I just want to know if I need to download the epic games store to play dauntless now. I don't want to have to download another program just to play a game.
No, you don't have to have the Epic Games Store to play Dauntless now. You can still play it through the regular store, or through Steam.
No, you don't have to have the Epic Games Store to play Dauntless now. You can continue to play the game through the Phoenix Labs launcher if you'd like. However, the Epic Games Store does offer some benefits, such as a free Mirror of Dreams Shard Pack and a 10% discount on the game. You can find more information about the Epic Games Store here: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/