Install Unreal Engine

The Epic Games Launcher provides a central location to manage your Unreal Engine installations, accounts, licenses, and projects.

The plugin supports Unreal Engine 4.25 and 4.26. Older versions may work but are not supported.

Create Epic Games account

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

To create an Epic Games account:

  1. Go to UnrealEngine.com.

  2. Click Get Started Now or Download.

    Unreal Engine home page

  3. Select the license that best suits your profile:

    • Publishing License: For game developers and other creators looking to monetize off-the-shelf interactive products, and for students and educators

    • Creators License: For creators in industries outside of games working on internal and free projects, custom applications, and linear content, and for students and educators

      Select license

    ArcGIS Maps SDK for Unreal Engine works with both licenses. For more information about Unreal Engine End User Licenses, visit Unreal Engine FAQ page.

  4. Click Sign up to create an account.

    Sign up

  5. Select the sign up option. If you chose the option to sign up with an email address, fill-out the Create Account form and click the Continue button to proceed. Make sure to read through their terms of service prior to signing up.

    Sign up form

  6. Read the Unreal Engine End User License Agreement (EULA) and click the Accept button.

Download and run the installer

When you create an Epic Games account, the installer for the Epic Games Launcher will be downloaded automatically for your platform. If you stopped the download before completion, go to the License options page and select an option to restart the installer download.

  1. Once the download is complete, run the installer.

  2. Click Install when the Epic Games Launcher Setup dialog box appears.

    Run the installer

Sign into the Epic Games Launcher and install Unreal Engine

After the setup program installs the Epic Games Launcher on your machine, use your Epic Games account to login.

Sign into the Epic Launcher

To install Unreal Engine:

  1. Click the Unreal Engine tab inside the Epic Games Launcher Loading Screen.

    Epic Launcher

  2. Click the Install Engine button to download and install the latest version of Unreal Engine.

    Install Unreal Engine

  3. Choose a location for the Unreal Engine installation or accept the default location and click Install. The default install locations are:

    • Windows: C:\Program Files\Epic Games
    • Mac: /Users/Shared/Epic Games

    Depending on your system specifications, downloading and installing Unreal Engine will take between 10-40 minutes.

    Install Unreal Engine

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