Understanding the new World Building features in Unreal Engine 5

Now that Unreal Engine 5 is in Early Access, we’ve been setting aside time each week for a series of in-depth presentations on our official livestream, Inside Unreal. After our Early Access Kickoff stream and feature-focused episodes on Nanite and Lumen, this week we dove into UE5’s world building features.

On the stream, Principal Programmer Jean-Francois Dube was joined by Senior Technical Product Designer Chance Ivey and Product Specialist Victor Brodin as they explored Unreal Engine 5’s built-in workflows for partitioning and streaming large levels including World Partition, Data Layers, and One File Per Actor, which have also been developed to ease collaboration between multiple people working in the same virtual world. 


In case you missed them, we invite you to check out the recent livestreams for a deeper understanding of Unreal Engine 5 Early Access. We also invite you to jump into the forums for further discussion and join us on our Twitch or YouTube channels for future episodes in this livestream series as we cover additional key features including Motion Warping and Full-Body IK, MegaAssemblies, MetaSounds, and more.

Here's the full UE5 Early Access livestream schedule:

05/27 - Welcome To Unreal Engine 5 Early Access
06/03 - Nanite
06/10 - Lumen
06/17 - New World Building Features
06/24 - Motion Warping and Full-Body IK
07/15 - MegaAssemblies
07/22 - MetaSounds and Quartz
07/29 - Game Feature Plugins

    Get Unreal Engine 5 Early Access

    If you’re an existing Unreal Engine user, you can get UE5 Early Access and the Valley of the Ancient sample project from the Epic Games Launcher. If you’re new to Unreal Engine, we suggest getting to know UE 4.26 as a first step.