Scored a magnificent goal in Rocket League? Want to bore your friends with it on YouTube, but can’t find the replay you thought you’d saved? Don’t worry, the Goal of the Season probably isn’t lost forever. Here’s how to find and share your Rocket League replays.
Saving Rocket League replays
The first thing to note is that your Rocket League highlights aren’t saved automatically. When you get to the end of the game and you’ve finished giving your teammates a virtual high five in the chat system, you need to tell Rocket League that you want to save the replay from the game.
This will save the entire match, not only the goals and amazing saves, to your device. You’ll find the option to save the replay in the menu that appears after the match is finished, where every player’s score is revealed.
Where are Rocket League replays saved
So, you’ve saved a classic performance, but where is your Rocket League replay stored? Go to the main Rocket League menu, select Extras and you’ll find Replays. You can now relive your moments of glory, dubbed with your own John Motson-style commentary.
If you’re playing on PC, you might read online that your replay files can be found in the following folder: %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Rocket League\TAGame\Demos
While that’s true, the replay files you’ll find in there aren’t video clips. They instead contain the game data that allows Rocket League to recreate the match. This is a good thing, or else the storage on your device would soon be swallowed up by massive video files of your 100 Greatest Rocket League Goals, ready for you to share with all your family on DVD next Christmas.
Sharing Rocket League replays
So if the replays aren’t actually stored as video files, how do you share your golden moments with the world? The easiest way to do this is to set the replay running from within Rocket League and then use whichever video capture options you have available on your device.
On the Xbox One, for example, you can press the illuminated Home button on your controller, zonk up to the top menu and start a capture. Run the replay, stop the video capture and then upload the video to OneDrive, Mixer or whatever service you prefer to show off on. The process is similar on PlayStation.
PC users can capture footage using the surprisingly useful Game DVR feature in the Xbox app that now comes pre-installed on all Windows 10 PCs, or by using the screen capture software of their choice. OBS Studio is a decent free offering.
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