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AWS GameLift Client

eelDev - Code Plugins - Sep 17, 2020
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GameLift plugin that communicates with Amazon GameLift Client

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.24 - 4.27, 5.0
  • 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.

Amazon GameLift is a dedicated game server hosting solution that deploys, operates, and scales cloud servers for multiplayer games. Whether you’re looking for a fully managed solution, or just the feature you need, GameLift leverages the power of AWS to deliver the best latency possible, low player wait times, and maximum cost savings.

Important Note

This product does NOT come with support for Amazon Services. If you need assistance regarding AWS you will need to consult the official AWS Documentation.

What is the difference between the Server plugin and the Client plugin?

  • The Server plugin is what the AWS Service uses to "control" your dedicated server, it will tell the server when to shut down or start up, this plugin is only used on dedicated servers that are hosted on Amazon servers,
  • The Client plugin is what clients use to communicate with AWS services, request game sessions or other AWS gamelift features

Do I need both Server and Client plugin?

  • If you're going to use AWS Gamelift servers you will need both, they are divided into 2 separate plugins because you might already have a server plugin or a client plugin.

You can find the Server plugin here:


Technical Details


  • Use Amazon Web Services GameLift in Unreal Engine 4 

Code Modules

  • GameLiftClient (Runtime)
  • GameLiftClientEditor (Editor)

Number of C++ Classes: 100+

Supported Platforms: Windows, Linux, Android, Mac, IOS


  • Notes: This plugin was just released, it may contain bugs or other issues.
  • Notes: Android Support UE4.25+ (arm64-v8a)
  • Notes: IOS Support UE4.26+ (SDK 13.7+)
  • Notes: This plugin includes GameLift Client only, you need the Server plugin if you want to host your server on AWS. You can get it here: AwsCore::GameLiftServer
  • Notes: Requires an Amazon Account.