Update 8.2.0 for Satisfactory upgrades the game to Unreal Engine 5.2

Coffee Stain Studios have moved Satisfactory to Unreal Engine 5.2.1 with their latest experimental update

Satisfactory’s experimental branch has just received a beefy update. Thanks to the release of experimental update.8.2.0, Satisfactory is now based on Unreal Engine 5.2.1. On top of that, the game now features a new online integration, which is based on Epic Online Services, and features cross-play support.

Satisfactory is a factory-building game where players explore a world and work to exploit its resources. Players will create automated production lines, explore to find new materials, and battle against the planet’s native wildlife. Players can create vehicles, jet packs, pump pads, zip lines and more to make traversal easier.

Earlier this year, Satisfactory made the move to Unreal Engine 5. Specifically, the game utilised Unreal Engine 5.1. With update 8.2.0, Satisfactory now features new “across the board” optimisations, new quality of life changes, and several feature reworks. Many of this updates optimisations come with the move to Unreal Engine 5.2.1, as a lot of Epic Games’ efforts with Unreal Engine has been to lower the hardware requirements of the engine’s advanced features.

Previously, Satisfactory utilised Unreal Engine 4. Now that the game uses Unreal Engine 5, Coffee Stain Studios can add further polish to their game and continue updating the game with modern features without any issues. Instead of simply creating “Satisfactory 2” using Unreal Engine 5, they moved their existing game over to the new engine to give them a better platform for future updates.

Satisfactory’s 8.2.0 update is available using the game’s experimental branch. The update will become available to everyone once all of its features have been finalised and the update proves to be stable.

Satisfactory fans can read the full patch notes for update 8.2.0 here.

You can join the discussion on Satisfactory’s update 8.2.0 on the OC3D Forums.

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