How to record highlights & gameplay in Overwatch


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How to record gameplay & highlights in Overwatch

In this guide, we’ll show you how you can record your very own gameplay and highlights instantly in Overwatch without any work! We’re going to be using the Overwolf software, with the Replay HUD add-on. It sounds confusing already, but it only takes a minute or two. Some of the features provided with Replay HUD and Overwolf include:

  • Automatic recording & saving of every kill, assist and POTG received in Overwatch.
  • Keyboard overlay can be enabled on top of recorded clips.
  • Save any clip from the past 20 seconds (can be changed) at the push of a button.
  • Receive stats like amount of times a certain key was pressed.

Overall Overwolf is a great tool, and it works for other games such as League of Legends. There is no reason not to get it. When you exit Overwatch, you’ll get a snippet as seen below. You’ll be able to see your mouse presses, key presses and other fun statistics such as actions per minute. You’ll also be given a timeline of all the recorded clips which you can play back. Files are saved as MP4 Format and are around 15MB each.

Game summery including recorded gameplay for Overwatch in Overwolf
Game summary showing stats and recorded footage and gameplay

Get Overwolf

You can get Overwolf from their website. Once you’ve downloaded and installed it, you’ll want to get the Replay HUD app. That’s everything! You can take a look through the app store (most are free).

Some advice would be to make sure that you have Overwolf running before entering a game. That way you can ensure it will record your Overwatch gameplay. Make sure to also mess around with the settings. You can customise hot keys, change download size limit and a lot of other useful things.

For now, Overwolf is as good as it gets. Whilst Blizzard recently introduced their own improved highlight system, this is still better. Files are saved automatically, and there is no cap, where as Overwatch is set to 3 per game.

Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!