Fortnite: Battle Royale Replay System Guide – Release Date, How-to Capture and Share Video, Tools, Tips & Tricks

A gameplay cam and replay system are coming to Fortnite: Battle Royale in the near future. I'm going to go over what we currently know about the system, and will eventually have a guide on how to use it!

It looks like we'll be getting a replay system for Fortnite coming soon. This should open a lot of ability for content creators and your average player to create awesome videos and compilations showing off some funny or awesome situations that come up during games.

This guide is going to continue to evolve as we get more information, so be sure to check back frequently!

Fortnite Replay System Release Date: Unknown

How-to Currently Capture Video in Fortnite

If you're on a PC you can use OBS Studio which is free to use. This is what most streamers use when broadcasting on Twitch and is best for recording complete games. If you just want highlights you can use Nvidia Shadowplay which will automatically record your deaths and kills once enabled!

Fortnite's Upcoming Replay System

There's not a lot of information out, but these couple of screenshots show how it's going to potentially look. These were grabbed from the Unreal Engine promo video at GDC. I recommend checking out this video as it shows a bit of what is possible with the replay system.

This video also shows the replay feature in action, it shows off a lot of the options you'll be able to play with this new system.

Gameplay Cam

The first screenshot is of the Gameplay Cam. Looks you'll be able to scrub through your game, change the speeds, rewind and fast forward. It also looks like it shows which player you are following, so you'll be able to switch to potential other squad mates most likely.

Description in Screenshot: Capture action and share it - Complete with rewind, fast-forward and scrubbing.

Quick run through of the screenshot:

  • At the top you have two options: Gameplay Cam and DroneAttach Cam (camera and shutter icons).
  • Camera Collision - Not sure what this means, could be that when you swing the camera around it won't go through walls if you are focused on a player.
  • Name Plates - You can see the name plates in the screenshot, it shows the names and health/shield status of each player in your squad.
  • Player Outlines - This will likely highlight players so they can be seen through walls.
  • Relevancy Zone - Not sure about this one. Could mean that it only shows players that are in your immediate area.

DroneAttach Cam (Cinematic Cam)

This camera is a bit more fancy and allows you to mess with more style based stuff to put an artistic touch on your in-game videos. I also believe that it is a free camera that you can move around and take cinematic shots with, but I can't confirm this for sure.

Description in Screenshot: Capture game footage with full cinematic camera.

Quick run through of the screenshot:

  • At the top you have two options: Gameplay Cam and DroneAttach Cam (camera and shutter icons).
  • Auto Exposure: Based on my Wikipedia research, it looks like this will automatically set the lighting in the video (brightening things that are dark, etc).
  • Aperture: Controls the depth of field. This allows you to either focus on one thing heavily and blur the background, or opening it up wider will allow for you to have much more in focus.
  • Focal Length: Basically increases the amount of the scene that appears in the video. Lower shows more from a greater distance, and higher shows less at a closer distance.
  • Auto Focus: Pretty self-explanatory, but the camera will auto focus on where ever you place the camera. Your aperture and focal length will have an effect on this.

I don't know a lot about camera/video stuff, so if any of the above sounds wrong let me know in the comments.

Fortnite Replay System Tips & Tricks

Coming soon once we get more official information and are able to play around with this new feature.

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  1. with which program you need to open replays on pc

    1. You can open them in game under your profile area.