Epic Games Store finally adds “Add to Cart” feature

The Epic Games Store is finally adding a long-requested feature, with an “Add to Cart” button allowing users to purchase multiple games at once.


In the past three years since the Epic Games Store launched, the PC gaming platform has become one of the biggest competitors to industry giants like Steam and Origin. The service is backed by the huge fortnite and Unreal has helped the online storefront compete with established services and even secure exclusive releases of major games like the upcoming PC release of Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Now, a recent quality of life update has made the shopping experience more user-friendly for customers who want to buy multiple games at once.


Epic Games has consistently brought quality of life changes to the growing market since the Epic Games Store opened in December 2018. Recent updates have introduced a screenshot carousel on game pages, clickable genre tags for searching the Epic Games Store and a variety of other minor features aimed at easing the user experience for players browsing the marketplace. Now, Epic Games has added a much-requested feature to its online store for players purchasing multiple games: an “Add to Cart” button.

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On Thursday, Epic Games announced that the online storefront will officially add an “Add to Cart” button, allowing players to select and purchase multiple titles in one shopping trip. The ability to add multiple games to cart has been one of the most requested features for the Epic Games Store functionality by fans of the platform since its inception. “Add to Cart” buttons are a staple of online storefronts, and adding the feature to the Epic Games Store is long overdue.

Epic Games Store constantly made updates in the first three years of its life to bring the platform up to the standards set by its competitors. Earlier this year, Epic Games began a store-wide rollout of Epic Games Store achievements similar to those used by other gaming platforms like Steam and Xbox Live. The developer also previously announced plans to implement features like user profiles and tools to help game developers publish their games to the store, among others.

One of the most popular features of the Epic Games Store in its early years was the platform frequently offering a weekly rotation of free games without the need to purchase a subscription. The free promotion often featured high profile indie games like Dead in broad daylight, and even great AAA games like Nioh: The Complete Collection and Star Wars: Battlefront 2. Between frequent updates refining the online platform and the popularity of its free games program, the Epic Games Store was built to thrive in the future.

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