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MoPub Unity SDK

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To get started visit our Unity Integration Guide and find additional help documentation on our developer help site.

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New in This Version (5.18.0 - August 4, 2021)

Please view the MoPub Unity SDK changelog, MoPub Android SDK changelog, and MoPub iOS SDK changelog for a complete list of additions, fixes, and enhancements across releases and platforms.

  • Features

    • The MoPub Unity Plugin now includes version 5.18.0 of the MoPub Android and iOS SDKs.
    • Completely new sample app (see below), rebuilt from the ground up, with a focus on usability, cross-platform consistency, and showcasing the MoPub API.
    • Added validation to prevent duplicate ad unit ids.
  • Bug Fixes

    • Removed size 468x60 constant due to inconsistent behavior.

New Sample App

The new MoPub Unity sample app is the MoPubSample scene under unity-sample-app/Assets/MoPub/Sample/; the previous app has been moved into a Legacy/ directory in the same location and can still be used as well.

The scene can be ran within the Unity Editor with simulated ad lifecycle events, or deployed to an Android or iOS device to run with real ads.

sample app demo

Sample App Troubleshooting

The MoPub Unity sample app is for demonstration, testing, and troubleshooting purposes only. If it causes any compilation issues, the unity-sample-app/Assets/MoPub/Sample/ directory can be safely removed, or the following can be done to address them:

  • Ensuring TextMesh Pro 2.1.6 is installed (via the Unity Package Manager)
  • Ensuring DELIGHT_MODULE_TEXTMESHPRO is present in the Scripting Define Symbols (via Project Settings > Player > Other Settings)
  • Removing TextMeshPro as a Module from unity-sample-app/Assets/MoPub/Sample/Content/Config.txt, letting Unity compile, then re-adding it
  • Ensuring UI/Default is listed under Always Included Shaders (via Project Settings > Graphics > Built-in Shader Settings)

If none of these address the problem, the MoPubSample scene and AppIcons, Content and Delight directories under unity-sample-app/Assets/MoPub/Sample can be safely removed to unblock using the legacy sample app.

Upgrading to SDK 5.16

Starting from version 5.16.0 the minimum supported Gradle Tools version is 3.4.3.

Upgrading to SDK 5.14

After upgrading to the 5.14.1 Plugin, use the Migrate button in the SDK Manager dialog to remove the Android SDK, as this dependency is now managed by the External Dependency Manager. The removed components are:

  • mopub-sdk-base.aar
  • mopub-sdk-banner.aar
  • mopub-sdk-fullscreen.aar
  • mopub-sdk-native-static.aar
  • mopub-volley-2.0.0.jar

Also, starting from version 5.14.1 the minimum supported Gradle Tools version is 3.4.0.

Additional Requirements for Unity 2020+

To prevent issues with your MoPub integration on Android, please ensure your Unity 2020 application has the following gradle properties:


If you have further issues, ensure multidex has been enabled as well.

For more details on the above, please refer to the following documentation:

Upgrading to SDK 5.13

After upgrading to the 5.13 Plugin, use the Migrate button in the SDK Manager dialog to remove the deprecated Android SDK components: mopub-sdk-interstitial.aar and mopub-sdk-rewardedvideo.aar. These have been replaced by mopub-sdk-fullscreen.aar.

Upgrading to SDK 5.8

After upgrading to the 5.8 Plugin, use the Migrate button in the SDK Manager dialog to remove the old .jar files for the Android SDK components. These are now included as .aar files, located one directory up in Assets/MoPub/Plugins/Android.

Starting in the 5.8 Plugin you can use the new MoPubManager prefab to set up the SDK initialization and GDPR consent status management in the Unity editor. Drag the prefab into your project's starting scene and then customize the fields the same way you would have filled in a MoPub.SdkConfiguration object in code. By default, the prefab will call MoPub.SdkInitialize in its Start() method. Therefore, you can delete this call from your own code. You can disable that automatic call if you need to control the time of the call time, by clearing the Auto Initialize on Start checkbox. In that case, you can still configure using the prefab, and access the resulting MoPub.SdkConfiguration object via the MoPubManager.Instance.SdkConfiguration property. Just call MoPub.SdkInitialize() with that value at the time of your choosing.

If you need to run custom runtime logic to add or edit the contents of the SdkConfiguration object before it is passed to MoPub.SdkInitialize(), you can add a script to the prefab that implements the OnSdkConfiguration(SdkConfiguration config) method. This function will be called via BroadcastMessage when the SdkConfiguration property is accessed, and you can edit the config object in place.

The latest versions of all of the supported networks' Unity adapters come with a NetworkConfiguration script that adds further UI to the MoPubManager prefab for setting network options (both adapter network config values and global mediation settings). The inspector panel for the MoPubManager script has a drop down menu that lists available scripts to add to the prefab. (If you don't see one of the networks in the menu, you may need to update to the latest unitypackage -- use the SDK Manager to do this.) Each field of one of these scripts has an enable/disable checkbox that activates the field for entering a value. Note that values entered here take precedence over the same value that might come from the MoPub dashboard, so only activate the fields which are not available via the dashboard, or which are never changed, or which you want to override for testing purposes.

To support testing, the MoPubManager prefab comes with two MoPubManager scripts, one on the root game object and one on a child object. The root script is for production use, and the child object script is for QA/testing builds. This one is disabled by default. If you enable it, then it overrides the configuration of the prod script when the app is run. There is a button on the inspector for the test manager that copies settings from the prod manager, to save time getting started.

The MoPubManager prefab has UnityEvent fields you can use to hook into each of the SDK events, rather than using the underlying C# events directly via code. This supports using the editor to set up your callbacks.

The MoPubConsent script on the prefab manages the GDPR consent status and dialog. If the Auto Show Consent Dialog checkbox is enabled, the script will automatically load and show the GDPR consent dialog, so you don't need code to set up that logic anymore. (This only works with the stock MoPub consent dialog.) It also contains a field for setting the Location Awareness Usage string that normally has to go in the Xcode project's info.plist file for iOS builds.

Upgrading to SDK 5.6

Starting in MoPub Unity Plugin 5.6, the MoPub iOS SDK is no longer included as a bundled framework and is instead specified as a dependency via podspecs. Upgrading from previous versions will leave the previously bundled iOS SDK framework, which needs to be removed to avoid collisions with the podspec dependency.

To address this, please delete the following directory from your project prior to building for iOS with the MoPub Unity Plugin 5.6: Assets/MoPub/Plugins/iOS/MoPubSDKFramework.framework.

Upgrading to SDK 5.4

Starting in MoPub Unity Plugin 5.4, the SDK Manager (opened via the previously-beta MoPub menu) automatically detects if there are directories or files in the legacy plugin structure, and displays a Migrate button. NOTE: Performing the migration is optional as it simply organizes all MoPub code within the same directory, and doing it (or not) should not have any adverse effect.

for more details, see

Upgrading to SDK 5.0

Please see the Getting Started Guide for instructions on upgrading from SDK 4.X to SDK 5.0.

For GDPR-specific upgrading instructions, also see the GDPR Integration Guide.

Developing on the MoPub Unity Plugin

Cloning the project

git clone
git submodule init
git submodule update

Repository structure

  • mopub-android-sdk/ - Git submodule of the MoPub Android SDK
  • mopub-android-sdk-unity/ - Android wrapper, contains a project that adds Unity-specific files to the Android SDK
  • mopub-ios-sdk/ - Git submodule of the MoPub iOS SDK
  • unity-sample-app/Assets/MoPub/Plugins/iOS - iOS wrapper code to interface with the iOS SDK
  • unity-sample-app/ - Contains MoPub Unity Plugin sample project and MoPub developer environment
  • mopub-unity-plugin/ - Where the Unity packages are exported after running ./


Before you can build the plugin per the instructions below, you must do the following:

  • Place any third-party SDKs and dependencies in their corresponding directories, per README files in:
    • mopub-android-sdk-unity/libs/ - Android wrapper dependencies
    • unity/MoPubUnityPlugin/Assets/Plugins/Android/ - Android plugin dependencies
    • iOS loads dependencies at runtime, so there's no need to add them prior to building
  • Set up the Unity IDE:
    • Make sure you are logged in to your Unity account
    • Open the Unity Plugin project (under the unity/ directory), open Build Settings and Switch Platform to either Android or iOS
    • Close the Unity IDE

How do I build?

NOTE: Building is only needed for development of the MoPub Unity SDK; for MoPub SDK integration, please see our Unity Integration Guide guide.

Simply run ./scripts/ (make sure the Unity IDE is not running), which builds the Android wrapper, copies it to the sample project, and then exports a unity package with everything needed for a successful MoPub integration.

Exporting the unity package can also be done manually, by opening the unity/ project in Unity, right-clicking the Assets/ folder and chosing Export Package....

How do I run the sample unity project and test?

After building per instructions above, open the unity-sample-app/ project in Unity, click File > Build Settings..., select iOS or Android, click Build and Run.


The MoPub SDK License can be found at

Open Measurement License

We have partnered with the IAB to provide Viewability measurement via the Open Measurement SDK as of version 5.14.0. To view the full license, visit