What is a .UKX File And How To Open It – Epic Games (Visual Guide)

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Have you came across a file with the .ukx extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .ukx file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .UKX file?

The .UKX file extension comes from Unreal Animation Package. The creator of this file extension is Epic Games. The format of this file is binary, and it is a game related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .ukx file on 1 platform.

How to open a .UKX file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .UKX file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .UKX file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .ukx file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Unreal Tournament Package Tool software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Epic Games UnrealEd, Dragon UnPACKer and Unreal Tournament Package Tool software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .UKX file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Unreal Tournament Package Tool software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .UKX file?

If you cannot open the .UKX file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .UKX file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ulaw – Raw u-Law Audio File, .uld – DIAL, .ulf – Universal List File, .ulp – Autodesk, .uls – Microsoft. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .UKX file with the Unreal Tournament Package Tool, Epic Games UnrealEd, Dragon UnPACKer programs on Windows.