Figure out: How to Record Overwatch Gameplay

It is known that Overwatch is an online shooter game that assigns players into two teams of six to have a match. Both teams need to protect their own control points. As a gameplay enthusiast, you may want to record Overwatch gameplay to show your performance during the game. Apart from saving the video to analyze your footage, recording can also be useful if you want to share a tutorial video on Twitch. Under these conditions, using a screen recorder to capture Overwatch not only improves your gameplay skill, but also potentially makes you famous in the game field. So, don't hesitate. Just try to use the following tools to record Overwatch.

Part 1. How to Record Overwatch Gameplay with Joyoshare Screen Recorder

Joyoshare Screen Recorder is good at capturing screen with audio and outputting the video with high quality. It is easy for you to use it to capture Overwatch on your Mac or Windows computer. It supports to export recording in various formats, such as 4K Video, MP4, HEVC Video, WMV, AVI, MPEG, DV, MOV, OGV, M4V, WebM, etc. You can save the recording on any compatible devices, like iPhone, iPad, HTC 10, Snoy Xperia XZ, PSP, Xbox 360, Samsung TV, and so on.

It allows you to record Overwatch gameplay with a full screen or selected screen. You can record all actions on your desktop with or without audio. It can highlight the cursor and the clicks. You can also utilize it to add a watermark on your recordings. Scheduling recording time and setting shortcut keys are available. Besides, as a professional gameplay recorder this program can help you reset the codec, resolution, frame rate, bit rate, and quality of the video.

Key Features of Joyoshare Screen Recorder:

Record all activities on the screen with high quality

Convert gameplay video to MOV, MP4, 4K Video, AVI, etc.

Grab voice from the system and microphone

Capture screen with full screen or partial screen

  • Step 1Run Overwatch and Joyoshare Gameplay Recorder

    Open Overwatch on your computer. Then get the screen recorder working. Next, select "Record video and audio" mode by clicking the camera icon beside the "REC".

    run joyoshare screen recorder
  • Step 2Step 2. Personalize the recording setting

    After confirming the recording mode, tap the gear icon at the low right corner. You will see a new small tab, including "Basic record options", "Record time options" and "Cursor options". In this window, you can change the saving format and shortcut keys. Also, you can set the start time and stop time to record Overwatch. Add a watermark to prevent pirating without permission. It is doable to show or hide the cursor.

    confirm preference settings
  • Step 3Adjust recording area and audio

    Tap the "+" icon to select the area to record. You can adjust the capture area by dragging the frame, inputting value, and selecting the presetting resolution from the drop-down list. Then, you can choose to enable or disable the audio from the system and microphone, depending on your requirements.

    adjust recording area
  • Step 4Start to record Overwatch gameplay

    Everything is done. Press the "REC" button to capture Overwatch. It will start the recording after the 3-second countdown. During the process, you can trim and skip any disliked parts. Click the "Stop" button to finish the recording. Then you can rename, trim, and preview the video.

    start to capture overwatch gameplay

Part 2. How to Record Overwatch Gameplay with ShowMore

If you are not fond of downloading software on your computer, you can try to use ShowMore, an online screen recorder. With this tool, you can easily record Overwatch. In addition, ShowMore offers cloud storage space for you to store all the videos. You can directly share the videos on various social media platforms. It has an editing function, which allows you to draw and add shapes to the video. It can grab the system as well as the microphone voice.


Step 1: Launch Overwatch. Open a browser and visit ShowMore's official website. Click "Start Recording". Then a pop-up window will show up and ask "Do you want to allow this app to make changes on your device?". Select "Yes";

Step 2: Allow to open ShowMore Online Launcher. Next, you will see a red square frame appearing on your screen. You can drag it to adjust the recording area. Select to whether record audio from the system and microphone or not by tapping the microphone icon on the toolbar;

Step 3: You can customize the recording setting on the "Option" window;

Step 4: Click the "Record" button to start recording Overwatch. Once you finish the recording, you can choose to save the video to local or ShowMore.

Note: You need to sign up to save the video and the output formats are limited. Besides, the recording video will be added to ShowMore watermark.

Part 3. Comparison

The above shows you two kinds of screen recorders. One is a desktop screen recording software while the other is an online screen capture. To let you learn the differences between them more clearly, we list a table below:

Joyoshare Screen Recorder ShowMore
Online or offline Offline Online
Take snapshots Yes No
Custom hotkeys Yes Yes
Microphone recording Yes Yes
Separately record video and  audio Yes No
Hide cursor Yes No
Support almost all formats Yes Limited
Customize capture area Yes Yes
Change resolutions Yes No


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