Ark dev kit Offline?

I do not have internet where I live because of living in the country so I went to a friends place to use their internet to download the dev kit but it wont let me launch it offline.
So my question is… is it possible to launch the dev kit offline with epic games launcher or do I need to download it to steam in order to go offline.
Please and thanks

sure you can. run the bat file. This is also how I avoid updating through the launcher when I need to still do work and cant wait 2 hours for the launcher to update the devkit