Installing Unreal Engine

To download and install Unreal Engine, you need to:

  1. Download and install the Epic Games Launcher.

  2. Sign up for an Epic Games account, if you don't have one.

  3. Sign in to the Epic Games Launcher.

  4. Click the Unreal Engine tab inside the Epic Games Launcher, then click the Install Engine button.

  5. Make sure that you select Unreal Engine 5.3.2 as that’s the latest version the Existent Plugin supports.

  6. Click the Install button and wait for the installation to complete. Depending on your system specifications and Internet connection speed, downloading and installing Unreal Engine can take between 10 to 40 minutes, sometimes longer.

Launch Unreal Engine

After the install completes, click the Launch button to open Unreal Engine.

Congratulations! You are now ready to start using Unreal Engine.

Installing Visual Studio for C++ Projects

Follow the steps described here to set up Visual Studio. The steps described are repeated below for convenience.

We recommend downloading the latest version of Visual Studio (2022 v17 at the time of writing).

If you are installing VS for the first time, you will want to make sure that you have the following options enabled.

Unreal Engine development with VS requires installing the following optional Workloads:

  • .NET desktop development

  • Desktop development with C++

  • Universal Windows Platform development

  • Game development with C++

To add C++ tools to your VS installation, make sure you select Game development with C++ under Workloads, as well as these additional options.

  • C++ profiling tools

  • C++ AddressSanitizer

  • Windows 10 SDK (10.0.18362 or Newer)

  • Unreal Engine installer

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