Connect to Unreal Cloud DDC from a Game Development VM


The Unreal Cloud Derived Data Cache (DDC) offering has been removed from the Azure Marketplace. As such, we're retiring this documentation on March 31, 2024. Until then, this documentation exists for reference only, with no official support available from Microsoft.

Please contact your Epic Games representative for more information about using Unreal Cloud DDC.


  • If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.
  • When you're deploying the Unreal DDC managed application, you need to have Contributor and RBACRoleAssignment, or Owner access to the Azure subscription. This requires specific permission within the Azure Active Directory tenant. For more information, see Manage access and Azure built-in roles.

Create a new Game Development Virtual Machine

Start by creating a new Game Development Virtual Machine using one of the following guides.

Then, connect to the Game Development Virtual Machine using RDP.

Next steps

In this guide you have created a Game Development Virtual Machine. Now, learn how to start using Unreal Cloud DDC with Visual Studio from this machine. All of the prerequisites have been setup on the VM.