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How to Record Overwatch Highlights on PC: Detailed

Check this guide and you will know how to record Overwatch highlights on PC with built-in or third-party tools.

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You can capture Overwatch highlights on your computer by using the built-in feature in Overwatch or a third-party game recorder like Xbox Game Bar (for Windows 10 and later) or GeForce Experience (for computers using GeForce GPUs).

When you play Overwatch on your computer, there are bound to be some amazing moments you want to capture for replay. Fortunately, capturing these highlight moments is not a difficult task, as Overwatch provides a built-in feature for that purpose, and there are also third-party game recorders available to assist you. If you want to learn how to record Overwatch highlights on PC, check out this guide for detailed steps.

How to Record Highlights on Overwatch Directly

Tool: The Overwatch app

Overwatch itself has a built-in highlight recording feature. It not only helps to automatically record the top 5 highlights of the day but also provides hotkeys for you to manually capture highlights while playing. Once you’ve captured the highlights, you can save them to your computer and access them in your computer’s storage. If you prefer to record Overwatch highlights on a PC without using any additional apps, you can rely on the native feature within Overwatch itself.

To record a highlight on Overwatch:

Step 1. Launch Overwatch and head to Controls > Miscellaneous to find the hotkey.

Step 2. When you are in the game, press the hotkey, such as F2, F3, or F4 to manually clip the last 12 seconds.

To save Overwatch highlights:

Step 1. After you play the game, go to History > Highlights.

Step 2. Go to the Recently Captured section to find the clips you manually captured.

Step 3. Find the highlight you want to save, right-click it, and choose Record.

Step 4. Click the Settings icon to set the output video resolution, quality, and other options.

Step 5. Name the recording and click Record.

To find your saved Overwatch highlights:

Step 1. Open File Explorer on your computer.

Step 2. Head to This PC (or your computer’s name) > Documents > Overwatch > Videos > Overwatch to find the downloaded highlights.

How to Record Overwatch Highlights on PC for Free

Tool: Xbox Game Bar

There is an easier way to capture Overwatch highlights on your PC, which is to use the built-in Xbox Game Bar recorder on Windows 10 or later. It not only helps to record Overwatch games but also allows you to record past gameplay to capture highlights. Besides, unlike Overwatch which can only clip the last 12 seconds, Xbox Game Bar works to record the last 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, or 10 minutes, depending on your settings.

To record highlights on Overwatch on PC:

Step 1. Go to Start > Settings > Gaming > Captures.

Step 2. Toggle on Background Recording and set the highlight duration.

Step 3. Customize the video quality and other options.

Step 4. Go to Xbox Game Bar (Windows + G) > Settings > Widget to select audio to record.

Step 5. When you are playing Overwatch, press Windows + Alt + G to record the past gameplay easily.

Step 6. Go to Xbox Game Bar > Gallery to check the game clip.

Xbox Game Bar Record Previous Play

How to Record an Overwatch Highlight in High Quality

Tool: GeForce Experience

If you happen to use a GeForce GPU on your computer, there is another native game recorder for you to freely record Overwatch games, which is GeForce Experience. This software is available for computers that use GeForce GPUs. With its Instant Replay feature, you will be able to clip the last 15 seconds to 20 minutes on Overwatch. Most importantly, GeForce Experience helps to record videos up to 8K HDR at 30fps or up to 4K HDR at 60fps. If you want to record high-quality game clips, it’s a suitable choice. (You can check the guide on how to record Overwatch with ShadowPlay for more details.)

To record an Overwatch highlight:

Step 1. Open GeForce Experience on your PC and sign in.

Step 2. Go to Overwatch and press Alt + Z to open the GeForce Experience overlay.

Step 3. Click Settings > Video Capture to customize the recording settings.

Step 4. Click Instant Replay and choose Turn on.

Step 5. When you need to clip gameplay, press Alt + F10 to save the past gameplay to your PC.

Step 6. Go to GeForce Experience > Gallery to check the game video.

GeForce Experience - Record Screen

Wrapping Up

Although Overwatch provides a built-in screen recording feature for you to record highlights, it is quite limited. If you want more freedom while recording game clips, using a professional game recorder like Xbox Game Bar or GeForce Experience will be a better choice.

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