How to Record Hogwarts Legacy with OBS [Step-by-Step Guide]

A few days after the release of Hogwarts Legacy, it has been enthusiastically sought after by many fans. Are you wondering how to record those wonderful highlights during the gaming process? You're in the right place. This guide walks through a step-by-step guide on how to record Hogwarts Legacy with OBS, a popular screen recorder. Moreover, we will also introduce an OBS alternative, EaseUS RecExperts, to easily capture your game process.

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Updated on Aug 29, 2023

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"I bought the Hogwarts Legacy on Steam and played it for a few hours, and it's so fantastic and is what I expected from it. I want to record my entire gameplay. I tried Game bar, but it seems that my Game bar is not working with my Windows 11 computer. My friends recommended OBS to me, which is said to be a free and professional video recording software. But I haven't used it before. Do you know how to record my Hogwarts Legacy scenes with OBS? Thanks in advance for your time!"

Hogwarts Legacy finally comes out on February 10, 2023, in anticipation of many Harry Potter fans. It is an action role-playing RPG game that allows you to explore the wizarding world, playing any role like a student witch or wizard to study, brew potions, grow plants, etc. It brings these Harry Potter fans a realistic game experience.

Hogwarts Legacy provides such an exquisite wizard world. There is no wonder many players would like to record these wonderful gaming processes for personal saving or share them on social media platforms like YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

OBS is a robust and open-source screen recorder that is available on Windows, macOS, and Linux computers. It allows its users to record professional HD gameplay videos and other activities. Besides, it supports broadcasting the game process on different platforms during the playing process.

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Still, OBS is not a perfect choice for its beginner because of its complex user interface. Many novices feel confused when they use it for the first time. If you want a more straightforward screen recorder for Hogwarts Legacy, EaseUS RecExperts will be a better option with a simple and intuitive interface. You can use it to record Hogwarts Legacy gaming videos or take screenshots even without Hogwarts Legacy Photo Mode.

[Step Guide] How to Record Hogwarts Legacy with OBS

Recording Hogwarts Legacy with OBS mainly covers five steps:

Step 1. Download and install OBS on your computer.
Step 2. Change OBS settings to better suit your recording needs.
Step 3. Launch Hogwarts Legacy, and select it as the game capture source.
Step 4. Choose a game capture mode.
Step 5. Start the Hogwarts Legacy game playing and recording with OBS.

If you want to record a professional and high-definition Hogwarts Legacy gameplay recording, the five steps above-mentioned are necessary. Now, let's dive into the specific operations.

Step 1. Download and install OBS on your computer.

If you have already installed it on your computer, just skip to Step 2.

OBS download is available on its official website: Choose the version that matches your computer system.

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Step 2. Change OBS settings to better suit your recording needs.

OBS provides various setting options to make your screen recordings more customized. Launch OBS and click "Settings" in the bottom-right corner of the main page. You can see 8 options in the left column:

obs settings

General: Change language, theme, update, source alignment snapping, etc.

Stream: Choose which platform to stream

Output: Alter output mode, video & audio bitrate, encoder, recording path, recording quality, recording format, etc.

Audio: Select channels, global audio devices, meters, etc.

Video: Choose video resolution, output resolution, downscale filter, etc.

Hotkeys: Select filters

Accessibility: Choose user different colors

Advanced: Change general, videos, recording, etc.

When all the settings are done, click OK > Apply to finish the OBS setup.

Step 3. Launch Hogwarts Legacy, and select it as the game capture source.

Launch the Hogwarts Legacy game on your computer, and go to the OBS main page.

Click the "+" button under the "Sources" tab, and choose "Game Capture".

choose game capture

Add the Hogwarts Legacy as the new source to record.

Step 4. Choose a game capture mode.

Under the Properties for Game Capture window, choose a Mode to record the Hogwarts Legacy game screen., and click OK.

  • Capture any fullscreen application
  • Capture specific window
  • Capture foreground window with hotkey

choose capture mode

Step 5. Start the Hogwarts Legacy game playing and recording with OBS.

Now, you can start the gameplay recording on your PC by clicking the "Start Recording" button. When the game is over, click "Step Recording" to finish.

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[OBS Alternative] Record Hogwarts Legacy with EaseUS RecExperts

OBS is a powerful and professional game recording tool, but we can see from the above steps that using this tool requires a lot of skills and steps. If you are not familiar with it, you may encounter many issues while recording. According to some users' feedback, they have encountered the issue of OBS game capture not working with League of Legends and other games.

If you want a more straightforward method to record the Hogwarts Legacy game process, EaseUS RecExperts, a reliable Mac and Windows screen recorder, is a better alternative to OBS. It offered the following feature to make the gameplay recording much easier:

It only requires a few clicks to record a high-quality Hogwarts Legacy with perfect effects.

Step 1. Start the gameplay you want to record and launch EaseUS game recorder. Next, select the Game mode.

launch RecExperts

Step 2. Click the nut icon to open the Settings window, and then click on "Video" to adjust the frame rate (from 1 to 144), video quality, format, etc. 

In addition, you can click on the "Game" button to change some game overlay options. Once done, click "OK".

Game settings

Step 3. Go back to the Game mode interface and click "Select Game" to choose the gameplay you want to capture. Next, click REC to start your game recording.

Choose gameplay

Step 4. You will see a small bar showing the time of your record. If needed, you can take screenshots in recording, or set the specific time to stop the recording by clicking the "Clock" icon on the toolbar.

Start recording

Step 5. Once done, you can watch and edit the recorded footage with the built-in video editor. On the recorded video, you can trim the recordings as you want.

View recordings

The Bottom Line

Recording Hogwarts Legacy with OBS is a good way to make perfect gameplay recordings. But how to record Hogwarts Legacy with OBS is also a difficult job for many users who don't have much experience in this field.

In this article, we show you how to record Hogwarts Legacy with OBS and provide EaseUS RecExperts as an alternative option if you are looking for a more straightforward method. With the help of either tool, you can have a fantastic video of your gameplay in no time. Now, take out your recording device and start capturing now!

Record Hogwarts Legacy with OBS FAQs

1. How do I record my game with OBS?

To record gameplay with OBS, you need to do the following steps:

  • Download and install OBS on your computer.
  • Change OBS settings.
  • Launch Hogwarts Legacy and select the game capture source.
  • Decide a game capture mode.
  • Start recording with OBS.

2. Is OBS good for recording gameplay?

OBS is a powerful, free, and open-source game recording tool that is good for gameplay recording. It provides a lot of features, such as professional settings, no lag when recording, HD resolution output, and more. However, it also requires some skills and steps to set up the OBS settings.

EaseUS RecExperts

One-click to capture anything on screen!

No Time Limit, No watermark

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