Differential updates

Note: The content on this page pertains to Game Server Hosting (Multiplay) available on the Unity Dashboard. If you’re using Game Server Hosting (Clanforge), see the Game Server Hosting (Clanforge) documentation.

Game Server Hosting automatically uses differential updates to distribute your build updates efficiently, so you don’t have to worry about “rolling up” your build.

A differential update (also known as a partial or delta update) is an update that has only the differences between the earlier build version and the new build version. Differential updates are helpful when you want to update a build as fast as possible. Because they contain less data than full updates, Game Server Hosting can distribute the differential build across your fleet faster than a full update.

Tip: It's best practice to use the same build machine to create new build versions to reduce the possible changes between builds. You might consider using a build server, such as Cloud Build.