We are committed to providing support for multiple minor versions of Godot at the same time, as long as we have the capacity to do the work and there are fixes that can be safely backported. So even if your project cannot be migrated to Godot 4.1 right now, we still want to share with you some positive changes.

It has been a few weeks since the release of Godot 4.0.3, which means it’s high time for the next maintenance version! As is always the case with patch releases, 4.0.4 is focused on stability and bug fixes, as well as adding missing documentation. One important change in this release is a security fix for a potential denial of service when using ENet:

  • If your project uses ENetMultiplayerPeer or the low-level ENetConnection, then we strongly recommend updating to this version once it is released as stable. Be sure to test the build right now to prepare and have a smooth transition. Thanks to Facundo Fernández for reporting this vulnerability. A patch has been submitted to the upstream ENet repository as well.

This is a Release Candidate, which means that we don’t expect regressions or new major issues. Please give it a good test if you are currently using Godot 4.0 in your project. Unless a critical problem is discovered, a stable release will follow RC 1 shortly. Remember to always make backups when changing engine version, or better yet, prefer using a version control system, such as Git, to have a safety net in cases of data corruption or loss.

Jump to the Downloads section, and give it a spin right now, or continue reading to learn more about improvements in this release. You can also try the Web editor or the Android editor for this release. If you are interested in the latter, please request to join our testing group to get access to pre-release builds.

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What’s new

72 contributors submitted almost 160 improvements for this release. You can review the complete list of changes with our interactive changelog, which contains links to relevant commits and PRs for this and every previous release. Below are the most notable changes:

  • 2D: Don’t create bones from empty scene (GH-77473).
  • 2D: Draw materials in tile atlas view (GH-77909).
  • 2D: Fix various crashes in the tileset editor (GH-77382, GH-78165, GH-78796).
  • 3D: Fix CSGPolygon3D in path mode disappearing at runtime (GH-77118).
  • Animation: Adjust BoneAttachment3D children/meshes during rest fixer (GH-77123).
  • Animation: Fix get_bone_global_pose_no_override() returning incorrect values (GH-77194).
    • If you have relied on the previous behavior of this method, this change may lead to unexpected issues. You can fix them by replacing calls to get_bone_global_pose_no_override(bone) with get_bone_global_pose(get_bone_parent(bone)) * get_bone_pose(bone), which should give you the same value as before.
    • This change may be reverted before going stable as behavioral changes, even to fix bugs, are out of scope for maintenance releases for this very reason.
  • Animation: Improve Skeleton3D::find_bone() performance (GH-77307).
  • Animation: Fix for SkeletonIK3D interpolation and bone roll (GH-77469).
  • Animation: Fix AnimationPlayer cumulative speed_scale (GH-77500).
  • Audio: Fix trim when importing WAV (GH-75261).
  • Audio: Fix 2D audio in multiple viewports (GH-76713).
  • C#: Synchronize adding ScriptInstances (GH-75188).
  • C#: Fix C# glue generation for enums with negative values (GH-77018).
  • C#: Add version defines to help users deal with breaking changes (GH-78270).
  • Core: Fix StringName comparison (GH-77197).
  • Core: Ignore the project_settings_override file when in editor (GH-77459).
  • Editor: Add an editor option to copy system info to clipboard (GH-65902).
  • Editor: Add a scale_gizmo_handles entry to the Touchscreen editor settings (GH-75718).
  • Editor: Make sure script cache is created after reimport (GH-75798).
  • Editor: Allow up to INT32_MAX max size in Array/Dictionary editor (GH-77225).
  • Editor: Avoid error spam on first opening of a not yet imported project (GH-77276).
  • Editor: Fix Window derived nodes being unselectable for ViewportTexture NodePath (GH-77312).
  • GDScript: Fix warning ignoring for member variables (GH-76203).
  • GDScript: Fix extraction of chained tr() calls (GH-77538).
  • GDScript: Treat BitField<Enum> as int (not Enum) (GH-77579).
  • GUI: ItemList: Fix item text positions in RTL mode (GH-77166).
  • GUI: Use defined key mapping for closing popups and dialogs (GH-77297).
  • GUI: TextServer: Prevent duplicate line breaks on virtual spaces when line width is significantly smaller than character width (GH-77514).
  • Input: Improve touchpad and mouse support for the Android editor (GH-77498).
  • Input: Fix spatial viewport multitouch detection support (GH-78083).
  • Network: Fix HTTPClient _request` using wrong size (GH-75867).
  • Network: Better handle truncated socket messages (GH-79699).
  • Particles: Correctly reset particle size and rotation in ParticlesProcessMaterial (GH-78021).
  • Physics: Fix width and center position of CapsuleShape2D::get_rect (GH-77065).
  • Porting: Android: Fix crash in the Android editor when creating a new AudioStreamMicrophone (GH-77686).
  • Porting: Android: Set pending intent flag to stop insta-crash (GH-78175).
  • Porting: Windows: Fix for Win+M crashing the editor (GH-78235).
  • Rendering: Disable AMD switchable graphics on Windows with Vulkan to fix driver issue (GH-73450).
  • Rendering: Fix modulation propagation for Y-sorted CanvasItems (GH-77079).
  • Rendering: Fix LightmapGI dynamic object lighting (GH-77089).
  • Rendering: Fix calculation of skinned AABB for unused bones (GH-77265).
  • Rendering: Take 3D resolution scaling into account for mesh LOD (GH-77294).
  • Rendering: Fix uninitialized Y-sort modulate for CanvasItems (GH-78134).
  • Thirdparty: CA certificates 2023.06, brotli ed1995b6b, msdfgen 1.10, recast 1.6.0, tinyexr 1.0.5, wslay 0e7d106ff, zstd 1.5.5.
  • Documentation updates.

This release is built from commit cfedb0a7a (see README).


The downloads for this pre-release build can be found in our GitHub repository:

Standard build includes support for GDScript and GDExtension.

.NET 6 build (marked as mono) includes support for C#, as well as GDScript and GDExtension.

  • .NET build requires .NET SDK 6.0 or 7.0 installed in a standard location.

Known issues

There are currently no known issues introduced by this release.

With every release we accept that there are going to be various issues, which have already been reported but haven’t been fixed yet. See the GitHub issue tracker for a complete list of known bugs.

Bug reports

As a tester, we encourage you to open bug reports if you experience issues with this release. Please check the existing issues on GitHub first, using the search function with relevant keywords, to ensure that the bug you experience is not already known.

In particular, any change that would cause a regression in your projects is very important to report (e.g. if something that worked fine in previous 4.0.x releases, but no longer works in 4.0.4 RC 1).


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