Version: 2021.3
Installing Unity
Installing Unity from the command line

System requirements for Unity 2021 LTS

This page outlines the minimum system requirements you need to run Unity 2021 LTS on all supported platforms.

  1. Unity Editor system requirements
  2. Unity Player system requirements

Unity Editor system requirements

This section lists the minimum requirements to run the Unity Editor. Actual performance and rendering quality may vary depending on the complexity of your project.

Minimum requirements Windows macOS Linux
Operating system version Windows 7 (SP1+), Windows 10 and Windows 11, 64-bit versions only. High Sierra 10.13+ (Intel editor)
Big Sur 11.0 (Apple silicon Editor)
Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and CentOS 7
CPU X64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support X64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support (Intel processors)
Apple M1 or above (Apple silicon-based processors)
X64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support
Graphics API DX10, DX11, and DX12-capable GPUs Metal-capable Intel and AMD GPUs OpenGL 3.2+ or Vulkan-capable, Nvidia and AMD GPUs.
Additional requirements Hardware vendor officially supported drivers Apple officially supported drivers (Intel processor)
Rosetta 2 is required for Apple silicon devices running on either Apple silicon or Intel versions of the Unity Editor.
Gnome desktop environment running on top of X11 windowing system, Nvidia official proprietary graphics driver or AMD Mesa graphics driver. Other configuration and user environment as provided stock with the supported distribution (Kernel, Compositor, etc.)
    For all operating systems, the Unity Editor is supported on workstations or laptop form factors, running without emulation, container or compatibility layer.

Unity Editor platform limitations

Apple

On macOS, secondary Editor windows only maximize, and do not enter full screen mode.

Apple silicon devices

The Apple silicon Editor has the following limitations:

  • Download and install of Apple silicon Editor via the Unity Hub is only possible through Hub version 3.0 Beta 6 or later, with some limitations in 3.0 Beta 6. For more information, see the Hub release notes:
    • To switch to the latest beta version of the Hub, change the “Channel” in Preferences > Advanced to “Beta” or re-download from https://unity.com/download.
  • If you are using Hub 2.4.5 and wish to use the Apple silicon Editor: uninstall the Apple intel version, download and run the standalone installer for Unity Editor (Apple silicon) from https://unity3d.com/unity/whats-new/2021.2.0, and locate it through the Hub.
  • The native Apple silicon Editor does not support the CPU lightmapper
  • The native Apple silicon Editor does not support import from SketchUp

Linux

The Linux Editor has the following limitations:

  • Video importing is limited to the VP8 video format
  • File systems are case sensitive

Unity Player system requirements

This section lists the minimum requirements to build and run the Unity Player. Actual performance and rendering quality may vary depending on the complexity of your project.

Mobile

Operating system Android iOSApple’s mobile operating system. More info
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tvOS
Version 5.1 (API 22)+
Customized versions of Android must include all supported Google standard APIs.
12+ 12+
CPU ARMv7 with Neon Support (32-bit) or ARM64 A7 SoC+ A8 SoC+
Graphics API OpenGL ES 2.0+, 3.0+, Vulkan
Note: OpenGL ES 2.0 support is deprecated.
Metal Metal
Additional requirements - 1GB+ RAM
- Supported hardware devices must meet or exceed Google’s Android Compatibility Definition (Version 9.0) limited to the following Device Types:
   1. Handheld (Section 2.2)
   2. Television (Section 2.3)
   3. Tablets (Section 2.6)
- Hardware must be running Android OS natively. With the exception of Android for Chrome OS, Android within a container or emulator is not supported.
- For development: Android SDK (10/API 29), Android NDK (r21d) and OpenJDK, which are installed by default with Unity Hub.
For development and debugging: see the Apple documentation on XCode support.

For App Store submission: see Apple’s submission guidelines for the required Xcode version.
Apple TV 4th generation+

Console

For information on PlayStation 4 (including PS VR), Playstation 5, Xbox Series S|X and Nintendo Switch refer to the Console section on the multiplatform page. To build on console platforms, only Windows versions of Unity are supported. For specific requirements on any additional platform specific software needed, please refer to the developer documentation on the platform holders website, or contact your platform representative directly for further information.

For specific system requirements of the Unity editor, refer to the version of Unity you are using on the Unity downloads page.

Desktop

Operating system Windows Universal Windows PlatformAn IAP feature that supports Microsoft’s In App Purchase simulator, which allows you to test IAP purchase flows on devices before publishing your application. More info
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macOS Linux
Operating system version Windows 7 (SP1+), Windows 10 and Windows 11 Windows 10+, XBox Series X|S, HoloLens High Sierra 10.13+ Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and CentOS 7
CPU x86, x64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support. x86, x64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support, ARM, ARM64. Apple Silicon, x64 architecture with SSE2. x64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support.
Graphics API DX10, DX11, DX12 capable. DX10, DX11, DX12 capable GPUs. Metal capable Intel and AMD GPUs OpenGL 3.2+, Vulkan capable.
Additional requirements Hardware vendor officially supported drivers.
For development: IL2CPP scripting backend requires Visual Studio 2015 with C++ Tools component or later and Windows 10+ SDK.
Hardware vendor officially supported drivers.
For development: Windows 10+ (64-bit), Visual Studio 2015 with C++ Tools component or later and Windows 10+ SDK.
Apple officially supported drivers.
For development: IL2CPP scripting backend requires Xcode. Targeting Apple Silicon with IL2CPP scripting backend requires macOS Catalina 10.15.4 and Xcode 12.2 or newer.
Gnome desktop environment running on top of X11 windowing system
Other configuration and user environment as provided stock with the supported distribution (such as Kernel or Compositor)
Nvidia and AMD GPUs using Nvidia official proprietary graphics driver or AMD Mesa graphics driver.
    For all operating systems, the Unity Player is supported on workstations, laptop or tablet form factors, running without emulation, container or compatibility layer.

Stadia

Unity developers interested in bringing games to the Stadia platform should start by applying for development resources on Google’s Stadia developer website.

Server platform

Operating system Windows macOS Linux
Operating system version Windows 7 (SP1+), Windows 10 and Windows 11, running on workstation and rack form factors, without emulation or compatibility layer. High Sierra 10.13+ running on workstation and rack form factors, without emulation or compatibility layer. Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and CentOS 7, running on workstation and rack form factors, without emulation or compatibility layer.
CPU x86, x64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support. x64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support. x64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support.
GPU No explicit GPU support.
Additional requirements Hardware vendor officially supported drivers.

WebGL

Operating system running browsers Windows, macOS, and Linux
Hardware Workstation and laptop form factors.
Additional requirements Versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge (Chromium-based) that are:
- WebGL 1.0 or 2.0 capable
- HTML 5 standards compliant
- 64-bit
- WebAssembly capable
Note: WebGL 1.0 support is deprecated.

XR platform system requirements

To enable XRAn umbrella term encompassing Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) applications. Devices supporting these forms of interactive applications can be referred to as XR devices. More info
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and properly configure your Unity project, follow the steps outlined in the XR plugin architecture page.

Oculus

Hardware Oculus Rift/Rift S Oculus Quest Oculus Quest 2
Operating system version Windows 10+ Android
CPU See Oculus recommended specifications. ARM 64-bit (Snapdragon 835) ARM 64-bit (Snapdragon XR2)
GPU See Oculus recommended specifications. NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti/AMD Radeon RX 470 or greater
Graphics API DX11 OpenGL ES 3.0, Vulkan*

Note: Vulkan support for Oculus Quest is an experimental feature and should not be used in production. For more information, see the Oculus XR Plugin package documentation.

OpenXR

See the OpenXR Plugin documentation for a list of compatible runtimes.

Windows Mixed Reality

Hardware WMR Immersive (VR) HoloLens HoloLens 2
Operating system version Windows 10 RS4+ Embedded Windows 10+
CPU Intel 64-bit Intel Atom ARM 64-bit
(Snapdragon 850)
Graphics API DX11

Magic Leap

Operating system Magic Leap One
Operating system version Lumin OS
CPU See Magic Leap specifications.
GPU See Magic Leap specifications.
Graphics API OpenGL ES 3.2+

ARCore

Operating system Android phones
Operating system version See list of ARCore-supported devices.
CPU ARM 32-bit and 64-bit
Graphics API OpenGL ES 3.0+
Latest supported SDK version ARCore 1.24

ARKit

Operating system iPhone and iPad
Operating system version iOS 12
CPU A9+
Graphics API Metal
Latest supported SDK version ARKit 5
Additional requirements You must use Xcode 12.5 or later when compiling an iOS Player that includes the ARKit XR Plugin.

Other system requirements notes

For any Unity Editor or Player supporting Windows 7, note that Microsoft support for Windows 7 expired after January 14th 2020.

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