Borderlands in search of loot, enemies, and all-round mayhem. Buddy up or go solo, either way, you're in for a wild ride.