Cooking & Packaging


I spent over 15 hours exporting my game. I just want to know if cooking (the longest part I believe?) is only done once for assets or everytime when you export?


When you package, you either cook by the book or cook on the fly. So any uncooked assets will be recooked. However, if you’ve already cooked your project, then it shouldn’t have to cook again or take as long during the packaging process.

  • [UE4 Documentation: Packaging & Cooking Games][1]
  • [UE4 Documentation: Project Launcher; Unreal Frontend][2]


Packaging and Cooking Games in Unreal Engine | Unreal Engine 5.1 Documentation
[2]: Using the Unreal Frontend Tool | Unreal Engine 5.1 Documentation