Installing Unreal Engine

Prerequisite Topics

This page assumes you have prior knowledge of the following topics. Please read them before proceeding.

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By the end of this tutorial, you'll be able to:

The Epic Games Launcher enables users to conveniently download and install updates for UE4.

If you already have an Epic Games account, skip ahead to learn about Downloading and Running the Installer.

We currently don't provide a binary installer of Unreal Engine for Linux.

Linux users can compile Unreal Engine from source by referring to our Linux Quick Start Guide documentation.

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By the end of this tutorial, you'll be able to:

The Epic Games Launcher enables users to conveniently download and install updates for UE4.

If you already have an Epic Games account, skip ahead to learn about Downloading and Running the Installer

We currently don't provide a binary installer of Unreal Engine for Linux.

Linux users can compile Unreal Engine from source by referring to our Linux Quick Start Guide documentation.

Creating an Epic Games Account

In order to run the Epic Games Launcher, you need to have a valid Epic Games account.

  1. Navigate to UnrealEngine.com
  2. Click Get Started Now.
  3. Fill-out the Create Account form and click the Create Account button. Make sure to read through our terms of service prior to signing up.
  4. Read our Unreal Engine End User License Agreement (EULA) prior to clicking the Accept button (pictured below).
    Refer to our EULA FAQ if you have additional questions about the EULA's terms and conditions.

  5. Click the Proceed to Download button.

Downloading and Running the Installer

With a valid Epic Games account, you're able to download our installer (Epic Games Launcher Setup Application).

  1. Click the Download button for the desired operating system.
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  2. Once the download is complete, Run the installer.
  3. Click the Install button when the Epic Games Launcher Setup dialog box appears.
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  1. Click the Download button for the desired operating system.
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  2. Once the download is complete, Run the installer.
  3. Click the Install button when the Epic Games Launcher Setup dialog box appears.
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Signing into the Epic Launcher

After the set-up program installs the Epic Games Launcher on your machine, use your Epic Games account credentials to login.

Installing Unreal Engine

Now that you've signed into the Epic Games Launcher, you're ready to install UE4.

Space Requirements: Unreal Engine uses approximately eight gigabytes of disk space for every version of the engine that is installed on a machine. Make sure you have plenty of disk space prior to installing UE4.
  1. Click the Unreal Engine tab inside the Epic Games Launcher Loading Screen.
  2. Click the Install Engine button to download and install the latest version of Unreal Engine.
  3. Choose a local for the Unreal Engine installation or accept the default location and click Install.  Depending on your system specifications, downloading and installing Unreal Engine will take between 10-40 minutes.  

Now that you've signed into the Epic Games Launcher, you're ready to install UE4.

Space Requirements: Unreal Engine uses approximately eight gigabytes of disk space for every version of the engine that is installed on a machine. Make sure you have plenty of disk space prior to installing UE4.
  1. Click the Unreal Engine tab inside the Epic Games Launcher Loading Screen.
  2. Click the Install Engine button to download and install the latest version of Unreal Engine.
  3. Choose a local for the Unreal Engine installation or accept the default location and click Install.  Depending on your system specifications, downloading and installing Unreal Engine will take between 10-40 minutes.  


Launching Unreal Engine

After the Epic Games Launcher successfully downloads and installs Unreal Engine, you're ready to click the Launch button.


Congratulations! You've learned how to:

Create an Epic Games account (if you didn't already have one)
Download and Run the Installer (Epic Games Launcher Set-Up Program)
Sign into the Epic Games Launcher
Install Unreal Engine
Launch Unreal Engine

Now, you're ready to start using Unreal Engine.