It’s quite amazing to see what a game developer can create with a flexible engine such as Unreal, especially when said developer happens to be the engine’s creator. Epic Games, in their continuing bid to provide full transparency regarding their development of the upcoming Free-to-Play Unreal Tournament, has released a short new video showing off the team’s first endeavors into Unreal’s staple Team Deathmatch mode.

With a little less than three months put towards development, the game is -understandably- still in a rough state. Basic level geometry is still being tweaked and most models in-game are at best, placeholders imported from Unreal 3. Still the team says most of Unreal’s iconic weapons are now working in-game and they’ve moved on to daily play-tests, which have provided the first bits of feedback needed to hone the game’s core gameplay.

Since Epic is working on Unreal Tournament alongside community developers, you can technically play the first iterations of the game, albeit with plenty of bugs. Normally this requires you to have subscribed to Unreal in order to receive access to the base Unreal 4 engine, but some Reddit users have noted ways to download and play certain builds without having to pay at all. It requires a bit of work to get them going and actually find a community server, but the option is there.

For those who prefer to simply watch the game develop from the sidelines, they can check out the official Unreal Tournament blog, where Epic regularly announces new updates and streams their development progress.

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.


  1. please never stop making Unreal Tournament games 😀 It’s just good old school hardcore FPS and we all love it 🙂 Can’t wait to instagib people in the face on the new UT4 engine 😀 This will be epic 😛

  2. I know man, I just cant wait for the game to come out and I really have to say that for the first time I don’t care that much about a game being free or not. I just love it that much. But i still hope it will be free :D.

      • Directly from the mouth of Epic games:

        “When the game is playable, it will be free. Not free to play, just free.

        We’ll eventually create a marketplace where developers, modders, artists and gamers can give away, buy and sell mods and content. Earnings from the marketplace will be split between the mod/content developer, and Epic. That’s how we plan to pay for the game.”

  3. This is HUGE for me,unreal tournament has been the best game i have ever played,the best gameplay out of all was VERY sad to hear a while back that unreal tournament franchise could be done for good,but now we got this hopefully all the aspects and style and gameplay of UT will be in this.I want to play it SO BAD!!!!!!

  4. I played this game so so much. Love it. I have to ask, is this a new unreal tournament being released or are they just updating the old one?

  5. Behold, a real shooter which this generation has missed. The classic, the fast paced, the gods of all shooter… Unreal Tournament! and its free!


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