5 - Join the Session
Now that you have a server running, and you've created a session on that server from the Unreal Editor on one of your computers, you'll be able to connect to that same session from other instances of the Unreal Editor running on other computers.
On each other computer you want to join the session:
- Click the arrow next to the Go Live button in the Toolbar, and choose Session Browser...
- At the top of the Multi-User Browser panel, you should see the name of your server host in the Available Servers list. Click the server name.
- While you have a server selected in the Available Servers list, the Available Sessions list shows all the sessions being managed by that server. Find the name of the session you want to join, and click the green Join icon.
Mouse over the name of any session to see a summary that contains the session owner, Project name, source control changelist (if any), and more. This information can help you tell which session you need to join.
- As soon as you're connected, the Connected Clients list is updated to include your computer along with all the others currently connected to this session.
If any of the other computers already working in this session have already made any changes to the Level or the Assets in the Project before you joined, your instance of Unreal Editor will automatically fetch those transactions from the server and apply the changes in your local view of the shared session workspace. You'll now be locked in to working with the same content as all the other participants, but you'll be free to work with that content any way you need to in the Unreal Editor UI. You can do things like moving your camera viewpoint around in the Level Viewport, browsing to new folders in the Content Browser, switching tools, opening new windows and panels, and so on, without affecting other users.
Now that you have multiple computers connected together in a single session, we can make some changes on one computer and see how those changes are propagated to the other computers in the same session.