SyncVars

SyncVars are variables of scripts that inherit from NetworkBehaviour, which are synchronized from the server to clients. When a GameObject is spawned, or a new player joins a game in progress, they are sent the latest state of all SyncVars on networked objects that are visible to them. Use the SyncVar custom attribute to specify which variables in your script you want to synchronize, like this:

class Player : NetworkBehaviour
{
    [SyncVar]
    int health;

    public void TakeDamage(int amount)
    {
        if (!isServer)
            return;

        health -= amount;
    }
}

The state of SyncVars is applied to GameObjects on clients before OnStartClient() is called, so the state of the object is always up-to-date inside OnStartClient().

SyncVars can be basic types such as integers, strings and floats. They can also be Unity types such as Vector3 and user-defined structs, but updates for struct SyncVars are sent as monolithic updates, not incremental changes if fields within a struct change. You can have up to 32 SyncVars on a single NetworkBehaviour script, including SyncLists (see next section, below).

The server automatically sends SyncVar updates when the value of a SyncVar changes, so you do not need to track when they change or send information about the changes yourself.

SyncVar Hooks

The SyncVar hook attribute can be used to specify a method to be called when the SyncVar changes value on the client.