With supported games, NVIDIA Highlights automatically captures and saves all the most critical moments through videos, screenshots, and the newly announced GIF format—made available through the newest version of GeForce Experience. With the GIF option selected, you can then upload the files to Facebook, Google Photos, and Weibo in 5 to 15 second clips.
Once you’re finished with a particular gaming session, all you need to do is select the in-game menu to choose which videos, GIFs, and screenshots you’d like to pick, accessible through the GeForce Experience Overlay. While you’re there, it’s just a matter of deciding which site you’d like to share the content through, or whether or not you’d like to save the files to your PC. Plus, storage space for the media is limited by default (though it can be tweaked if you prefer), so your SSD or hard drive won’t get filled up with too much data. You also have complete control over turning NVIDIA Highlights on or off, and what kinds of Highlights you’d like to capture and share, all of which are immediately accessible in-game thanks to the recently improved GeForce Experience Overlay.
With continuing support from game developers, NVIDIA has added an impressive volume of popular games into its ever-growing arsenal, and gamers have recorded over half a billion Highlights to date. The explosively popular Fortnite Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds as well as Tekken 7 are some standout examples in NVIDIA Highlight’s recently added games, among a lot of others. If you’d like to know more about these games, and how NVIDIA Highlights interacts with them, read on below. For an in-depth tutorial on using the technology, check out our official article on GeForce.com.
In addition to NVIDIA Highlights, GeForce Experience unlocks NVIDIA Ansel: a revolutionary tool for taking pro-style screenshots with compatible NVIDIA GPUs in supported games. With NVIDIA Ansel, you can pause your gameplay at will to access the freecam, and then choose from a whole host of capture options, including 360-degree panoramic imaging (for both standard and VR viewing), super resolution Gigapixel, post process filters, and OpenEXR. Once you’re finished, you can then upload your masterpieces directly from GeForce Experience to a special, custom-built website: “Shot With GeForce.” And starting Wednesday, March 21st, Star Wars Battlefront II will officially have NVIDIA Ansel support in its Arcade mode, letting you immortalize the game’s impressive graphics and details.
For decades, fighting game enthusiasts yearned for Tekken titles to release on the PC. And with Tekken 7, they got their wish, and then some. Packed with 37 playable characters—including a bear, a panda, and a wrestler wearing a tiger mask—there’s a dizzying amount of 1v1 online or local matchups to partake in, and an expansive single-player mode. Backing up the vast character choice is a deep fighting system, with 3D space for movement, unique fighting stances, rage attacks, and power crushes.
Enabling NVIDIA Highlights to automatically capture all your victories, defeats, and combos (and a lot of others) in Tekken 7 is a breeze. With the latest version of GeForce Experience and the game installed, make sure the GeForce Experience Overlay is currently enabled in the settings section, and then verify that Highlights is set to run by pressing Alt+Z (or your custom Overlay shortcut). When you start Tekken 7, GeForce Experience will prompt to enable Highlights. Just click “Yes,” and you’re good to go.
Fortnite Battle Royale
Epic Games’ Fortnite has evolved quite a bit since its formative stages in Early Access. Initially, it went live as a four-player co-op PvE game centered on building massive, complex forts through various crafting materials. That mode is still available and quite fun, but it’s the game’s free-to-play Battle Royale mode that’s taken center stage, where it’s you against 99 other players in a hectic fight for first place. As of publishing, Fortnite Battle Royale reached 3.4 million concurrent players, and it’s only getting stronger.
With NVIDIA Highlights enabled, you’ll have all your crack-shot (or downright lucky) kills, amusing deaths, and glorious Victory Royale moments captured and saved for sharing, with each video, screenshot, or GIF just a click away after each match is finished. To get NVIDIA Highlights in Fortnite Battle Royale up and running, verify that GeForce Experience is updated, and double-check that the game’s latest Game Ready Driver is installed. Then, after starting the game, click “Yes” when asked by GeForce Experience to enable the feature. After your match is over, click the Highlights button nestled on the lower right-hand corner of the screen, and you’ll be able to peruse your content, and choose which ones to share on social media, and which ones to save in your gallery.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds goes for a more realistic, larger environment approach to the battle royale genre, complete with loads of gun types, hand-thrown explosives, weapon modifications, and drivable vehicles. And because the maps are so enormous and intricate, if you stick to the stealth approach, it’s feasible to avoid fighting until near the end of a match. Of course, that’s just one play-style. PUBG allows you to choose your path to a wide degree, and if you’d rather test your mettle against others by dropping into the center of the action and going full Rambo, that’s an option too.
With so many different ways to take out the competition, not to mention the opportunity for some murderous motorcycle acrobatics, PUBG is a natural fit for NVIDIA Highlights. Whenever you drop a foe, frag yourself by accident, or manage that incredibly satisfying Winner Winner Chicken Dinner, NVIDIA Highlights will automatically capture the footage, which you can edit and then quickly share. The only things required for getting the Highlights enabled in PUBG is the latest version of the game, Game Ready Driver, and GeForce Experience. After you’ve started PUBG, access the game’s Settings menu, and locate the Video Capture/Highlights Auto Capture section. From there, Click the box to the right and then select “NVIDIA ShadowPlay Highlights.” After that, join a game, and then when you hit the lobby you’ll see a prompt to enable Highlights. Click “Yes,” and that will take care of it. After a match is over, your highlights will be instantly accessible to save to the Gallery or share.
NVIDIA Highlights: More Games And Moments Captured And Shared
Tekken 7, Fortnite Battle Royale, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds are all great companions to NVIDIA Highlights, but there are plenty of other titles in its expanding library too. For example, Dying Light: Bad Blood and Escape from Tarkov are soon to get the NVIDIA Highlights treatment, and other popular games, such as Lawbreakers, Final Fantasy XV, Raiders of the Broken Planet, and Metal Gear Survive already have it. It’s now easier than ever to play your favorite games, and show off your skills and spectacular wins to all your friends as proof of your conquests. Plus, with a GeForce GTX graphics card, you’ll have exclusive NVIDIA technologies, and helpful features in supported titles, such as Game Ready Drivers, Optimal Game Settings, and NVIDIA Ansel, which now supports Star Wars Battlefront II.
* Note: This article was sponsored by NVIDIA.