Tech Stream release

Unity 2022.2

Unity 2022.2 Tech Stream offers you early access to innovative new features and an opportunity to influence the next Long Term Support (LTS) release.

Shaping innovation with you

With Tech Stream releases, you can try out new features and tools while shaping Unity development through your feedback. Tech Streams are published twice a year and are supported until the next release. They can help you prepare for new feature adoption in projects that are in discovery or prototyping stages.

Unity Techstream 2022.2 engine view


Discover the latest features and workflow enhancements.

Build more ambitious games

ECS for Unity (Entity Component System) is now supported for production. This gives you the power to deliver complex gameplay in rich dynamic environments to a large number of players. ECS for Unity includes the latest Entities package, along with updates to Burst compiler and C# Jobs System, and ECS-specific packages for Netcode, Graphics, and Physics. You can combine your existing GameObject experience with ECS for Unity through Baking, allowing you to use ECS to solve for specific performance bottlenecks.

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Multiplayer for all creators

Add multiplayer experiences to your game projects with Netcode for GameObjects, which lets you delegate the low-level tech required to network your player experience. You can also choose Netcode for Entities to deliver massively multiplayer experiences as part of Unity for ECS to power more ambitious projects. Host your game with simple self-service Game Server Hosting and Matchmaker from Unity Gaming Services, and use sample code to get a head start on live operations.

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Clouds and water

Scalable graphics

Personalize your rendering with Shader Graph Full Screen Master Node and Custom Post Processing across both URP and HDRP renderers. Special URP enhancements include LOD crossfade for smoother transitions and Forward+ rendering, which enables you to use more lights in a scene. Scale high-fidelity environments with the new HDRP Water System to render oceans and underwater effects, produce local fog through Volumetric Material and Shader Graph, create realistic skies with Cloud Layers dynamic lighting, and blend between Volumetric Cloud conditions. Deliver more realistic cinematics through Eye Cinematic with Caustics, and HDRP Path Tracing Denoising provides you the choice between NVIDIA Optix™ AI accelerated denoiser and Intel® Open Image Denoise.

Terrain tools scattering demo

Enhanced productivity

Create productively in the Editor with new features and workflow improvements. Simultaneously scatter multiple details with brush improvements in Terrain Tools. Add intelligence to 3D characters and move them without code using the new AI Navigation package, and create Splines efficiently with improved tooling and API features. Plus, check out improvements for 2D like the new Light Batching Debugger, Editor support for Sprite Atlas generation, and more. Coupled with improvements like faster C# script changes and Prefab replacement, these changes can help you dramatically accelerate your iteration time.

UI Builder Visual workflows screenshot

Extensible Editor

Extend the Editor with UI Toolkit to enable efficient in-engine workflows. UI Toolkit is reaching parity with IMGUI and is the recommended solution for Editor tools. UI Toolkit will be used instead of IMGUI to generate default inspectors so that Property Drawers can be used without having to write custom inspectors. The Vector Drawing API can be used for custom controls to allow authoring of splines, graphs, and other visualizations. New TreeView controls are also available for hierarchical lists. For best practices, see the new Editor Design System.

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Enhanced platform optimizations

Platform integration and optimization

Android fast deploy speeds up installation of the APK and deployment process, and Google’s Memory Advice API enables more finely tuned memory management. DirectX 12 is now the recommended graphics API for Windows and Xbox and lays the foundation for advanced graphics features such as ray tracing, which is now available for Xbox Series X|SPlayStation® 5 and Nintendo Switch™ are now supported with the latest incremental player build process, providing improved iteration times for these platforms.

Action game graphics

Simplify XR creation

XR Interaction Toolkit (XRI) in version 2.2 provides core XR interactions and supports common cross-device interactions including grabbing, ray tracers, UI interaction for menus, and gestures for touch screens. AR Foundation 5.0 features Simulation, which allows you to test your AR app in Play mode by simulating an AR device. Additional support added for devices including Magic Leap 2, PlayStation®VR2, and Meta Quest Pro.


Release notes

Find more details on all the updates in this release, including feature additions, performance improvements, bug fixes, and more.


See more details on the most important new features on the what’s new page in the Unity manual.

2022.1 Tech Stream

Catch up on the new features from the 2022.1 Tech Stream release from earlier this year.

Choose the right release

Whether you’re after battle-tested features for production or early access to new technology, there’s a version for you.

Unity 2021 LTS

The Long Term Support (LTS) release is our default version. We recommend Unity 2021 LTS for creators who are about to lock in production on a specific version of Unity.

LTS + Tech Stream

Understand Unity’s release versioning and learn what you can expect from a Tech Stream release or an LTS release.

Download Unity 2022.2

Get Unity 2022.2 from Unity Hub – our app to help you manage Unity Editor installations, create new projects, and access your work, all in one place. If you’re a new professional user, start by getting a Unity Pro license from your team or the Unity Store.

Frequently asked questions

Which version of Unity do you recommend for my project?

If you are in production or close to launch, we recommend the latest LTS release. If you want to explore in-progress features for your next project, the Tech Stream is recommended.

Learn more about our different releases here.

What’s a Tech Stream release?

This release is for creators who value exploring in-progress features to stay on the cutting edge for their next project. This version is primarily recommended for the preproduction, discovery, and prototyping phases of development, but it can be used for production projects as well. The Tech Stream in each yearly cycle becomes the foundation for the next Long Term Support release.

Learn more about our different releases here.

How long will Unity 2022.2 receive official support?

Updates and bug fixes are added to the current Tech Stream release on a weekly basis until the next Tech Stream release is officially published. We publish major Tech Stream releases twice a year.

What is an LTS release?

The LTS release is our default version and is primarily recommended for creators past the preproduction phase of development who are about to lock in production on a specific version of Unity.

Learn more about our different releases here.

What new features are in Unity 2022.2?

Check out the full release notes on all the updates included in this release, including feature additions, performance improvements, bug fixes, and more. See more details on the most important new features on the What’s new page in the Unity manual.

How can I share feedback about Unity 2022.2?

If you want to discuss workflows, go to the relevant section of Unity Forums. If you run into an issue with Unity 2022.2, check the Issue Tracker to see if it’s a known issue or if you’re the first to experience it. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, go to Help > Report a Bug in the Unity Editor. To learn more about how your feedback drives product development, read our blog.

How can I access Unity alpha and beta releases?

Both our alpha and beta releases are open to everyone, so no signup is required. Get started by downloading them from the Unity Hub. Because there may be feature-stability issues with these early releases, we do not recommend them for projects in production. We strongly encourage that you back up any project before you open it with an alpha or beta release.

Where can I see Unity’s roadmap?

Explore the roadmap details and share your feedback directly to the Product team on the Unity Platform Roadmap portal.

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