Version: 2019.3
Enabling Remote Settings
Remote Settings component

Managing Remote Settings in the Unity Editor

Note: Unity Remote Config is now available as a preview packageA preview* package is in development and not yet ready for production. A package in preview might be at any stage of development, from the initial stages to near completion.
See in Glossary. Remote Config is an improved offering that allows you to change the behavior and appearance of your game without requiring a new binary. You can remotely enable or disable features, change the specifics of your game to target specific audiences, or run special events by scheduling new content releases.*

The Remote Settings window helps you manage your remote settings while you are developing your project in the Editor. (Use the Unity Analytics Dashboard to create and edit the settings themselves.)

The Remote Settings window is not included in the standard Unity download and install. It is part of the Remote Settings Asset packageA collection of files and data from Unity Projects, or elements of Projects, which are compressed and stored in one file, similar to Zip files. Asset packages are a handy way of sharing and re-using Unity Projects and collections of Assets. More info
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, which is a Unity plug-inA set of code created outside of Unity that creates functionality in Unity. There are two kinds of plug-ins you can use in Unity: Managed plug-ins (managed .NET assemblies created with tools like Visual Studio) and Native plug-ins (platform-specific native code libraries). More info
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. Download the Remote Settings Asset package from the Unity Asset Store and import it into your project.

To open the Remote Settings window, go to Window > Unity AnalyticsA data platform that provides analytics for your Unity game. More info
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> Remote SettingsRemote settings are game variables that you can set remotely on your Analytics Dashboard. More info
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in the Unity Editor. In order for the Editor to fetch your Remote Settings from the Analytics Service, you must first supply the Project Secret Key as described in Enabling Remote Settings.

The Remote Settings window, part of the Remote Settings plug-in, displays the key-value pairs for the settings defined on your AnalyticsAbbreviation of Unity Analytics
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Dashboard.

Remote Settings window
Remote Settings window

Click Refresh to fetch the latest remote settings. The Editor also fetches the most recently synchronized settings when you enter Play mode.

Set Active Configuration to Release or Development to choose which set of key-value pairs to work with in the Editor. Note that the Development configuration is always used in Play mode in the Editor. To test the Release configuration, use File > Build and Run, and make sure that the Development BuildA development build includes debug symbols and enables the Profiler. More info
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box is unchecked on the Build Settings window.


  • 2017–05–30 Page published

  • 2017–05–30 - Service compatible with Unity 5.5 onwards at this date but version compatibility may be subject to change.

  • New feature in 2017.1

Enabling Remote Settings
Remote Settings component