Need explanation of Projects & Build Targets

I created a new C++ Third Person Starter project, called “MyGame”

When i build the UE4 project in visual studio, depending on the build target i get these files:
(inside the “GITHUB\UnrealEngine\Binaries\Win64” folder)

  • UE4Editor.exe
  • UE4Client.exe
  • UE4Server.exe

And when i build the “MyGame” project, i get the following files:
(inside the “Projects\MyGame\Binaries\Win64” folder)

  • UE4Editor.exe
  • MyGame.exe


  • What is the difference in all of these files?
  • What command line switches work with which files?
  • Which file & command line do i use when distributing my client?
  • Which file & command line do i use to launch a dedicated server?

We’d love to have more explanations or wiki info on the build targets & how to properly package / distribute / launch them :smiley:


I have the same question.

also my package game never works until I change UE4Editor.exe name to my “game name” which is build in “Projects\MyGame\Binaries\Win64” folder

do anybody know the solution for this issue?!!!


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