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How to save highlights on Overwatch

Starting to nail the game feels awesome, but what’s the use if you can’t see your top moments? See how to save highlights on Overwatch and enjoy your triumphs.

Overwatch is part of the Blizzard Universe and having in account their marvelous previous works, such as World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Heroes, we can conclude that you’re having fun for 101% while playing. But when it comes to saving some rad moments of gameplay a lot of questions pop up. Like How to record Overwatch highlights, or How to save Overwatch highlights, or even How to find the location of Overwatch highlights. Fear not my friends! In this article, you’ll find the answers to your questions and even more! Be patient enough and at the end of the article you’ll find 5 Tips from Blizzard to Improve your Overwatch! 

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Highlights in Overwatch 

From the moment the game was launched in 2016 almost every player asked for a way to save highlights in Overwatch. No wonder! It’s a multiplayer game. You always want to share your best moments with the homies. 

In the beginning, you could only view your highlights. For that to happen, you should’ve finished at least one match. The game stored up to five highlights of the most recent gameplay moments. They were saved automatically from up to five matches, but the moment you logged out, they were all lost. Here the massive force of community comments and reviews came to work, very soon an update was released. 

overwatch highlights

After that update, the game continues to collect your highlights and suggest to you the most epic ones. Moreover, the five top highlights will be persistent in the next 24 hours. If you want them to last longer you should download them manually. In this article, you’ll find how to make it possible. 

Plus you have a Recently Captured section for the clips you create manually. Basically you capture the last 13 seconds of your gameplay. You just need to press the key or button bound to “Request Highlight” in the Options Menu. This is how to record Overwatch highlights.

 These highlights will appear in the “Recently Captured” section of the Highlights menu. Players can capture up to 3 highlights per round and can have up to 36 of these highlights stored at a time. They will remain stored until they’re deleted, or the game client is patched.

How to save highlights on overwatch

On PC

Let’s follow step by step, the whole process. After something awesome happens in your gameplay, you can press the capture key (F9) and the game will bookmark and remember that bit of gameplay, saving it into a 12-second clip. Then, you can save and export those moments from the highlights menu in a number of ways. It saves up to 32 highlights “recently captured”. You have the option to record the video in many different ways. For example: if you play on a low-end system that can’t handle high-end graphics settings, you can still output the video at 4K 60fps. Obviously, the higher-res settings you choose, the larger the file will be, but it’s all customizable.

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PlayStation 4 (5)

To begin your recording, double-tap the Share button on the DualShock 4. When the recording of your footage has been finished, tap it once to be taken to the Share menu then. You can upload the video clip you’ve just recorded in the Share menu, or save it if you want to edit it a bit before uploading. 

A tiny note for newbies: press the square button to save the video. If you decide you don’t want to keep the video, press the circle button.

To share your gameplay clip press the SHARE button, and then select [Upload Video Clip]. You can also go to [Capture Gallery] which is in the Dynamic Menu, highlight the video you want to share, and press the SHARE button. Only one video can be uploaded at a time. 

Xbox one 

There are different options here. You can make a clip of your recent gameplay or make a longer clip. We’ll start with the short one. 

First off, go to your console’s Game DVR app. There press the Xbox button and this will lead you to the Guide menu. From the menu, press the X button on your controller to take a short clip of recent gameplay footage. Voila, you have it saved on your console. 

Secondly, let’s try getting that long clip running. Again start from pushing the Xbox button in the guide menu. Press the View button (to the bottom left of the Xbox button) to open additional capture options. Press the A button on a highlighted option to either start a recording, capture a screenshot, or capture the entire DVR buffer directly.

 In another version, you can click “Start a New Clip”. Using this option you will be able to record up to five minutes, but if you want to record any gameplay that has just happened, you will need to select “End Clip Now,” which will then allow you to record the last 30 seconds, 45 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes, or 5 minutes of your gameplay.
To watch your game clips, press the Xbox button on your controller to open the guide, select Broadcast & capture, then select Recent captures. 

How to change the Overwatch Recorded Highlights Save Location

If you already know how to save your badass highlights, but can’t find them afterward, or just have a specific file, for these kinds of things, here is a step by step guide for you.

Let’s start with the easy part. The default location. To find your clips, go to the Documents folder in the PC, the video clips should be saved under ‘Overwatch’. Overwatch highlights are saved in the Documents folder on your PC by default, but you can change the save location by yourself in the following steps:

  1. Start off with closing the game. 
  2. Press the Windows Key.
  3. Type %Documents% and hit enter.
  4. Navigate to \Documents\Overwatch\Settings.
  5. Open the ‘Settings_v0.ini’ file with a text editor (Notepad, etc.).
  6. Find the [MovieExport.1] section. It may need to be manually added to the end of the document.
  7. Add this line under [MovieExport.1], with your custom file location between the quotation marks: VideoPath = ” “.
  8. Save your changes and launch the game.

Stay tuned for more tips and tutorials. Hope you’ll have a blasting game experience! Don’t forget to share your best highlights with us by simply tagging @t.w.i.f.t in Insta story.

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