difference between GameObject.FindGameObjectWithTag(Tag tag) and GameObject.FindWithTag(Tag tag)

i’ve been wondering what the difference between these 2 is. I’ve seen them both appear and they seem to do exactly the same. The best explaination i could come up with is that the code got rewritten and they didn’t remove the old function. Also there is no information whatsoever on GameObject.FindGameObjectWithTag(Tag tag) in the referece manual.

they both do exactly the same thing.

I ran a performance test, 1000 cubes, one of them had the “Player” tag and ran the following code.

public class FindPerformanceTask : MonoBehaviour {

	// Use this for initialization
	void RunTest () {
		System.Diagnostics.Stopwatch stopWatch = new System.Diagnostics.Stopwatch();
		for (int i = 0; i < 1000000; i++) {
			GameObject player = GameObject.FindGameObjectWithTag("Player");

	void Update()


The Science is in! Both perform the same.


Finds a list of objects.

The other finds only one and returns it.