League of Legends is an exciting game, and you never really know what is lurking around the corner – you can be in for a surprise at any given moment. Once you have finished up your match of League of Legends, Riot Games has given players the option to download a replay (This wasn’t possible before, but since League player count grew, Riot decided to implement this feature so that players can share their fantastic plays with their friends).
So, if you make an unbelievable move that you want to share with your friends, simply hit that replay button and take it from there. This allows you to capture those fantastic plays you may have made.
It doesn’t matter what type of LoL mode you’re playing – you can push the replay button on ARAM, Normal, or Solo/Duo Queue – there aren’t any limitations here, thankfully. You can save a replay file and play it back whenever you feel the need. You can then send the replay video to a friend, and they can watch your gameplay.
Video Recording Software Can Also be Used
If you have a video recording software, such as Fraps, you can use it throughout the match to record parts of your gameplay.
If you need some help on getting started, we’ve put together this quick guide to teach you how to save replays and, once they’re saved, where you can find them on your PC.
How to save a League of Legends highlight?
By going into your match history (this can be found under the profile section in your LoL account), you can save a highlight.
Also read: Why is LoL Addicting?
Saving a Replay with the Download Button
Saving a match as a replay file isn’t hard at all. All you have to do is click on the “download” button. This button can be found to the right of a game. Once you click on that button, the download will begin. The download will need to start before it turns into a play button, allow you to watch the game through the client.
Finding the Location of Your Saved Replays
Since you have saved the gameplay, you’d surely like to jump in and watch your sweet moves. But first, you will need to know exactly where that file is located.
You can either play it or find it on your computer.
In case you didn’t know, your replays will be saved as .ROFL files by default. You can locate the files by going to your settings menu in the LoL Client.
In order to get to this area, you will need to click on that cog icon, which can be found at the top right of the client. On the left-hand side, click on “Replays.” Once you have done this, you will come across the default folder where both the Replays and Highlights are located. You can either navigate to them or change them to something easier for you to get to – this is entirely up to you.
Other Methods of Recording League of Legends Gameplay
1) Streaming Apps
I don’t think I ever mentioned this, but streaming can be a good form of income if you know what you’re doing and can provide epic content or gameplay footage. If you’re already on your way to making your gaming career profitable, then streaming would be great for you.
You can use applications such as OBS Studio, which will allow you to record your League of Legends gameplay in real-time, so all of your fans can watch you while you play. Also, if you feel comfortable with it, you can use a webcam so that your fans can see your reactions as you’re playing League of Legends.
2) Screen Recording
There are many screen recording applications that you can use, such as Nvidia GeForce Experience – this is a default application you can use if you’re using NVidia’s GPI. This will allow you to record League of Legends, or any other game, in real-time. This means that functions such as the chat function and voice communication will also be displayed in the video.
3) Video Editing Software
One of the best ways to record highlights of your game would be to use video editing software. A screen-recorded video file can be used so that you can display all of the functions you want others to see and cut out the scenes you don’t really care for. What this means is that you can create a nice little compilation of two or more of your greatest plays you had during the game.
Frequently Asked Questions
Replays will last for the length of a patch cycle. What this means is that once you patch up, the replays you have created will expire. For example, let’s say you played a game on 10.1; you will be able to watch that replay until you patch 10.2.
After you have finished playing a match in League of Legends, find that download button located in the upper right of the “End of Game” screen – this is located next to Advanced Details.
You can also locate your replays on your Match History screen. Once you have downloaded the replay file (.rofl), the button will turn into a new “Watch Replay” state. To replay, simply click on that.
Of course there is, so you don’t have to do anything special on your end. All you have to do is start recording, watch that epic play, then click again to make it stop. These video clips are referred to as “Highlights” on League of Legends, and they are in the .webm format.
You can locate the saved highlights on your PC in the following location:
After you have stopped the recording and confirm the highlight was captured, this path will be displayed. From there, you will be able to upload it wherever you would like to share it.
A .webm is an open-sourced video format that can play with HTML5. This means you can drag and drop the files into Chrome and Firefox, and they’ll start playing automatically. Also, the VLC media player does great for playing these videos.
Your in-game chat is kept private – it will not carry over into the gameplay.
No, you will only have the last 20 games available.
You sure can. If you want to download ranked replays, you can grab those from your friends’ profiles from the match history tab.
No. If you have dealt with trolls before, you know what to do. If you see cases of intentional feeding, trolling, or bad behavior, when you’re finished with the game, go ahead and report it as you usually would. From there, the instant feedback system will help you out.
The highlights section under your profile is where you can view, rename, and delete the highlights you recorded with the LoL client.
The hotkeys you will want to remember are:
- 1,2,3,4,5 or Q, W, E, R, T keys will move between different champions.
- CTRL+V starts and stops the recording of your highlight.
- Pushing 1,2,3,4,5 or Q, W, E, R, T twice will lock the camera on that champ.
When you have locked the camera on a specific champion, you will notice that the marks on the timeline for their kills will become a tad bit brighter, while the other landmarks on the screen will fade in the background. Hopefully, this will make it easier for you to find a certain moment you’re searching for in the match.
What About Video Quality Settings?
By default, the highlights will be captured in 720p. However, there are in-game options that will allow you to choose the video quality you would like to record the highlights in. You can easily adjust these settings in-game while watching the Replay video or before you start to record a League of Legends highlight.
That about sums it all up – you now know everything you need to know to start recording/saving your gameplay. Now, you can have all those epic plays on video and share them with your friends.