Unreal Engine 4.22 continues to push the boundaries of photorealism in real-time environments whether you are making immersive and engaging games, broadcasting live television, visualizing groundbreaking products, or creating the next blockbuster film. We don’t believe significant advances in technology should result in increases in development time for you to take advantage of them, so we have once again set our sights on making workflows for users from all disciplines even faster and more accessible.
Unreal Engine delivers unbridled power to build realistic worlds with the most accurate real-time lighting and shadowing effects - including dynamic global illumination, pixel perfect reflections and physically accurate refraction - thanks to real-time ray tracing on Nvidia RTX graphics cards. Soft area shadows and ambient occlusion provide the finishing touches to ground your scenes firmly in reality.
Our vast suite of virtual production features enables you to speed up your workflow on set with the ability to capture and record complex live performances and composite them in real-time. Entire teams can work in concert to orchestrate and direct scenes live using the new multi-user editing feature.
Every second spent waiting to see your latest creation come to life has a cost - a cost to you, a cost to your users, a cost to your vision - so we strive to make Unreal Engine easier and faster to go from iteration to iteration with each release so you can spend more time tweaking and polishing the experience for consumers. Live Coding brings Live++ support to Unreal Engine so you can go from idea to reality in seconds while you are running your project. Build times have been optimized across the board making iteration times for incremental builds up to 3x faster and freeing up valuable resources in your pipeline.
This release includes 173 improvements submitted by the incredible community of Unreal Engine developers on GitHub! Thanks to each of these contributors to Unreal Engine 4.22:
0xmono, Adam Moss (adamnv), Ahsan Muzaheed (muzaheed57), Alessio Sgarro (cmp-), Alexander Stevens (MilkyEngineer), AlexTimeFire, AlSafty, Andrzej K. Haczewski (ahaczewski), Anton Rassadin (Antonrr), Ben Peck (bpeck), BinaryRK, Branislav Grujic (grujicbr), Cameron Angus (kamrann), Cengiz Terzibas (yaakuro), Chris Conway (Koderz), Chris Gallegos (Chrispykins), Clinton Freeman (freemancw), Cristiano Carvalheiro (ccarvalheiro), Dan Ogles (dogles), Daniele Benegiamo (kafumanto), David Aylaian (davidaylaian), David Nadaski (GlassBeaver), David Sauve (notanumber), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (DSDambuster), Dmitriy Donskoy (sentik), doodoori2, Dorgon Chang (dorgonman), Doug Moscrop (dougmoscrop), Doug Richardson (drichardson), Dzuelu, Erik Dubbelboer (erikdubbelboer), H1X4Dev, Hargreawe, Ilyin Aleksey (IlinAleksey), improbable-valentyn, Ivan Popelyshev (ivanpopelyshev), IvanKuzavkov, James Cahill (Prouser123), Jan Kaniewski (getnamo), Jin Hyung Ahn (zenoengine), jkinz3, Joe Best-Rotheray (cajoebestrotheray), joemmett, Josef Gluyas (Josef-CL), Kalle Hämäläinen (kallehamalainen), Kartik Saranathan (Kartiku), korkuveren, Kory Postma (korypostma), Leon Rosengarten (lion03), locus84, lotodore, Marat Radchenko (slonopotamus), Marcel (Zaratusa), Mark Whitty (Mosel3y), mastercoms, Mathias Hübscher (user37337), Michael Kösel (TheCodez), Michael Samiec (m-samiec), Mike Bell (MichaelBell), Mike Slegeir (tehpola), Mimus1, Mitsuhiro Koga (shiena), momboco, Morva Kristóf (KristofMorva), Muhammad A. Moniem (mamoniem), Nick (eezstreet), Nick Edwards (nedwardsnae), Nick Pruehs (npruehs), Ondrej Hrusovsky (skylonxe), Paul Hampson (TBBle), Philippe Chaintreuil (Philippe23), Phillip Baxter (PhilBax), projectgheist, RDIL, Riley Labrecque (rlabrecque), Roman K. (CrispMind), Robin Zoň (ZonRobin), roidanton, ruzickajason, ryugibo, Sam Hocevar (samhocevar), Satheesh (ryanjon2040), Scott Fries (ScottFries), Sébastien Rombauts (SRombauts), ShalokShalom, spoiltos, stanley1108, Stephen A. Imhoff (Clockwork-Muse), stkrwork, sturcotte06, Takashi Suzuki (wankotank), tgroll, Thang To (thangt), Tim Lincoln (Ratherbflyin), TommyTesla, Vladimir Ziablitskii (rainlabs), whoisfpc, YanaPIIDXer, Yannick Comte (demonixis), yhase7, Zeblote