If you are trying to launch the Epic Games Store client on your PC but can’t because you keep getting error LS-0003 this article will guide you through all of the recommended steps you should take to fix error LS-0003 when launching the Epic Games Store client on Windows 10 and 11.
The Epic Games Store isn’t the most popular or feature-rich game store in the gaming market but it is the only one that is constantly giving away great games. If you aren’t already claiming the free weekly games, you’re missing out on a fantastic opportunity to build a great gaming library! Remember the games are entirely free and yours to keep forever no questions asked! So you might as well check every week.
Lately, there has been a sharp rise in people having issues with the Epic Games Store client. Which is unusual because the Epic Games client is one of the most stable gaming services on the market. Although most people will encounter error LS-0003 when launching the client, can also get it whenever you try to launch certain games. However, this isn’t as common. More often than not you’ll see the following error message along with the error code LS-0003
You must be signed in to launch “Name of the specific game”
Please sign in and try again.
Error Code LS-0003
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Thankfully, there are quite a few different potential fixes for Epic Game Store error LS-0003, so work your way through them until you fix the issue and get everything working again.
How do you fix Epic Games Store error: You must be signed in to launch, Please sign in and try again. Error Code LS-0003, Search our knowledge base to learn more?
The first thing you need to do if you have this issue is to sign out of your Epic Games Store account then Restart your computer. Once your computer has restarted, open the Epic Games client, and sign in to your account. This time around you shouldn’t have any issues.
If you still have issues are re-signing into your account, visit the Epic Games Store and sign in using the web version. If you don’t have 2FA (Two Factor Authentication) enabled I strongly suggest turning it on. If you aren’t sure how to do this check out our guide here. (sadly there’s no free emote for enabling 2FA anymore but the guide still works the same)
Uninstall and Reinstall the Epic Games Store client to fix error LS-0003.
If the first solution hasn’t helped solve error LS-0003 from the Epic Games Store the next best thing to do is uninstall and reinstall the Epic Games client. Just make sure you restart your computer after the uninstallation so that you get a nice clean slate to work from when reinstalling. Just remember that doing this will require you to download all of your games again which may eat into any download limits you have.
If you’re also getting Epic game Store error LS-0018 from time to time, we’ve also recently covered several different fixes for that issue as well, so make sure you check out our guide.
How to fix Epic Games error LS-0018.