How to save a highlight from Overwatch?

There is a built-in functionality to save and export your highlights from the Overwatch client:

  • The game will continue to automatically generate highlights for you based on your recent gameplay. These auto-generated highlights—now categorized as “Today’s Top 5”—will be surfaced on a daily basis and persist for a full 24 hours (or until the game client is patched, whichever happens first).
  • Players can now generate their own highlights! The ability to capture 12 seconds of your own gameplay has been added to the game, and can be bound to a single button of your choice (or a button per highlight slot) in the Options menu under “Request Highlight.” These player-generated highlights will be saved under a new section called “Recently Captured” and will persist until the game client is patched. Players can have up to 36 recently-captured highlights stored at one time.
  • With the above, players can now record any of their “Top 5” or “Recently Captured” highlights, exporting them as a video file to their gaming platform’s designated media library (on console) or directory (on PC). On PC, players will also have the option to select the quality at which these highlights are exported, supporting up to 4K for Windows 8 or higher operating systems, and up to 1080p on Windows 7.

You can also use third-party applications. Here we listed the most popular solutions.

PC

NVIDIA Shadowplay

Navigate to “Preferences” in GeForce Experience client and find there “ShadowPlay” button, click it. If needed provide keys for capturing you gaming process. There are default settings: ALT + F10 will save your last five minutes if gameplay. ALT + F9 switches capturing, press it when you want to record a highlight.

AMD Gaming Evolved

In your AMD Gaming Evolved program look for the Gear Settings, where you can customize videos’ quality. The length of the video you can set in the General section. To record a video just press CTRL+ – it will start recording immediately.

Windows 10 DVR

When you want to capture a video press Win. key + G, you will see the record icon, press it to start capturing. If you want to stop capturing do steps above again.

Other options (might be paid)

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Consoles

Fortunately both popular console platform have convenient ways to record and share your gameplay. You do not need to install them because they are in the default kit.

PlayStation 4:

When using DualShock 4 just make a double-press on the Share button. It will toggle video capturing. After that press it again to stop recording.

Xbox One:

In your DVR app find on option to “start a new clip”. It will start recording for five minutes. In case you want to stop earlier press “end clip now”.

Imagination

Sit comfortably and try to concentrate on your highlight. Memorize the overall picture, team setups, pay attention to small details. After than you will be able to share your highlights with friends using words (general guide here) or visual tools such as drawings.

Video camera recording

Please don’t do that.

After saving

When you have your video saved, you can transfer it to one of the video hostings. I recomend Gfycat due to it’s ease of use and convenience of watching. Just press the “upload” button in the bottom right corner. After that feel free to post your videos to our site (link for upload).