UpdateScript - Amazon GameLift


Updates Realtime script metadata and content.

To update script metadata, specify the script ID and provide updated name and/or version values.

To update script content, provide an updated zip file by pointing to either a local file or an Amazon S3 bucket location. You can use either method regardless of how the original script was uploaded. Use the Version parameter to track updates to the script.

If the call is successful, the updated metadata is stored in the script record and a revised script is uploaded to the Amazon GameLift service. Once the script is updated and acquired by a fleet instance, the new version is used for all new game sessions.

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Request Syntax

{ "Name": "string", "ScriptId": "string", "StorageLocation": { "Bucket": "string", "Key": "string", "ObjectVersion": "string", "RoleArn": "string" }, "Version": "string", "ZipFile": blob }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


In the following list, the required parameters are described first.


A unique identifier for the Realtime script to update. You can use either the script ID or ARN value.

Type: String

Pattern: ^script-\S+|^arn:.*:script\/script-\S+

Required: Yes


A descriptive label that is associated with a script. Script names don't need to be unique.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 1024.

Required: No


The location of the Amazon S3 bucket where a zipped file containing your Realtime scripts is stored. The storage location must specify the Amazon S3 bucket name, the zip file name (the "key"), and a role ARN that allows Amazon GameLift to access the Amazon S3 storage location. The S3 bucket must be in the same Region where you want to create a new script. By default, Amazon GameLift uploads the latest version of the zip file; if you have S3 object versioning turned on, you can use the ObjectVersion parameter to specify an earlier version.

Type: S3Location object

Required: No


Version information associated with a build or script. Version strings don't need to be unique.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 1024.

Required: No


A data object containing your Realtime scripts and dependencies as a zip file. The zip file can have one or multiple files. Maximum size of a zip file is 5 MB.

When using the AWS CLI tool to create a script, this parameter is set to the zip file name. It must be prepended with the string "fileb://" to indicate that the file data is a binary object. For example: --zip-file fileb://myRealtimeScript.zip.

Type: Base64-encoded binary data object

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 5000000.

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "Script": { "CreationTime": number, "Name": "string", "ScriptArn": "string", "ScriptId": "string", "SizeOnDisk": number, "StorageLocation": { "Bucket": "string", "Key": "string", "ObjectVersion": "string", "RoleArn": "string" }, "Version": "string" } }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


The newly created script record with a unique script ID. The new script's storage location reflects an Amazon S3 location: (1) If the script was uploaded from an S3 bucket under your account, the storage location reflects the information that was provided in the CreateScript request; (2) If the script file was uploaded from a local zip file, the storage location reflects an S3 location controls by the Amazon GameLift service.

Type: Script object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


The service encountered an unrecoverable internal failure while processing the request. Clients can retry such requests immediately or after a waiting period.

HTTP Status Code: 500


One or more parameter values in the request are invalid. Correct the invalid parameter values before retrying.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The requested resources was not found. The resource was either not created yet or deleted.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The client failed authentication. Clients should not retry such requests.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Update a script from a local zip file

This example updates the Realtime script with a zip file that is stored locally.

Sample Request

{ "ScriptId": "script-1111aaaa-22bb-33cc-44dd-5555eeee66ff", "Version": "1.0.2", "ZipFile": <zip file data> } CLI syntax: aws gamelift update-script --script-id "script-1111aaaa-22bb-33cc-44dd-5555eeee66ff" --script-version "1.0.2" --zip-file fileb://myrealtime_script.zip

Sample Response

{ "Script": { "CreationTime": 1496708916.18, "Name": "My_Realtime_Script_1", "ScriptArn": "arn:aws:gamelift:us-west-2::script/script-1111aaaa-22bb-33cc-44dd-5555eeee66ff", "ScriptId": "script-1111aaaa-22bb-33cc-44dd-5555eeee66ff", "SizeOnDisk": 10000, "StorageLocation": { "Bucket": "prod-gamescale-scripts-us-west-2", "Key": "123456789012/script-1111aaaa-22bb-33cc-44dd-5555eeee66ff" }, "Version": "1.0.2" } }

Update a script with a file in Amazon S3

This example updates the Realtime server script with a zip file that is stored in an S3 account.

Sample Request

{ "ScriptId": "script-1111aaaa-22bb-33cc-44dd-5555eeee66ff", "Version": "1.0.2", "StorageLocation": { "Bucket": "my_realtime_script_files", "Key": "myRealtimeScript.zip", "RoleArn": "arn:aws:iam::111122223333:role/GameLiftAccess" } } CLI syntax: aws gamelift create-script --script-id "script-1111aaaa-22bb-33cc-44dd-5555eeee66ff" --script-version "1.0.2" --storage-location "Bucket=my_realtime_script_files, Key=myRealtimeScript.zip, RoleArn=arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/GameLiftAccess"

Sample Response

{ "Script": { "CreationTime": 1496708916.18, "Name": "My_Realtime_Script_1", "ScriptArn": "arn:aws:gamelift:us-west-2::script/script-1111aaaa-22bb-33cc-44dd-5555eeee66ff", "ScriptId": "script-1111aaaa-22bb-33cc-44dd-5555eeee66ff", "SizeOnDisk": 0, "StorageLocation": { "Bucket": "my_realtime_script_files", "Key": "myRealtimeScript.zip" "RoleArn": "arn:aws:iam::111122223333:role/GameLiftAccess" "ObjectVersion": null }, "Version": "1.0.2" } }

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: