How to animate a Laser blaster?

Maybe I just to dumb to find any particular explainations on this topic. But maybe some of you can guide me to the page I need.

I’m interested to make a demo of what I want to see in a video game. My vision of the graphics go into the 80s cartoon section, and I want to recreate the look in UE4. So, how is it manageable to get laser beams shooting out of the guns? Or explosions? Or Spaceship engines blasting out? Where can I animate stuff like that? And how do I import them into UE4.

I really got stuck here.

You are most likely looking for particle effects.

Read more about it here and here

Lasers can be realized with Particle Trails or Beams.