As it has now been two months since the release of Phoenix Point, we’re preparing to remove the Backer Build from the Epic Games Store. We appreciate that a number of players may wish to continue playing the Backer Build, but we are no longer supporting it, and must now focus our resources on the release version. Thank you for your understanding and support.
What happens next?
We’ll be removing Backer Build 5 from the Epic Games Store in approximately one week from the time this post goes live. You don’t need to take any action.
When does this happen?
It will be on Monday, February 10th - one week from this post’s live date.
What does this mean for me?
From February 11th, you will no longer be able to download Backer Build 5 via the Epic Games Store.
Can I continue to play Backer Build 5?
Yes. As long as Backer Build 5 remains installed, you will still see it in your Epic Games Library. As with the full game, it can also be launched directly from the .exe file in the Backer Build 5 folder.
Can I keep Backer Build 5?
Yes. As Backer Build 5 is DRM free, you can copy it to a disk for reinstallation later, or simply move it to another folder on your PC. Once the install folder has been moved out of your Epic Games Installation directory, the Backer Build will no longer appear in your Epic Games Library and will need to be accessed directly via the .exe file.
If you intend to uninstall the Epic Games Launcher and wish to keep access to Backer Build 5, you must move or copy the Backer Build 5 folder to a location outside of the Epic Games Installation directory, as everything therein will be removed if the launcher is uninstalled.