ShadowPlay Highlights Tutorial

GeForce Experience, Guides

Overview

ShadowPlay Highlights automatically captures gamers’ greatest gaming achievements in video and screenshot. It enables game developers to define key highlights in the game such as boss fights or killing sprees and use NVIDIA’s ShadowPlay technology to automatically capture videos and screenshots of the highlights for gamers to then share with their friends using GeForce Experience’s in-game overlay. This means more viral videos and screenshots of your game shared on Facebook, YouTube, Google Photos, Imgur, or Weibo.

Step by Step Tutorial

  1. When you launch the game you will encounter a message like the one below. Select yes.
  2. If the prompt doesn't appear:

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

    Note: In PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds you will first need to go to the in-game Settings menu, and select “NVIDIA ShadowPlay Highlights” under the “Highlights Auto Capture” option. Following that, start to play a match and you will be presented with the prompt shown above.

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

  3. As you play the match, specific game events will trigger a highlight - for example, double kill, triple kill, etc. After these events occur, you will see a notification on the top right corner of your screen notifying you that the highlight has been saved as seen below.
  4. After the game is over, you can access all your highlights in the post game lobby by clicking on the new highlights button (note: if you did not get any highlights, you will not see the button).
  5. Clicking on the new highlights button opens up the GFE overlay highlights display where you can view, trim, save, and upload your highlights.
  6. To access your highlights from previous games, you can even go to the main lobby, click on profile, then the match history tab which will allow you to navigate through your past matches and see all the highlights you had by clicking on the Highlights button as seen below. (note the name shadow reel MAY change in the future).
  7. Additional Setup

    To access additional settings around required disk space, press Alt+Z -> Settings wheel cog -> Highlights, and set it to your preference. You can also choose to enable or disable highlight notifications by going to the same settings menu -> notifications and enabling or disabling highlight notifications there.

    Each game can have specific highlight preference. Navigate to the home page on GeForce Experience, click on a game’s detail button, and on the top right corner you will see a highlight icon. Press on this icon to customize the specific game events you want to be captured as highlights.

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