Advanced Unreal Engine 5 Multiplayer Gameplay Programming

Industry proven approaches in multiplayer gameplay programming with Unreal Engine 5 and Ability System.

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Are you interested in learning how to program multiplayer gameplay using Unreal Engine 5? This course can save you months or even years of searching through endless documentations, tutorials, and attempts to implement a stable framework for your projects.

With this course, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel – I will guide you through the proven industry-standard approaches and frameworks that will allow you to feel confident with multiplayer gameplay programming and be prepared for real-life challenges.

The course covers not only practice but also the theory of the Ability System, which we will start with. My goal is to provide you with not just a set of examples but also an understanding of how different multiplayer tasks can be approached, with nuances that could take you a lot of time to find out on your own through trial and error.

You will also have access to a complete GitHub repository with all lectures implemented upon request.

To make the most of this course, I highly recommend following the lectures in order to not miss anything. However, if you’re here for a specific thing, you can always watch a specific lecture or at least a section.

This course covers the following topics:

  • Ability System (Theory & Practice)
  • Locomotion
  • Movement Abilities (including Motion Warping)
  • Replicated Inventory Basics
  • Multiplayer Combat Abilities
Who is this course for:
  • Beginner developers who want to learn gameplay programming
  • Experienced developers who want to move to gameplay programming
  • Experienced developers who want to learn Ability System.
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1. Prerequisites

1. Visual Studio and Unreal Engine 5
2. Creating the Project

2. Ability System Overview (Theory)

1. Why use Ability System
2. AbilitySystemComponent
3. Gameplay Ability
4. Ability Tasks
5. Gameplay Tags
6. Gameplay Events
7. Gameplay Attributes
8. Gameplay Effects
9. Gameplay Cues

3. Setting Up

1. GAS Plugin, Ability, Ability System Component, Attribute Set, Character
2. Character Defaults, Ability System Debug
3. Character Data, Character Data Asset

4. Movement Essentials

1. Movement Component, Movement Attributes
2. Locomotion Blendspace, Movement Debug
3. Animation Instance, Animation Data, Animation Data Asset
4. Advanced physical materials
5. Footsteps Component, Step Anim Notify
6. Enhanced Input

5. Movement Abilities

1. Jump Ability
2. Base Ability
3. Crouch Ability
4. Sprint Ability (Attributes)
5. Vault (Motion Warping) – Theory
6. Vault (Motion Warping) – Implementation
7. Wall Run Ability (Ability Tasks)
8. Ability Relations with Gameplay Tags

6. Replicated Inventory (Part I) & Interactions

1. Inventory Architecture – Theory
2. Item Static Data (UClass CDO approach), Action Game Statics
3. Item Entry, Item List, Item Instance
4. Inventory Component
5. Item Actor, Equipping Item, Dropping Item
6. Finalizing Inventory, Better Inventory Tag Management
7. Item Animation Overrides

7. Combat & Inventory Part II

1. WeaponStaticData, Weapon Item Actor, Item Abilities
2. Single Shot Ability, Inventory Ability, Gameplay Event Notify
3. Item Effects, Strafe Movement
4. Automatic Shooting Ability
5. Data-Driven Damage Effect
6. Weapon Effects & Hit Impacts
7. Server-Side Targeting, Aiming Ability, Camera Modifier
8. Death & Respawn
9. Projectile, Projectile Shooting Ability, Radial Damage

8. Environment

1. Ability System Physics Volume
2. Campfire (Different Burning Effects, Static & Actor Based Gameplay Cues)

Project Files: Link 1 | Link 2


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