Epic Games just released Unreal Engine 4.23. The new release brings tons of new cool stuffs. There is so much to cover, but here are the key highlights that I think worth mentioning:

  • Chaos – new high-performance destruction system.
  • Real-time ray tracing improvements.
  • Virtual Texturing – use large textures but with lower memory footprint.
  • Unreal Insights – collect and analyze data easily.
  • Niagara improvements.
  • Skin Weight profiles – enables you to override the original Skin Weights.
  • New audio plugins – Open Sound Control and Wavetable Synthesis.
  • Landscape Splines improvements.
  • IES Profile improvements.
  • And so much more..
Virtual Texturing demo
Unreal Insights
Niagara and Chaos integration
Landscape Splines improvements
Place Interactive Actors with Foliage tool
HDRI Backdrop Actor
IES Profile improvements

To see the full list of what’s new you can check the official blog page.