3 Ways on How to Record Gameplay on Xbox for Sharing

Bella William Bella William Updated on Nov 6 , 2023 Tag:

How to Record Gameplay on Xbox

Video game is an emerging industry and that is the reason why some technology companies like Sony and Microsoft continue to develop a series of game-related products. Xbox, the video gaming console from Microsoft, is a product sought after by many game enthusiasts. For gamers, it’s natural that you want to save some cool moments including a high score, and the satisfaction of the competition winning, and then share to YouTube or other social platforms. This post will give you three ways to record gameplay on Xbox.

Way 1: Using the Built-in Feature of Xbox
Way 2: Using Windows 10 Game Bar
Way 3: Using Third-party Game Recorder [Recommended]

Method 1: Using the built-in function of Xbox

Microsoft has embedded many features with Xbox One like editing, sharing, and recording to make things easier for users. Therefore, without downloading, you can record awesome in-game moments. Here steps will be given on how to record gameplay on Xbox with the built-in function: Game DVR.

1: When you’re playing games with an Xbox controller, simply say “Xbox Record That” to the microphone and your tool will automatically start recording. A clip of 30 seconds video will be saved. More recording intervals of time will be given if you have launched Game DVR, and you can select the proper one from the choices of 30 seconds, 45 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes, or 5 minutes.
2: Press- X to grab the last 30 seconds of gameplay and press- Y to get an image of a screenshot.
3: Users can adjust video length according to their needs from the End Game Clip option.

recording interface of xbox - 3 Ways on How to Record Gameplay on Xbox for Sharing

It’s convenient for you to record gameplay on Xbox with the app’s built-in function, but it still has some disadvantages. Firstly, the app only allows you to capture in-game footage, in other words, if you need to record the menus, you’ll need to use an external capture card to record gameplay on Xbox. Secondly, the length of the recording is limited to 5 minutes. If you want to get rid of the duration limit, you can use third-party game recording software like RecMaster to record without limit.

Method 2: Using Game Bar of Windows 10

Windows 10 allows you to take screenshots, and record gameplay videos without using any third-party software. Before you start recording, you need to enable Game Bar on Windows 10 of your PC.
Click on the Start button -> Settings button -> Gaming option and then click on Game Mode in the side option (make sure that Use Game Mode is enabled) finally, click the Game Bar button and toggle ON the option to allow recording.

After finishing the preparation, let’s start the recording.
Step 1: Press the Windows Logo + G keys on the keyboard of your computer to bring up the Game Bar. Then check the “Yes, this is a game” option.

How to find Game Bar on windows 10

Step 2: Once the Game Bar appears, click the red button to start recording.

Recording interface of Game Bar

Step 3: Press the Windows + G keys to bring back to the Game Bar menu and click the red button again to end the recording.

After step 1, you can also use Hotkeys Win + Alt + R to start and end recording.
Although Game Bar can record gameplay and it’s also friendly to desktop applications or browser tabs, you can’t record two or more resources at the same time. If you need to grab a desktop, file explorer, or multiple programs that are beyond the abilities of Game Bar, you’ll need an expert screen recorder.

Method 3: Using a third-party tool – RecMaster

There are a plethora of screen recorders in the market, paid, open sources, and free. Each of them has its strengths and weaknesses, and here we recommend a comprehensive recording tool – RecMaster. It enables you to capture gameplay like LOL, Overwatch, Minecraft, and any other gameplay saving and footage on Xbox with a high pace of up to 60fps. Moreover, you can add a webcam overlay to your video along the recording process to produce the gameplay video with a picture-in-picture effect. With the microphone and system sound you can record the background music and commentary in your gameplay videos. If you want to schedule recording, you can use the task schedule function to capture your screen in a fixed time.

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After finishing downloading and installation, just do as follows.

Step 1: Open RecMaster

Entering the main interface, you can see multiple modes: Game Mode (Windows Only), Full Screen, Custom Area, Webcam, and Audio Only.

Step 2: Choose Game Mode or Full-Screen Mode

For Windows users, you can choose Game Mode for recording. For Mac users, the mode is temporarily unavailable but you can use the Full Screen mode as an alternative with the same result.

How to Record Xbox Gameplay with RecMaster 1

Step 3: Preview the default

RecMaster offers you many choices of video format, quality, and frame rate. It depends on your preference and demands to select these options. To get a video embedded with your face, you need to turn on the Webcam button. If you want to record your voiceover and system sound, remember to toggle the microphone and system sound buttons on.

Settings interface of RecMaster - 3 Ways on How to Record Gameplay on Xbox for Sharing

Step 4: Start recording

Click the REC button to start recording or use Hotkeys Alt + 1. During the recording, you can put annotations to emphasize some crucial steps by adding arrows, lines…

Step 5: Stop recording

With everything captured, click the Stop button or use Hotkeys Alt + 2 to end this recording. If you don’t want to stop manually, open the Task Schedule icon and set up the fixed task. RecMaster has a bundled editor that enables you to trim unnecessary clips, especially at the beginning and end parts. Now you can share the recorded Xbox video to YouTube instantly.

Know more about game capture: Windows 10 Game Recording Guide

After reading this article, you must have a clear idea about how to record gameplay on Xbox. Choose your favorite way to record the cool moments!

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RecMaster – Record Every Moment on Your Computer Screen

Multiple recording modes make it easy to capture anything on screen.

Record 1080p or even 4K clips at 60fps to maintain the high quality still.

Flexible settings for mouse cursor effects, watermark and annotations.

Preloaded with recording scheduler, video editor. Allow one-click sharing.

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Bella William

Bella William

Filled with curiosity and enthusiasm, I'm interested in the troublesome and unsettled problems related to screen recording. As a movie and music fan, I'm willing to share novelty method and deal any screen recording problem in these fileds from the aspect of professional view.

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