How to Record Fortnite on PC

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Fortnite gameplay is fast paced and frantic, and the action can be done in the blink of an eye. If you want to show off or see what happened while you were trying to survive, recording what happens is essential. This tutorial will show you two ways to record Fortnite on PC with Nvidia Shadowplay and Epic's replay feature.

Fortnite is a Battle Royale game that has taken the world by storm. Along with PUBG, the game was thought to be a loser, but once released it became a monumental success generating professional teams, an e-sports league and entertaining many millions of players. The cartoon style and wacky gameplay won't be for everyone, but it's one of the most popular games out there right now.


If you use a recent Nvidia graphics card in your PC and use Nvidia GeForce Experience, you have access to a built-in game recording feature called Nvidia Shadowplay Highlights. It can record any game, but Epic and Nvidia have worked together to make sure Fortnite is definitely one of them.

If you have an Nvidia GTX670 or newer, you should be able to use Nvidia Shadowplay Highlights. You will need to have Nvidia GeForce Experience installed and not just Nvidia drivers. You need to login now for some strange reason but you will need it to register your games.


  1. Open Nvidia GeForce Experience on your PC.
  2. Select Settings and turn on Game Overlay in the center pane.
  3. Check the Settings box that appears in the Game Overlay section.
  4. Select Featured and choose a location for your saves and the amount of disk space you want to allocate to them.
  5. Select Games from the menu on the right of the Nvidia GeForce Experience window.
  6. Select Fortnite from the games list and select Featured at the top right of the window.
  7. Select the type of registration you want to make, Wins, Deaths and so on.
  8. Select Done and close Nvidia GeForce Experience.

Now that it has been configured, Nvidia Shadowplay Highlights will record all gameplay that matches that specified in step 7. Go to the save location set in step 4 to watch them.

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If you don't use an Nvidia graphics card or don't want to use Nvidia Shadowplay Highlights, there is another way to record Fortnite on your PC. Not long ago, Epic added a replay feature to the game that automatically records your games.

This feature does not store the replay on your PC, it adds a link as a URL to the gameplay server record and allows you to access it. This means that you don't use huge amounts of disk space every time you play.

Here's how to use it:

  1. Open Fortnite and log into Career.
  2. Select Replay and select a game you want to watch.
  3. Select the camera icon at the bottom of the screen to control playback.

There are a ton of tools inside that camera icon that control the playback speed, the view and angle of the camera and all sorts of things. There are also some amazing options like focal length, aperture, focus, and all sorts of tools. Apparently, these were imported from another Epic game, Paragon, and are still in development.

The good thing about Replay Mode is that all of this is stored on Epic servers, so it doesn't cost you anything in terms of resources. Replays are recorded automatically, so you don't have to do anything. The downside is that the videos are deleted when you create new ones and you will need a third party tool to save them for upload to YouTube.

Epic said they are working on download tools, but for now you'll need to use OBS or other screen recording tools to save them. Of course, if you have OBS, you can also use it to record the game if you plan on uploading it.

There are other ways to record Fortnite on PC, but these two are pretty straightforward. If you own an Nvidia card and use GeForce Experience, you already have the tools to record the game. If you have OBS for Twitch or another screen recorder, you can do the same with Fortnite's built-in tools. Remember, if something epic has happened, you need to quickly register it before it gets overwritten by the server!

Do you use any of these methods or something else? Tell us your experience!

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