Download Instructions


Open the Epic Games launcher

The launcher is where you get access to Unreal Engine.

Download the launcher

If you don’t already have the Epic Games launcher, you will need to download and install it to access Unreal Engine.


Already have the launcher?

If you already have the Epic Games launcher installed on your computer, open it to download Unreal Engine.

Are you looking to modify the Unreal Engine source code or contribute changes to the community? 


Install & launch Unreal Engine

Next, log in or create an Epic Games account to access Unreal Engine.  Once logged in, navigate to the Unreal Engine tab and click the Install button to download the most recent version.
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System requirements

Recommended System Requirements
  • Windows 10 64-bit, quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster, 8 GB RAM
  • macOS Big Sur, quad-core Intel, 2.5 GHz or faster, 8 GB RAM
  • Linux Ubuntu 18.04, quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster, 32 GB RAM

What's the cost?

Unreal Engine is free to use for creating linear content like films, and for custom and internal projects. It’s also free in many cases for game development—a 5% royalty only kicks in if and when your title earns over $1 million USD.
All Unreal Engine features
Entire Quixel Megascans library
All learning materials
Community-based support