Overwatch: Blizzard working on a way to allow players to save and export highlights

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 09:11 GMT

Highlights are fun to look at after a night of playing Overwatch, but they vanish as soon as you close the game.

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Overwatch: Blizzard working on a way to allow players to save and export highlights

Overwatch automatically saves short clips, called highlights, at the end of each game. You can only have up to five of these, and you can’t share them outside the game unless you use third-party software.

This isn’t too much of an issue on consoles, thanks to their built-in streaming and sharing tech – or really for a lot of PC players who rely on tools like Nvidia’s ShadowPlay or the Xbox App’s recording function on Windows 10. It is, however, less convenient than it could be.

Ideally, you’d be able to save these clips for later. Better yet, you should be able to share or export them them right from the game. They’re mostly a few seconds long and will work well on Facebook or Twitter. Blizzard agrees, and it’s working on making this happen.

“Our hope (and what we’re working toward) is to allow players to save highlights or export them to a video format someday,” game director Jeff Kaplan said on Overwatch’s official forums.

Though far from a firm plan, we at least know this is something in the works. Until then, you can rely on the various capture programmes available to export them.

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