How To Use ShadowPlay Highlights In PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

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Capture your best moments in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds with GeForce Experience's ShadowPlay Highlights, available now

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) has taken the gaming community by surprise by becoming one of the best-selling releases of 2017, and indeed ever, with 15 million players joining the fray in a short time, and more joining every single week.

Each match in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is guaranteed to provide amazing in-game moments, close calls, and heart breaking top 5 deaths. The very best kills, the most amusing losses, and those elusive chicken dinners deserve to be saved and shared with the world, so at a special NVIDIA event at Gamescom 2017 in Cologne, Germany, the developers of PUBG took to the stage to announce that the world’s most popular multiplayer shooter has been enhanced with ShadowPlay Highlights.

This new NVIDIA technology automatically captures your best PUBG moments. So now, when you get kills, die, win a match, or knockout yourself or your enemies, ShadowPlay Highlights will automatically save a gameplay clip that you can quickly edit before uploading to your favorite sites and services.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is known for delivering intense, fast-paced action, and for not taking things too seriously,” said C.H. Kim, VP & Executive Producer of Bluehole. “Giving our players the ability to automatically capture that fun and easily share it with friends will increase our presence on social media and introduce PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to even more gamers.”

To activate ShadowPlay Highlights in PUBG you’ll need to update to the latest version of PUBG, have the latest version of GeForce Experience, and have a GeForce GTX graphics card.

Launch PUBG, go to the in-game Settings menu, and select “NVIDIA ShadowPlay Highlights” under the “Highlights Auto Capture” option:

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds with GeForce Experience's ShadowPlay Highlights - Enable the in-game option to activate

Once you start your game in the lobby, GeForce Experience will ask if you want to enable ShadowPlay Highlights for PUBG. After you click "Yes" Highlights will automatically be recorded without any further input.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds with GeForce Experience's ShadowPlay Highlights - Say 'Yes' to automatically capture your best PUBG moments

If this prompt doesn't appear:  

  1. Ensure the GeForce Experience In-Game Overlay is enabled in the Settings menu of GeForce Experience
  2. Ensure Highlights is enabled in GeForce Experience by pressing Alt+Z, then going to Settings > Highlights

You can confirm Highlights is enabled by the presence of the following icon in the bottom right corner of the screen once the match has started:

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds with GeForce Experience's ShadowPlay Highlights - Look for the highlighted icon to confirm Highlights is enabled

At the end of the match all your Highlights will be available for you to share. You can select which Highlights to save to your Gallery, or share immediately to Facebook or YouTube.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds with GeForce Experience's ShadowPlay Highlights - Review, edit and share after each PUBG match

GeForce Experience also enables you to customize what’s automatically recorded. Files not saved at this time are stored in a temporary folder (%temp%/Highlights). You can adjust this temporary folder size by by opening up GeForce Experience Overlay (Alt+Z) > Settings > Highlights.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds with GeForce Experience's ShadowPlay Highlights -  Increase the number of Highlights that can be saved by increasing the maximum disk space option in GeForce Experience's settings

You can configure which highlights are recorded by going to the GeForce Experience desktop client. Go to the home tab and click on “Details” under PUBG. On the top right, you’ll see a media icon that enables you to select the different types of Highlights available as well as to disable the feature.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds with GeForce Experience's ShadowPlay Highlights - Turn ShadowPlay Highlights on or off in GeForce Experience, and edit which Highlights are recorded

The integration of ShadowPlay Highlights marks the first step in a collaboration with Bluehole, which will maximize the performance benefits of NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPUs for players of the world's most popular multiplayer shooter.

To jump into the action and capture your own Highlights, head on over to Steam. With any luck you too will win a chicken dinner, and you can prove it to all your friends with the automatically-saved ShadowPlay Highlight.