OS X: "Epic Games Launcher.app" can't be opened

I’m not sure why but for the Epic Games Launcher app on OS X I cannot open it when it is in my Application folder. Yet when I open in through the .dmg that was downloaded from the UE site it works and I can access all my projects and the different versions of Unreal Engine. Why is that? I’m currently running OS X El Capitan.

Hello R1A,

I’m sorry to hear that you are having trouble. When you attempt to launcher through the app folder, do you get any error messages? And, just to clarify, you are referring to the epicgameslauncher.dmg file, corrrect?

Yes it was saying that unreal launcher could not be opened. This was a problem since I updated to El Capitan until I decided to check the app permissions under system preferences and allowed any app to be opened.

Hi R1A,

Great! If there is anything else we can do for you, please let us know.