How to Record Fortnite on Switch [2024 New Tutorial]

What will you do if you are playing Fortnite on Switch and want to take down the killing moment? If you have no idea, no worries. This tutorial will show you exactly how to record Fortnite on Switch. Both inbuilt and third-party solutions are included. Let's dive in now!

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Melissa Lee

Updated on Jan 05, 2024

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Fortnite is an online video game developed by Epic Games. Many people have played this game on Switch since it was released in 2017. And when they win the game or beat the record, they want to record the moments as a video.

But how to record Fortnite on Switch? Many people don't know how to do it properly. Therefore, we give detailed steps to record Fortnite on Switch with different game recorder tools. To help you choose a solution, we compared them in the table below. Check the information in it right now!

Methods Effectiveness Difficulty
EaseUS RecExperts High - Record Fortnite on Switch with no time limit. Super easy
Inbuilt screen recorder Medium - Record gameplay on Switch for 30 seconds. Easy
Xbox Game Bar Medium - Record gameplay without downloading. Easy
OBS Studio High - Record multiple screens at the same time. Complicated

How to Record Fortnite on Switch For Free

If you want to record a long video for your gameplay on Switch and you have a capture card, you can use EaseUS RecExperts to start. This program is a Mac and Windows screen recorder that can record almost all gameplay you know, including Fortnite.

Four main recording modes are offered: screen, audio, webcam, and gameplay. You can choose anyone to record or record in the combined mode. For example, you can record only the screen or record the screen along with audio or webcam for a game.

Moreover, this Nintendo Switch screen recorder also supports recording the screen automatically. All you need to do is to set a time for this program to start and end recording, and you can focus on Fortnite game playing.

📝What to prepare
A capture card to connect Switch and your PC
EaseUS RecExperts downloaded on PC

Download EaseUS RecExperts by clicking the button below to record Fortnite easily.

Now, connect your PC and Switch with a capture card. And follow the steps below to record Fortnite on Switch:

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

🎈Here's a video tutorial to help you understand the content better:

  • 00:00 intro
  • 00:48 first method
  • 02:27 second method
  • 04:02 third method
  • 07:29 outro
How To Record Fortnite On Nintendo Switch For FREE

Record Fortnite on Switch without Capture Card

As shown before, third-party software requires a capture card to record Switch games on a PC. If you don't have one, it's better to use the inbuilt screen recording function. This screen recording feature is a button on your control, so you don't need to prepare any extra devices.

Although it is convenient to use, it can only record the gameplay for up to 30 seconds. This means that you can't use it to record a long video. If you are OK with that, you may follow the steps below to start recording.

Capture Button on Control

📝What to prepare
A control with a capture button
The game you want to record

How to Record Fortnite on Switch with Built-in Tool:

Step 1. Play Fortnite on Nintendo Switch, and be alert where you want to start recording.

Step 2. Press the Capture Button(a square button located under the directional pad) on the left Joy-Con.

Step 3. Long press the button to start the recording. After that, you can find your recording in the Album.

Record Fortnite on Switch with Xbox Game Bar

Xbox Game Bar is always mentioned when it comes to recording a gameplay on PC. This is the pre-installed screen recorder on your Windows computer. If you are using a PC running on Windows 10 and later, you can find it on your computer.

You can search the tool or use the hotkey combination on your keyboard to wake it up. After that, just click the record button to start capturing Fortnite on Switch. Note that it also has a time limit for screen recording. If you don't mind, check how to use it below.

Xbox Game Bar

📝What to prepare
A capture card to connect Switch and your PC
Xbox Game Bar on your Windows 11/10 PC

How to Record Fortnite with Xbox:

Step 1. Connect your PC and Switch with a capture card. Press Win + G on your keyboard to open the Game Bar.

Step 2. When you think it's time to start, click the red Record button.

Step 3. Bring up the Game Bar again and click the red Stop button to finish. You can also use the Win + Alt + R combination to start and stop recordings.

Record Fortnite on Switch via OBS Studio

OBS Studio is an open-source screen recorder that allows users to record gameplay as a high-quality video. You can also use it to live-stream your gameplay if you want. Not only gameplay, you can use this tool to record other screen activities without a watermark and time limit.

Moreover, OBS also supports recording more than one window at the same time. Although it is not so friendly to novices, it is popular among professional users due to its various functions and features.

OBS Studio Interface

📝What to prepare
A capture card to connect Switch and your PC
OBS Studio downloaded on PC

How to Record Fortnite on Switch with OBS Studio:

Step 1. Download and launch OBS Studio on your PC, then choose your game capture source.

Step 2. Click on Mode to select the recording area. You may choose to capture specific windows or capture any fullscreen application.

Step 3. Once done, click on the Start Recording button on the bottom right side of the window to capture your gameplay. Click again to stop recording.

Editor's Choice

All the solutions mentioned in this article can help you record Fortnite on Switch. However, you may feel confused when choosing one. Therefore, we give you a suggestion here:

🍎To record without a capture card: Choose the built-in screen recording feature on the Switch control.

🍎To record without a time limit: Download and use EaseUS RecExperts.

Also, if you find this post useful, don't hesitate to share it with your friends and fans.


How to Record Fortnite on Switch FAQs

Still have doubts? See if these Q&As can solve your problem.

1. How do you watch replays on Fortnite Nintendo Switch?

To watch a replay of Fortnite for Nintendo Switch, you need to follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the main menu and select Replays from the options.
  2. Choose the game you want to watch.
  3. Press Start to watch a replay.

2. How do you record Fortnite videos on Nintendo Switch Lite?

The operation is the same as recording Fortnite videos on Nintendo Switch. Just long-press the Capture button on the left Joy-Con to start.

3. How do you get replay mode on Fortnite Nintendo Switch 2023?

You just need to click Career in the main menu and select Replays. Then you will be taken to a list of recently completed games.

EaseUS RecExperts

One-click to capture anything on screen!

No Time Limit, No watermark

Start Recording

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