Can beginners learn to use UE4?

Would someone like myself be able to learn how to use and eventually create a full functioning game with unreal engine without any coding, game development etc experience watsoever. Completly starting from scratch and learning from documents and tutorials?

Hi Rmcdonnell40,

The simple answer is “Yes.” We have several example games that are built using Blueprints (our visual scripting).

However, since your question is so broad in terms of “creating a game from scratch” it would depend on what you want to achieve in your game and as it would grow in complexity you would need to potentially use code to achieve for some things you wanted to achieve.

There are a lot of variables to take into account for building a game and tutorials and community are very helpful in pointing you in the right direction. So, really all you need to do is dive in and where you have questions we can help out.

Feel free to post questions on the AnswerHub as well as here on the forums.



Excellent. Will i need a high end PC? Id say my PC is mid end . I obviously wouldnt get the highest frape rate but will everything function? Thanks for the quick reply

Official system recommendations are available here: Frequently Asked Questions - Unreal Engine

While this post over in “Feedback for Epic” is not an official one, but it may help you as well. It is all user generated and may give you and idea of a similar setup to yours and how UE4 works for them (Compatibility List: Hardware Feedback).

The recommended system specs are what Epic feels are capable of giving you the best experience with the Unreal Engine 4.

Will the engine run on lower specs? Yes, it will, but we cannot guarantee a good user experience.

We also, have scalability settings within the engine that will help you to get a better user experience while using the engine as well.