Unity 2020.2

Bring your vision to life faster with smoother Editor workflows, updated rendering tools, and performance improvements across the board.

Unity 2020.2

This release is packed with improvements to our existing tools. Iteration and import times are now faster, workflows are smoother, and it’s easier to optimize your projects. Whatever your role or industry, Unity 2020.2 helps you bring your interactive real-time 3D vision to life even faster. Get all the details on what’s new as well as resources to get you started.

Explore Unity 2020.2

Artist and cinematic tools

Several usability, performance and stability updates improve the overall experience of working in Unity as an artist. Unity 2020.2 also offers new options for Shader Graph, VFX Graph and our suite of 2D tools, and our improved tooling for creating cinematics and other video and film content.

Programmer tools

Write high-performance code faster with Unity 2020.2. New improved tools for programmers help you to iterate faster and optimize your projects for higher performance. Highlights include improved compilation times, C#8 support, updated profiling tooling, and significant performance optimizations across the board.

Editor and team workflows

Speed up iteration and import times, and try out more ways to customize the Editor to your needs. Unity 2020.2 makes you even more productive with optimized Editor workflows, better performance and new templates. UI Toolkit is now also included in the Editor as a fully integrated core feature.


Whether you’re building experiences for augmented or virtual reality, mobile, web, desktop or consoles, we have new features and enhancements to make the development process even smoother.

Graphics rendering

For graphics in Unity 2020.2, we continue our focus on quality-of-life fixes and performance.  Our rendering pipelines, the Universal Render Pipeline (URP) and the High Definition Render Pipeline (HDRP), are maturing, so you can use them in a wider range of scenarios.

Past preproduction? Consider using Unity LTS.

If you want to lock in your production on a specific version of Unity for maximum stability, we recommend you use a Long-Term Support (LTS) version of Unity. Unity 2019.4 LTS, our latest LTS release, has the same feature set as Unity 2019.3 and is available now.

We expect Unity 2020.3 LTS to ship in spring 2021, around the same time as Unity 2021.1.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will Unity 2020 LTS be available?

We expect Unity 2020.3 LTS to ship in spring 2021, at approximately the same time as Unity 2021.1.

What is a TECH stream release?

TECH stream releases are for developers who want to access the latest features and capabilities. The 2019 TECH stream had three releases (2019.1, 2019.2, and 2019.3). We add updates and bug fixes to the current TECH stream release on a weekly basis until the next TECH release is officially launched; then the cycle begins again.

What’s an LTS release?

The last TECH stream release of the year becomes a Long-Term Support (LTS) release and receives continued support for another two years in the form of biweekly updates with bug fixes. In terms of versioning, we increment the final TECH stream release of the year by one and add “LTS” (for example, TECH stream release 2018.3 became 2018.4 LTS).

The LTS releases do not include any new features or breaking API changes compared to the TECH stream releases that they are based on. Their updates address crashes, regressions, and issues that affect the wider community or console SDK/XDKs, and any major issues that would prevent a large number of developers from shipping their games or apps.

The LTS stream is for developers who want to develop and ship their projects on the most stable version and remain on this version for an extended period.

What version do you recommend for my project?

If you are in production or close to release, we recommend the latest LTS release. If you want to use the latest Unity features in your project or are just getting started with production, the TECH stream is recommended.

What’s the difference between a Preview package and a Verified package?

Preview packages give you early access to new features and improvements that are in active development. However, they aren’t recommended for projects in production. They’re still evolving and likely to contain bugs. Functionality and APIs can still change and backward compatibility is not guaranteed.

Verified packages have undergone additional testing and have been verified to work with a specific version of Unity and with all the other packages that are verified for that version. Verified packages are supported to the same extent as the Unity versions that they have been verified for. This means that they will receive updates that won’t introduce any breaking changes, as well as bug fixes, for at least as long as the version that they were verified for is supported. See our documentation for a complete overview of current package states and lifecycles.

What’s in your alpha and beta releases, and how do I get them?

Alphas are the first public releases of a new TECH stream version of Unity. During the alpha phase, we’re progressively adding all the new features that are scheduled to be part of the final release. At the same time, the features get tested collectively for the first time. While a TECH stream version is in alpha, we release updates with new features on a weekly basis until we reach feature completeness. As such, alphas come with a higher stability risk than beta releases, which are feature complete and receive only stabilizing updates. With both alphas and betas, you have an opportunity to influence our development process by using the new features and providing feedback via forums and bug reports.

Because there may be feature-stability issues with these early releases, we do not recommend them for projects in production, and we highly recommend that you back up any project before you open it with an alpha or beta release.

Both our alpha and beta releases are open to everyone, so no signup is required. Get started by downloading them from the Unity Hub.

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