Epic Games announces game-changing MetaHuman integration for UEFN

Epic Games' MetaHuman in UEFN
(Image credit: Epic Games)

There were some big announcements at Epic Games' The State of Unreal 2024 presentation at GDC 2024. As well as showcasing new Unreal Engine 5.4 tools with footage from Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra, the developer and publisher announced that MetaHuman Creator and MetaHuman Animator have been integrated into Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN).

The new tools allow UEFN creators to create and animate photorealistic digital humans as NPCs for Fortnite islands. And Epic says it's fine-tuned the free online software for quality and efficiency, reducing the average size of a MetaHuman from almost 1GB in Unreal Engine 5 to just 60MB in UEFN. You can watch last night's full presentation below.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.