Balancing Blueprint and C++

Should you use Blueprints or C++ for your game’s architecture? The answer isn’t always straightforward. We’ve put together a guide to help you answer this question and a sample RPG to illustrate.

Unreal Engine 4 Instructor Guides are Now Available

Free, official Unreal Engine 4 Instructors’ Guides are now available for download. These Epic-approved guides are complete with lectures, class notes, assessments, a terminology section and much more!

Announcing Unreal Engine Online Learning

Mastering Unreal Engine just got a whole lot easier! Our new online learning platform features video tutorials, industry tracks, and downloadable tutorial files for a variety of UE4 workflows. And it’s open to everyone, for free!

SketchUp + Unreal Engine + Unreal Studio = Your Design Potential Realized

Unlock your creative potential by using SketchUp and Unreal Studio to accelerate real time design visualizations in Unreal Engine with our upcoming webinar! 

Architect Places as Finalist with First Unreal Studio Project

It’s amazing how much time it can save you.” When architect Pawel Mielnik tried Unreal Studio for the first time, he found a faster, more intuitive workflow. That, and his first effort placed as a finalist in a contest against imagery from offline renderers.

Create Your Own Voxel-Based World With the PixARK Dev Kit

Bring exciting new experiences to the world of PixARK with the UE4-powered tools available from Snail Games on the Epic Games launcher.

Join Unreal Enterprise at SIGGRAPH 2018!

From expert tech talks and hands-on demos to training sessions and more, there’s a lot of exciting things happening with Unreal Enterprise at SIGGRAPH this year. Come join us!

Create Photoreal Car Windows in Unreal Engine

Photoreal car windows can be challenging for any workflow, never mind real-time rendering. Learn how to create a photoreal windshield for real-time playback in Unreal Engine out of simple meshes and existing material tools.

Astragon Releases Bus Simulator 18 Mod Kit

Make all new Bus Simulator 18 buses, cities and more with The Bus Simulator 18 Mod Kit, a new UE4-powered mod editor available today on the Epic Games launcher. 

Creating an Amazing Product Configurator in Unreal Engine Using Blueprints

Learn how to create an engaging product configurator in Unreal Engine using the accessible Blueprint visual scripting system in our upcoming webinar!

Four Emerging AI Trends to Watch in 2018

The world of AI is abuzz with the latest cutting edge developments, many of which are driven by Unreal Engine. Here are four trends to watch in 2018.

Six Ingredients for a Dynamic Third Person Camera

Daedalic Entertainment explains how to design a camera that highlights key exploration areas of each level and facilitates close-quarters combat, while never interfering with player intent.

Join us for Unreal Academy: Enterprise

Unlock the power of Unreal Engine for Enterprise in our upcoming two-day training event. You won’t want to miss Unreal Academy: Enterprise 2018!

Fusion Releases Mars 2030 Editor as Part of Larger Collaboration with NASA

Released today, the UE4-powered Mars 2030 Editor brings tools used by the NASA Hybrid Reality Lab to test space simulators to developers everywhere.

One Mesh To Rule Them All

Epic's Sam Deiter breaks down how Fortnite Battle Royale was modified to run on mobile devices

Optimizing Battle Breakers for Chunked Downloading

We explore the tools and techniques we used when making Battle Breakers, ensuring that it would have the smallest possible initial download size while allowing additional content to be downloaded on demand.

Explore the Real-time Pipeline Behind Fortnite’s Trailer

Get an exclusive in-depth look behind-the-scenes of Fortnite’s real-time trailer and how it was created using virtual production techniques in Unreal Engine.

Time Hack Your VFX Pipeline with Unreal Engine

Looking for tips, tricks, and in-depth insights on how to use Unreal Engine to transform your VFX production pipeline for film and TV? Our latest free masterclass is jam-packed with everything you need!

Unreal Engine for VFX Master Class Coming to Los Angeles

Epic Games’ Unreal Engine experts will be at Gnomon School of VFX to present two master classes covering the fundamental concepts and workflows that drive real-time performance.

Unreal Engine 4 Mastery: Create Multiplayer Games with C++ in New Course from Udemy

Unleash the power of C++ and Blueprint to develop Multiplayer Games with AI in this Epic Games-approved course from Udemy.

Getting Started with Unreal Multiplayer in C++

While Unreal Engine offers fantastic multiplayer support right out of the box, the team at Udemy has made this ‘Getting Started Guide’ to help you map out the territory and take your first steps towards a multiplayer game of your own.

Significant Changes Coming To VR Resolution Settings in 4.19

We’re adding a new cvar in 4.19 to control panel resolution for Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) Virtuality Reality (VR) projects and moving away from referencing Screen Percentage. Here’s what you need to know.

Google Poly API Announced, Poly Toolkit SDK for Unreal Released

Poly Toolkit for Unreal Engine allows apps to interact directly with Poly to search, download and import objects dynamically across desktop, mobile, virtual reality and augmented reality.

The Future of Film and TV Production? Real-time Technology

Are you eager to hear from creative professionals about how real-time technology is enhancing their workflows and saving them valuable time and money in the process?