How to Record World of Warcraft Gameplay?

Isabella Garcia Isabella Garcia Updated on Aug 8 , 2021 Tag:

World of Warcraft (WoW) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game released by Blizzard Entertainment. The World of Warcraft game revolves around two fighting factions. These are the Alliance and the Horde. You can see lots of videos about WoW or game tutorials on YouTube and other sites. Many game masters publish their gameplay videos online and share their tips and tricks or show off perfect performance. Do you want to share your achievements like them? This tutorial will show you the best tool to record World of Warcraft gameplay without lag.

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How to record World of Warcraft gameplay with RecMaster?

By using RecMaster, you can share your gameplay videos and audio to YouTube and Google Drive easily. Moreover, this reliable screen recorder enables you to record videos via microphone sound and system sound. This recording software has an easy and clean main interface and rich features. Compared with common open-source screen recorder programs, RecMaster will be your best choice.

Step 1: Choose a recording mode

Free download, install and launch this gameplay recorder on your Windows computer or Mac. Then we choose the Game mode.

RecMaster offers seven recording modes: Full-screen mode, Custom-area mode, game mode, Follow-cursor mode, etc. If you want to know more information about these modes, please click here.

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Step 2: Confirm recording settings

The next step is to launch World of Warcraft. Then you can press the Alt key + Tab key at the same time to refresh the interface. This game recorder will automatically recognize WoW and match it. Before you start recording the World of Warcraft gameplay video, you need to confirm the recording settings. If you want to record your commentary, you can enable the microphone.
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Step 3: Start gameplay capturing

When you’re ready for the recording, you can open the World of Warcraft. There will be a number in the upper left corner of the game page. This number is the current frame rate of the game, which is called FPS(Frame per second).
RecMaster will automatically recognize the current frame rate of the game and display it.

You can press the Alt key +1 to start recording or hit the red REC button on the RecMaster interface. Using shortcut keys can save you a lot of time. If you want to know more about the hotkeys in RecMaster, please click here to jump.


FPS green means the game is captured, but not recorded.
FPS red means it is recording.
FPS yellow means pause the recording.

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Step 4: Pause or stop the recording

During the recording, you can press the Alt key +1 to pause. When you want to end the recording, just press the Alt key +2 to stop. The recorded video will be saved in the recording list automatically. You can play, rename, edit, and delete the recordings.

With RecMaster you can quickly share your videos to YouTube or Google Drive with your friends or other game lovers. If you want to trim your video, or add subtitles to it, etc. Please continue to read the fifth step.

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Step 5: Edit the recorded video

After you click the scissors icon, an editing window will pop up. You can cut the video, delete the unwanted clips, add some subtitles to it, and remove the logo.

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More useful features about recording gameplay videos


Most game enthusiasts like to use shortcut keys because pressing shortcut keys is much faster than finding buttons on the screen and clicking them with the mouse. Using hotkeys in RecMaster can also save you a lot of time and effort. You are allowed to modify the hotkey combination as you like. (Menu>> Settings>> Hotkeys)

Note: If the shortcut keys in the game conflict with the hotkeys in the screen recorder, remember to modify the combination.

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RecMaster enables you to set your own watermark of text or image. By adding a watermark to the recording video, you can easily identify your video without worrying about being stolen by others. If you don’t want the video to be blocked by the watermark, you can choose to record without the watermark. If you don’t want the video to be blocked by the watermark, you can choose to record without the watermark. (Just choose the None button)

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The above introduces how to record World of Warcraft (WoW)  with RecMaster on Windows 11. As an easy-to-use and rich-features screen recorder, RecMaster can help you record World of Warcraft gameplay videos easily. You can set the frame rate, resolution, encoder, and save the video in different formats. Even if you are a starter who is using it for the first time, you can also record a nice video. Let’s try to record a World of Warcraft video and share it with friends or WoW family.

FAQs of recording World of Warcraft

1.Is World of WarCraft free?

World of Warcraft (WoW) is not fully free to play. It has a Starter Edition that you can try to play for free up to level 20. So, to rank up the game, you have to pay and purchase a subscription.

2.Can you play WoW without a subscription?

Yes. If you want to experience WoW for a moment, you can play it without a subscription. Users can play up to level 20, but the gold coin limit is 10g, well above the appropriate gold coins used at level 20.

3. What game engine does WoW use?

World of Warcraft uses Unreal Engine 4. This platform is the most powerful 3D creation that can give users great graphics and a surreal experience.

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Isabella Garcia

Isabella Garcia

Isabella Garcia is an experienced editor for RecMaster, She currently concentrates on writing articles about gameplay recordings and also, How-to guide to regular recordings. Her article aims to provide users with more instructive information.

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