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Fixed: How to Record Overwatch Gameplay on PC

By Claire Wilson

November 11, 2019

As a game fan, you must have heard of or played Overwatch which is characterized by its multi-player first-person shooter platform developed by Blizzard Entertainment. However, Overwatch doesn't offer a built-in gameplay recording tool, which might be a pity for many Overwatch players. Then how can Overwatch players record gameplay on PC? Well, it's very easy to do that, but a professional screen recorder like TuneFab Screen Recorder is a necessary tool.


Part 1. Best Game Recorder for Overwatch

For those who plan to make Overwatch tutorials or capture Overwatch gameplay, TuneFab Screen Recorder is the best choice, as this professional recorder is professional in recording, editing and sharing all of your screen activity, as well as webcam, gameplay, live streaming video.

What Can You Do with TuneFab Screen Recorder?

#1. Record Overwatch gameplay with a few easy steps.

#2. Select recording area, either full screen or customized screen, when capturing Overwatch videos.

#3. Make real-time editing on Overwatch gameplay, for example, add text, arrow and outline to the recorded Overwatch gameplay.

#4. Set the advanced settings such as Hotkeys, Mouse, Recording settings to get high-quality Overwatch gameplay with ease.

#5. Save Overwatch gameplay as MP4, WMV, MOV, F4V, AVI and more common formats.

In conclusion, this best gameplay recorder for Overwatch enables users to easily get high-quality Overwatch gameplay on PC. Therefore, before getting started on recording Overwatch on PC, you are supposed to download TuneFab Screen Recorder on your computer by clicking on either "Try It Free" buttons as below.

Part 2. How to Record Overwatch Gameplay on PC

Considering that not all of you have recorded gameplay with TuneFab Screen Recorder before, I hereby show you the step-by-step guide.

Step 1. Go to "Video Recorder" Interface

Launch the gameplay recorder and then choose "Video Recorder" from the four options in the main interface to go to "Video Recorder" interface.

Video Recorder Interface

Step 2. Set Recording Parameters

From the "Video Recorder" interface, you can find four major sections including "DISPLAY1", "Webcam", "System Sound" and "Microphone" and "REC" button. Make sure "DISPLAY1" and "System Sound" are enabled and "Webcam" and "Microphone" are disenabled, and then follow below steps.

#1. Select Recording Area

Click on "v" button in the "DISPLAY1" section and then select "Full screen" or other options from the drop-down list. When choosing "Custom", you can draw the recording area by moving your mouse.

Select Recording Area

#2. Adjust System Audio Volume

On the "System Sound" section, move the slider bar to the right end to turn up the volume or move the slider bar to the left end to turn off the volume.

Adjust System Audio Volume

Note: For those who want to add their own voice into the Overwatch gameplay, you need to enable "Microphone" and move the slider bar in the "Microphone" section to an appropriate location.

#3. Choose Output Format

As this Overwatch gameplay supports up to 7 common video formats, if you want to select one specific video format as the output format, then click on "Setting" icon > "Output" and choose the desired format from the drop-down list of "Video format".

Choose Output Format

Step 3. Start to Record Overwatch Gameplay

Launch Overwatch and log in with your account. When you make good preparation for starting a new round game, click on "REC" button on the right of the "Video Recorder" interface and then start to play Overwatch three seconds later.

Start to Record Overwatch Gameplay

Step 4. Edit Overwatch Gameplay

As mentioned above, TuneFab Screen Recorder enables users to edit Overwatch gameplay in real time. While recording, you can make drawings or add annotations in the gameplay or take screenshot via the real-time drawing panel.

Edit Overwatch Gameplay Recording

Step 5. Save Overwatch Gameplay

When your game is over, simply click on "Stop" icon from the real-time drawing panel. Before saving the Overwatch gameplay, you can preview the gameplay. If you are satisfied with the gameplay, then directly click on "Save" button on the bottom right corner to save Overwatch gameplay to PC, if not, click on "Re-Record" button.

Save Overwatch Gameplay

After that, you can upload, export and share the Overwatch gameplay to social network sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.

Moreover, the latest version of TuneFab Screen Recorder provides "Task Schedule" function which is designed for recording Overwatch gameplay automatically.

How to add a new task schedule?

Step 1: On the main interface, click on "Task Schedule (OFF)" button on the bottom.

Step 2: Click on "+" icon on the center of the "Task schedule" window and then enter the task schedule name into the pop-up window and click on "OK".

Step 3: Set the start time and record length or stop time. At last, click on "OK" to save the settings.

Add A New Task Schedule

Once you add a new task schedule, this gameplay recorder will record Overwatch gameplay automatically, that means what you need to do is to play the Overwatch during the setting time.


In a word, TuneFab Screen Recorder is a necessary tool for recording Overwatch gameplay on PC. Compared with many other free screen recorders, this recorder supports more output formats, automatic recording and real-time editing.

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