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How to Install Unreal Engine 5? (Complete Guide)

Updated: Oct 30, 2023

This tutorial will guide you through all the steps of configuration and installing of Unreal Engine 5. So, without further ado let’s get started.


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Step 1: Install Epic Games Launcher

  • Unreal Engine is developed and owned by Epic Games so in order to use it, the first step is installing the Epic Games Launcher.

  • Go to Epic Games home page and click “Get Epic Games” to download the Epic Games Launcher.

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  • After the installation is complete open up the installer and click “Install” to let it set up the launcher on your computer.

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Step 2: Create An Epic Games Account

  • After downloading and installing Epic Games, the next step is signing up or logging in.

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  • Open up the Epic Games launcher by double clicking its icon. If you already have an account you can log in but if not sign up for a new account and then log in.

Step 3: Download Unreal Engine

  • After signing in you will be greeted with the Epic Games Store. For this next step you need to go to the “Unreal Engine” tab where you will see the latest stable version of Unreal Engine 5 available for download.

  • Next, go to “Library” tab where you will see all the different version of Unreal Engine available to download.

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unreal engine libarary

  • Now, you can settle for that for your own convenience but if you need a specific version of Unreal Engine you can press the little plus icon and select the specific version of Unreal Engine 5 that you want.

Unreal Engine versions

  • Next, click the "Install" button to begin the installation process.

Step 4: Installation Location and Options

  • After you click the "Install" button, a dialog box will appear. Now, you can select the installation location of Unreal Engine from here.

  • But, the important part is the “Options” menu. The Installation Options will let you configure what parts of Unreal Engine you want to download and what parts you want to skip.

  • Click the “Options” button and a new dialog box will appear. Here you can unselect the platforms that are not needed under the “Target Platforms” menu. This will reduce the installation size of Unreal Engine. Click the “Apply” button when done.

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  • After that’s done click the “Install” button again and wait for it to complete.

Step 5: Conclusion

  • After the downloading and the installation process is done, launch the Unreal Engine from Epic Games Launcher and create a new project to start developing.

  • Congratulations! You can have successfully installed Unreal Engine and are now ready to embark on the path of game development and more.

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