Unreal Engine commercial game deployment guidelines

If you're using Unreal Engine to create a game or other interactive off-the-shelf product that you plan to monetize, here's what needs to happen when you're ready to release it.

Notification of release

You're almost ready to ship your product and begin collecting revenue? Excellent, congratulations! When the time comes to release your title, please fill out and submit the Release Form and tell us a little about yourself and your game.

Please make sure you do this before you ship your product or begin collecting revenue, as this will affect your entitlement to the $1 million USD gross revenue exemption when you start calculating your royalty payments.

Royalty payment and tracking

Once you've begun collecting money for your product, you'll need to track gross revenue and pay a 5% royalty on that amount after $1 million USD in gross revenue is earned*. To report your earnings, complete and submit the royalty form on a quarterly basis.

*Please make sure you submit your Release Form before you ship your product or begin collecting revenue, in order to be entitled to the $1 million USD gross revenue exemption.

Custom licensing options

The Unreal Engine EULA includes our standard license terms. We also offer custom licensing terms that can include lower royalties, no royalties, or a different basis for royalty calculation for games or commercial off-the-shelf products, as well as premium support and options for private training. Contact us to find out more.

Product checklist prior to shipping


Write a EULA for your product that explicitly disclaims any representations, warranties, conditions, and liabilities related to the Unreal Engine. Here is some example language.

Third-party software

If your product uses any third-party software, review the respective license agreements and provide notice to your end users if required.

Product credits

Add the following to your product credits: “[Product Name] uses Unreal® Engine. Unreal® is a trademark or registered trademark of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States of America and elsewhere. Unreal® Engine, Copyright 1998 – xxxx, Epic Games, Inc. All rights reserved.”


If you are using any trademarks associated with Unreal Engine in your product, or for the marketing of your product, obtain a license from our branding guidelines and trademark usage page. Check out the style guide to ensure you're in compliance with Unreal Engine brand standards.

Product compliance

Ensure that your product complies with all applicable laws, regulations, and rules.  Verify your product doesn’t combine the Unreal Engine code with “Copyleft” open-source licenses. See the FAQ for more details.

Unreal Engine editor

Confirm your product doesn’t contain the Unreal Engine editor or tools—or an editor or tools based on the Unreal Engine editor or tools—if shipped to the general public (rather than just other engine licensees).