You’ve been playing a lot at lately Fortnite, Epic Games’ well-known Battle Royale title, and you’re getting particularly good at it. For this reason, you would like to review your performance and perhaps find out where that fearsome enemy who managed to defeat you “came from”, in order to understand his technique and use it to improve in the game. You’ve heard that Fortnite automatically records games, but you just haven’t found the dedicated option. So you went to Google in search of an answer and in the end you came here, on my site.
If this is indeed the case, know that you have come to just the right place! In fact, in today’s tutorial I will explain to you in detail how to see replays on Fortnite, how to manage their playback and how to save these movies so that they are not deleted from the game. In short, in this post you will find everything you need about Fortnite replays!
Courage: why are you still standing there motionless in front of the screen? Are you going to review your performances and discover the strategies of the opponents? I would say yes, since you have come this far and are reading this guide with interest. On the other hand, learning how to use replays can guarantee a great competitive advantage. Come on then, all you have to do is take a few minutes of free time and follow the quick instructions below. That said, there is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and have fun!
- Preliminary information
- How to watch a Fortnite replay
- How to save replays in Fortnite
Before going into the details of the procedure on how to see replays on Fortnite, I think you may be interested in learning more about the functioning of the registration system implemented by the title of Epic Games.
Well, you need to know that Fortnite record automatically all the games you play, so that you can show your friends (or your followers, if you are a streamer) your performances at any time. This way, you will be able to review the matches and not miss a moment, as the matches are recorded from start to finish.
The peculiar aspect of the Fortnite replay system, however, is constituted by the fact that not only your game is recorded, but also that of the players. other players of the Battle Royale that during the match were in an area not too far from your character (if you want to know more about the Battle Royale mode, I invite you to consult my guide on how Fortnite’s Battle Royale works).
In any case, by accessing the replays you have one 360 degree view of the playing field and the techniques used by your opponents, which can be particularly useful for honing your skills. So learning how to take advantage of replays could give you a good competitive advantage.
However, this system is only available for Fortnite versions for PC, PlayStation 4 And Xbox One. In fact, on Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS this tool has not yet been made available. Also, on PC the last ones are kept in memory 100 games, while on console only the latest 10. In order not to make the system cancel a replay, it must be saved manually. Each movie weighs approx 10MB.
I remind you that Fortnite is a game constantly evolving and therefore developers could make changes to the replay system at any moment.
How to watch a Fortnite replay
The first thing to do to learn how to see replays on Fortnite Chapter 2, is to go to the main menu of the game, related to the mode Battle Royale.
At this point, all you have to do is simply move to the tab CAREER (by pressing, for example, the key R1 PS4 controller) and select the item REPLAY (e.g. the button triangle of the PS4 pad).
Here you will find the video clips integers of your latest games: To play a replay, simply press on the item first PLAYS at the bottom (using, for example, the X on PS4) and then on the button CONFIRMATION that appears on the screen.
Once you enter the playback screen, the replay will start automatically from the start of the game, i.e. from when the players are still on the bus and can only thank the driver. Well, as you may have already noticed, below are all the buttons that allow you to manage movie playback.
Pressing onclock icon, which is on the left, you can activate the play bar and move to a specific part of the replay, while using the buttons next to it, you can put pause and increase the playback speed.
Using the buttons next to the player name, which is on the right, you can instead switch between users and see how they conducted the game. Clearly, within the “list” you will also find yours username and you can then review your performance.
L’eye icon serves to remove the buttons, so as to look at full screen the replay. Alongside are thecamera icon, which is needed to change type of view, and the keys + And –, to change the playback speed of the movie. You can also open the map, using the appropriate key (eg touchpad on PS4): Here you will see the position of the players that were in the “replay zone”.
To access the advanced settings, you have to press oncamera icon with a gear that you find just below the playback bar. From here you can choose numerous options, from the view of silhouettes of the players to that of effects of the storm, passing through the insertion within the replay of the names of the players.
In short, Fortnite allows you to manage replays in an advanced way and now you know how to use the native tool implemented by Epic Games.
How to save replays in Fortnite
I remind you that Fortnite can automatically delete your replays, if they are not saved. My advice is to “keep in memory” only the best games, so that too much disk space is not taken up.
To keep a movie in memory, just press on the item RENAME AND SAVE present at the bottom right of the replay screen, which is in the path Battle Royale> CAREER> REPLAY. After that, you will need to type the movie name and press on CONFIRMATION.
Perfect: this way, the game will keep the replay you saved in memory until you decide to delete it manually. Unsaved movies are all named Replay not saved and therefore you will certainly not struggle to understand which are the contents that will be kept in memory and which are not.
Unfortunately, there is no native option to export replays outside of the game. However, you may still think of record the screen with the usual methods. In this regard, I suggest you take a look at my tutorials on how to record on PS4 and on programs to record gameplay on PC.
Also, since you are interested in the title of Epic Games, I invite you to consult the page of my site dedicated to Fornite, where you will find many tutorials that could be for you.