The Unreal Engine forums include badge and title features to let you show off your accomplishments in the UE4 community. This post documents all possible ranks and titles that you can earn. Some badges are not earned through the forum, but are given to Epic’s employees and partners, but I’ve listed them here as well so you can know what they mean. Some badges can be upgraded to “Prestige” versions, but please note they do not have additional functions when upgraded. Please note, if you are supposed to have a badge, but have not received one, contact @Amanda.Bott
The prestige version is gained after the 3rd time you are in the top 3 AnswerHub karma earners.
If you submit a pull request to UE4 on Github and it is accepted, you will receive this badge. It will only be applied once the build version with your code is fully released. So, if you get your pull request accepted, you may still have to wait to get the badge. Normally this happens just after the release notes are posted with the new build.
The prestige version is gained after the 3rd time you earn an Engine Contributor badge.
Game Jam Finalist
Every quarter, Epic holds a UE4jam and one of the prizes is this badge to show off your status as a proven game jam champion. If you are on one of the three winning UE4jam teams, then you get this badge.
The prestige version is gained after the 3rd time you earn an Game Jam Finalist badge.
The Unreal Engine Marketplace is full of interesting and useful items to help developers along their journey. If you are a seller on this marketplace, you get this special badge. It not only shows that you have the skills to sell assets, but it also grants access to an exclusive Creator’s Hub sub-forum. The Creator’s Hub is a place to talk with other makers and Epic staff about concerns and suggestions that affect sellers specifically. The badge is only granted after your first pack goes live, not when it’s accepted.
A pack that is available for sale on the marketplace can be voted on as the featured pack of the month. 3 packs will be chosen each month and in addition to being highlighted in the marketplace tab of the launcher and on the website, the creator is awarded this badge. This has been changed as of Oct 4th, 2016. Badges that were prestiged previously will be grandfathered in, so don’t worry about losing that.
Every week on the Thursday Unreal Engine Livestream, we Spotlight three projects made by the community. These can range from dev-blogs and tutorials to game releases and sneak previews of indy games. Those that are chosen are talked about on the stream, highlighted in the Epic Games launcher and also the creators are given this badge.
The prestige version is gained after the 3rd time you earn an Spotlight Member badge.
User Group Lead
The prestige version is gained after the 5th time your group meets.
This badge is earned by livestreaming your Unreal Engine 4 development and gameplay enough to be added to the auto-hosted list for twitch.tv/unrealengine. This list is curated by the Livestream Team. If you are interested in being added, just livestream with Unreal Engine or UE4 in your title as you work so you can get discovered. If you are consistently streaming and producing quality streams, you’ll end up on the list.
The badge is awarded to livestreamers who were chosen to be part of the Unreal Engine Livestream Team. The Unreal Engine Livestream Team is hand-picked by Epic’s community team for their contributions to the community and consistently awesome livestreams. To get picked yourself, just keep producing regular and helpful livestreams with engaging content, you’ll get noticed with time and effort.
Anyone who was in the beta for UE4 gets one of these. It’s not possible to earn one anymore since the beta ended. If you see someone with this badge, it means they’ve been around for a while and helped shape the engine as we know it today. It doesn’t come with any special powers, but it’s the only badge that’s uniquely blue.
People that are active in our community and have a need to help others are hand selected for this badge. It is not earned through any one specific action, but a long history of helping people and fixing problems. These badges are only given out when the ratio of moderators to regular posters becomes unbalanced and we need backup. Moderators have access to a sub-forum for them to discuss happenings in the community.
People who work at companies that are partnered with Epic on special projects get this badge. It is not common and can only be gained through working on a major project directly with Epic.
Anyone with this badge works at Epic as either an employee or full-time contractor.
Epic Staff (Community Manager)
Anyone with this badge works at Epic as a Community Manager. It’s plaid and that’s all that’s different.
This will be earned by being part of the Unreal Engine livestreamer team. Still in progress.
This will be earned by curating, creating and maintaining content in the Wiki. Still in progress.
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