How Do You Record Dota 2? Solved!

Q: "Do you have a way to record Dota 2? Can you show me or give me a way to do that? " -DR.PSYCHO from STEAM

Dota 2 is an online game that allows two teams to have a match. Five members a team to occupy and defend their own separate base on the map. As a gamer of Dota 2, you are possible to have the same question as DR.PSYCHO, who wants to find a way to record Dota 2 and upload the video to YouTube. Then you are lucky to meet this guide. Here we will provide two solutions to help you figure out the problem. With the following methods, you can capture Dota 2 without hard.

Part 1. How to Record Dota 2 Gameplay with Xbox Game Bar

The first way is convenient for users who are using Windows 10 computers. Xbox Game Bar is a built-in screen recorder on Windows 10, which is created by Microsoft. You can use it to record Dota 2 gameplay easily. The below brief guide will show you how to use it:

record dota 2 gameplay with xbox game bar

Step 1: Launch Dota 2 on your PC. Then go back to the desktop and click the "Windows menu" icon at the left bottom corner > look for "Setting" on the menu > choose "Gaming";

Step 2: When you enter the Xbox Game Bar, you will a few options on the left side. If you need to change the shortcut keys, click "Game Bar" on the left;

Step 3: Press the "Windows" and "G" on the keyboard at the same time to call out the Xbox Game Bar main interface. Then a window will pop up. Please select "Yes, this is a game";

Step 4: Start recording Dota 2 gameplay by pressing "Windows + Alt + R". Also, you can directly hit on the "Start" button to begin recording.

Part 2. How to Record Dota 2 Gameplay with Joyoshare Screen Recorder

The second method to capture Dota 2 is using a professional screen recorder - Joyoshare Screen Recorder. You will learn how to operate it as soon as you see it due to its simple interface. It can record all actions on your Windows or Mac screen, like music, movies, live streaming videos, etc. You are not only allowed to record Dota 2, but also LOL, WOW, CSGO, Minecraft, and more other games in high quality.

Besides, you can convert the gameplay videos in various formats, including MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, DV, 4K Video, etc. The output videos can be played on different kinds of devices, like iPhone, Galaxy S8, Apple TV, Huawei Mate10, iPad and so on. What's more, with this comprehensive gameplay recorder, you can fluently record the gameplay without a time limit. There are other additional functions, like set shortcut keys, preset recording time, add watermark, highlight cursor, and so on.

Key Features of Joyoshare Screen Recorder:

Record Dota 2 gameplay smoothly

Grab audio from the system and your microphone

Capture selected screen or full screen

Reset codec, frame rate, bit rate, and resolution

  • Step 1Run Dota 2 and Joyoshare Screen Recorder

    Open Dota 2 and the recording software on your computer. Choose "Record video and audio" mode to record the screen. If you don't want to capture the audio from the system and the microphone, you can tap on the corresponding icon to turn off them.

    run joyoshare screen recorder
  • Step 2Confirm recording settings

    To personalize the recording, please click the "Options" button at the lower right corner. Then you can change the format, saving path, and shortcut keys. If you wish to upload your Dota 2 video on social media, you can click "Web Video" > select "YouTube" or other platforms to convert the video to the compatible format. After selecting the target format, tap on "Ok". Then you can set a schedule to start and stop recording the video. Furthermore, you can highlight the cursor and add an effect on the cursor.

    confirm preference settings
  • Step 3Select recording area

    In this step, you can record Dota 2 in full screen or customize the recording region by tapping "Select Area". Then you are able to adjust the frame to the size that you prefer. Also, it is feasible to input value to change the recording area. What's more, you can select the presetting ratio from the drop-down menu.

    adjust recording area
  • Step 4Start recording Dota 2 gameplay

    Now, you can start to capture Dota 2 by hitting on the red button - "REC". The software will minimize when the recording starts. You can click the "Pause" button to skip the unnecessary parts. If you want to trim the video in clips, you can select the scissors icon on the toolbar. Once you finish the recording, you can press "Stop" and the software will automatically save the video and pops up a new tab with recordings listed.

    start to capture dota 2 gameplay


To sum up, both Dota 2 recorders are good. The above shows you how to utilize them to record Dota 2. If your computer is Windows 10, you can use Xbox Game Bar, which is free. You do not need to download other gameplay recorders. If the operating system of your computer is Mac, Joyoshare Screen Recorder is available for you. It can capture Dota 2 in high quality on Windows and Mac computers. Also, it is helpful to convert recordings to any popular formats, so that you can share the video to different media platforms and devices.


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