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Tick Optimization Toolkit

loonyware - Code Plugins - Sep 5, 2021

Tick Optimization Toolkit optimizes ticks in actors, components, and timelines by reducing their frequency or disabling them with distance and visibility

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.25 - 4.27, 5.0 - 5.3
  • Download Type
    Engine Plugin
    This product contains a code plugin, complete with pre-built binaries and all its source code that integrates with Unreal Engine, which can be installed to an engine version of your choice then enabled on a per-project basis.

Tick Optimization Toolkit optimizes ticks in actors, components, and timelines by reducing their frequency or disabling them with distance and visibility. All the features are easily accessible from Blueprints. No C++ knowledge is needed.

No more need for spawning and despawning actors that would otherwise fit into memory. No more juggling of triggers and volumes that above all obfuscate your levels in the editor. With Tick Optimization Toolkit, you can gain precious milliseconds of game thread time with ease.

Check out our video tutorials on:

Or you could look into more traditional documentation.

For support go to Discord.

For Reviews & Questions go to Orbital Market.

You can also tinker with the example project:

For some concrete numbers, you can look into the example. The results on my machine are:

  • for 1024 AI Characters from 9 FPS (108 ms) to 55 FPS (18 ms)
  • for 4096 Environment Actors from 20 FPS (48 ms) to 80-220 FPS (4 ms, GPU bound)

Technical Details


  • Optimizes everything that ticks in an actor: components, timelines, and the actor itself.
  • Can handle thousands of actors with ease.
  • Works with any actor: pawn, controller, projectile, moving, stationary, etc. 
  • Evenly distributes ticks between frames.
  • Can be easily incorporated into an existing project.
  • Supports multiplayer: local, online (with listen or dedicated server).
  • Supports scaling for multiple platforms and devices.
  • Components are blueprintable for creating configuration presets.
  • All the features are easily accessible from Blueprints and C++.
  • Additionally, exposes animation update rate optimizations to Blueprints.


Code Modules:

  • TickOptToolkit (Runtime)
  • TickOptToolkitEditor (Editor)

Number of C++ Classes: 9

Multiplayer Support: Yes

Supported Development Platforms: Desktop

Supported Target Build Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, VR


Tick Optimization Toolkit is under a general (not per-user) license, as specified in the Epic Content License Agreement.