Unreal Editor for Fortnite is now available for free

Developers and the Fortnite Creative community can now leverage a powerful collection of Unreal Engine features to build Fortnite islands.
Unreal editor for fortnite image created in Unreal Engine 5. The player is facing a water dragon.

Epic Games launched Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN), a new PC application for designing, developing, and publishing games and experiences directly into Fortnite.

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According to the blog post shared on Unreal’s website, UEFN will evolve to feature most of the same tools available in Unreal Engine 5 (and beyond) that enable the publication and distribution of experiences on a massive scale.

UEFN works side-by-side and is additive to Fortnite’s existing Creative toolset. Launched in 2018, Fortnite Creative is a sandbox editing mode in Fortnite that enables creators to level edit, modify the environment and game mechanics, and publish in-game playable islands.

UEFN builds on the concepts used in the Fortnite Creative toolset by adding new features and capabilities. The Beta provides creators with an early version of UEFN that will evolve in line with their feedback. With this Beta version of UEFN, users will be able to:

  • Create custom content with Modeling and Material tools.
  • Import meshes, textures, animations, and audio.
  • Use Niagara to create VFX effects.
  • Animate with Control Rig and Sequencer.
  • Design gameplay with Verse.
  • Build Landscapes to create the environment.
  • Create larger experiences with World Partition.
  • Use Fab (Alpha) to discover and import assets.
  • Use Live Edit to collaborate in real time with others.
  • Collaborate with Unreal Revision Control.

More information about Unreal Editor for Fortnite and how to use the tool is shared on Unreal Engine’s website.

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