How to record World of Warcraft (WOW) Gameplay

Recording Sample Video

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World of Warcraft : Wikipedia

Please, follow the steps below to record the World of Warcraft game.

  1. Choose the 'Game Recording' mode.

    It's better to use 'Game Recording' mode to get a high quality video file

    best game recorder - directx mode

  2. Start World of Warcraft game

    Note: For a stable operation, Bandicam needs to be running before starting the World of Warcraft game

  3. While running a game in 'Game Recording' mode, you can see the green number on the screen.

    You can control the FPS (Frames per second) under the 'FPS' tab of Bandicam. If you can't see the green number, visit No FPS on the recording target

    ready to record - green color

  4. Press the 'F12' function key (or the 'Record' button in Bandicam) to start recording.

    f12 key to start/stop the recording gameplay

  5. During recording, the green number (FPS) will change to red.

    recording the target - red color

  6. To stop recording, press the 'F12' function key (or the 'Record' button in Bandicam) again.

  7. Go to 'Home -> Video' to play, edit or upload the captured videos.

    Bandicam, Recorded videos

FAQ) Bandicam doesn't recognize WOW - I can't see the green number.

If you do not see the green FPS number, please check out the solutions below:

  1. Download the latest version of Bandicam from
  2. Go to the System settings menu, and try DirectX 11 or DirectX 12.
    - If you're using DirectX 12, try DirectX 11.
    - If you're using DirectX 11, try DirectX 12.

    wow fps recognition, directx 9/11

  3. Go to the properties of WOW, and uncheck "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and check "Run this program as an administrator".

    wow compatibility mode, Run as an administrator

If Bandicam still can't recognize the game, please visit

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Bandicam offers the best online game recording experience.

When you record online games with Bandicam Game Recorder...

You can upload the recorded file to YouTube WITHOUT CONVERTING.

You can RECORD OVER 7 DAYS without stopping (AVI 2.0 OpenDML).

The recorded FILE SIZE IS SMALLER (1/5~1/20) than other capture programs.

It has LESS LAG than other screen capture software (Bandicam uses less CPU/GPU/RAM resources).