Volumetric
Volumetric Fog

Create incredible ambiance and mood in your environments using the new Volumetric Fog! Varying densities are supported so you can simulate clouds of dust or smoke flowing through light shafts and any number of lights can affect the Volumetric Fog.

Create incredible ambiance and mood in your environments using the new Volumetric Fog! Varying densities are supported so you can simulate clouds of dust or smoke flowing through light shafts and any number of lights can affect the Volumetric Fog.

FFT
Image-Based (FFT) Convolution for Bloom

Create physically-realistic Bloom Post Process Effects using the new Image-Based (FFT) Convolution feature!

Create physically-realistic Bloom Post Process Effects using the new Image-Based (FFT) Convolution feature!

Distance Field Lighting Optimizations
Distance Field Lighting Optimizations

Distance Field Ambient Occlusion and Ray Traced Distance Field Shadows are now 30-50% faster on current generation consoles and mid-spec PC! These features allow for more realistic ambient lighting and area shadows on dynamic meshes in your scene.

Distance Field Ambient Occlusion and Ray Traced Distance Field Shadows are now 30-50% faster on current generation consoles and mid-spec PC! These features allow for more realistic ambient lighting and area shadows on dynamic meshes in your scene.

Take more control over clothing simulations using the new low-level NvCloth clothing solver from NVIDIA! We have replaced the APEX clothing solver with a lower level solution called NvCloth from NVIDIA. The new solver is similar to the core solver of the previous APEX solution with few slight behavior changes, but it provides better access to the simulation data and some extra exposed parameters for inertia settings.

Develop and release games for the Nintendo Switch! Unreal Engine 4’s Nintendo Switch support is certification compliant, enables networked multiplayer, and provides access to multiple rendering pipelines - deferred, mobile forward, and clustered forward - to enable developers to create virtually any type of game.

Build your world using VR Mode! Unreal Editor has been overhauled to provide a more intuitive workflow and editing experience while developing in VR! A new asymmetrical controller setup puts a new and improved Radial Menu on one hand and an interaction laser with improved precision on the other to make working with objects in your level quick and easy.