I will be bumping this thread with each new engine version, as a reminder of how you can easily upgrade to the newest UE4 Github Engine release!
The end result of this Git Bash workflow is that you will have a series of distinct Github UnrealEngines exactly like when you download the release versions from the launcher and they all become distinct installations of UE4.
Here are the steps:
0. Create a new Directory/Folder!
Do not do any of this in your original/current github engine directory!
This workflow I am sharing with you is how you can download each new Github engine version to its own directory, and then update your remote repository!
This git bash workflow is non-destructive to any UE4 Engine customizations you have made as long as you follow this first step and clone your repo to a new directory!
1. Open up Git Bash (if you dont have it you can download it, it’s free)
( I post all the commands by themselves below)
2. First fork your own repo
git clone https://github.com/EverNewJoy/UnrealEngine.git
3. Move into the new directory that was created when you cloned
cd UnrealEngine(new version)
4. Fetch upstream
git remote add upstream https://github.com/EpicGames/UnrealEngine.git git fetch upstream
5. Make 4.5 branch
git checkout -b 4.5 upstream/4.5
6. Upload your newly acquired 4.5 branch to your remote repo
git push -u origin 4.5
7. Set Head!
git remote set-head origin 4.5
**As Just Git Commands** Same as above without any explanations: ``` git clone https://github.com/EverNewJoy/UnrealEngine.git cd UnrealEngine(new version) git remote add upstream https://github.com/EpicGames/UnrealEngine.git git fetch upstream git checkout -b 4.5 upstream/4.5 git push -u origin 4.5 git remote set-head origin 4.5 ``` ♥ Rama PS: I did not come up with this git workflow myself, I got it from this forum originally and am reposting it for future reference. I have used this workflow many times however, since 4.0 :)