Hangs for me as well. Five minutes into game and hangs. GTX 1050 Mobile 4GB, prime render offload, NV 460.39 driver. AMD RADV users doesn’t get any hang with this game. Game is currently free on Epic Games Store until Thursday so NV QA people can grab and try it.
You can either use Lutris to install EGS and game or use Heroic Games Launcher (third party Linux native EGS client)
Issue persists with different Wine versions as well and AMD RADV users do not have any issues regardless across Wine versions. Also do note, Windows NV users do not have a problem with the game as well. So Linux driver is the culprit here.
System info (prime render offload is being used= __NV_PRIME_RENDER_OFFLOAD=1 __GLX_VENDOR_LIBRARY_NAME=nvidia __VK_LAYER_NV_optimus=NVIDIA_only):