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HOW to record DOTA 2

DOTA 2 is a free to play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game. Despite being the sequel to the community-made mod for Warcraft III, Defense of the Ancients, it has gone on to become one of the most popular games in eSports.


Two teams of 5 players battle it out to destroy the opposing team’s ‘Ancient’ – a large structure in their base. Each player selects a hero to play, each of whom has their own unqiue abilities and play style, and takes responsibility for defending a particular section of the map.

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DOTA 2 sample video recording

How to record DOTA 2 with FBX

Launch FBX and go to the Capture section of the Settings tab. Select Game capture mode.

Start DOTA 2

After a few moments, you will see FBX’s overlay appear on the screen.

The default location for the overlay is in the top left corner but you can customize this in the Overlay (HUD) section of the Settings tab.

 TIP  If you don’t see the overlay appear. check which Rendering option you have selected. FBX will support the Direct3D 9, Direct3D 11 and OpenGL options.

When you are ready to begin recording, press the Start / Stop Recording hotkey. By default, this will be Ctrl + F12

The recording indicator will appear in the overlay. You are now recording!

By default, the overlay will display the duration of the recording and the Stop Recording hotkey reminder but you can customize which details are displayed in the overlay in the Overlay (HUD) section of the Settings tab.

When you want to stop recording, press the Start / Stop Recording hotkey again to save your video.

The overlay will swap to a ‘Saved‘ message for a few moments. As soon as it swaps back to the usual overlay, you are ready to record again.

Your saved video will appear in the Recordings tab. Select it from the recordings list on the left to watch it back.