Epic Games Launcher Hot Graphics Card Hotfix

A tweet from Sergiy Galyonkin indicates that the recently identified problem that caused graphics card temperature spikes on systems when running the Epic Games Launcher was a bug (thanks PC Gamer). He says they have rolled out a patch as a preliminary partial hotfix that seems to be working:
The fix seems to be working, so it shouldn't take long.

The hotfix is live now (11.0.2). It's not a full solution, but things should improve.