A short tutorial on how to record fortnite gameplay on PC without Lag. Leave a comment if you have any questions.
Open the program and click on this plus to create a new Scene.
Name it whatever you want. Next, make a new source. Here you want to select “Display Capture”, select your display and hit “Ok”.
Now you should see the content of the screen you selected.
Next, select settings. You can copy my settings if you want to, I will just go through the most important so that you can record your Fortnite gameplay.
Go to the “Output” tab and change your output mode to “Advanced”. On the recording tab, choose your “Recording Path”. This will be the location where your videos will be saved.
Use flv as your recording format, if you have an nVidia GPU then use “NVENC H.264” as your encoder, if not the use the “QuickSync” encoder.
Don’t rescale your output to get the best quality. If you really want to rescale it for performance purposes then do it in the “Video” tab.
As the “Rate Control” use “CBR”, the bitrate is how much informations of your video will be recorded. The higher your bitrate, the better will your video look but also the bigger your file will be.
A bitrate of 8000 means 8MB per second of recording, which is pretty high for an OBS video. Most people use a bitrate between 3 and 6000.
As the rest goes, copy my settings. High quality preset, profile set to main, level to auto, use Two-Pass Encoding, GPU to 0 and B-frames to 2.
On the video tab select the native resolution of your dispplay. If you want, you can rescale it but if you have a decent to good PC then you don’t need to do this.
You can use a downscale filter, and choose at how much FPS your video will be recorded. Use a value between 30 and 60.
If you encounter lag then lower it to 30 but the best visual quality is at 60 frames per second.
Lastly, we will set our hotkeys so that we can start and stop the recording when the game starts or ends.
Simply click on this dialog box then press a key. After applying the settings, these keys will be used to start and stop the recording. Thats why you have to pay attention to use keys which you usually dont use while gaming.
If you encounter lag then change the OBS process priority to “above normal” or “high”.
Also what you can do if you are playing the game in windowed mode, use the game capture source on OBS so that only the game will get recorded. As the mode set it to “Capture a specific window” and while fortnite is running, select fortnite.
If you want to record your voice while playing the game then select the microphone properties in the mixer section. Here you want to select your mic.