How to use 'Game Recording' mode

To record various 2D/3D games that use the DirectX/OpenGL/Vulkan graphics technologies, start Bandicam, choose 'Game Recording Mode' by clicking the gamepad icon, and then run the game you want to record.
The 'Game Recording Mode' allows you to record your gameplay without lag and displays the FPS while the recording is in progress.

In addition, the 'Game Recording' mode can record streaming videos that run on DirectX Or OpenGL (such as various 2D/3D games including Minecraft, PUBG, Roblox, etc.), BlueStacks, and Windows Media Player.

Video tutorial of 'Game Recording' mode

Recording process of 'Game Recording' mode

1. Download Bandicam from the official website (

2. Select "Game Recording Mode" and click "Yes" in the "User Account Control" window. » See more
Bandicam, Game Recording Mode

3. Start the recording target.
When the recording target is executed, a green-colored number (FPS) will appear in the top-left corner. Green color number (FPS) in the top-left corner » If you do not see the green FPS number, visit the FAQ page.

4. Click the 'Record' button or press the hotkey (F12) to start the recording. Record and Stop button - Hotkey F12 As the recording begins, the color of the number in the top-left corner will change from green to red.

5. Click the 'Stop' button (◼) or press the hotkey (F12) to finish the recording. Bandicam, Press the Stop button to finish the recording

6. Click on the video icon to play, edit, or upload the captured videos. Bandicam, find recorded videos

Additional Tips

1. How to record mobile games in BlueStacks

To record mobile games on your PC, first download BlueStacks 5. Then, start Bandicam, select "Game Recording Mode," and press the 'F12' function key to begin. How to record mobile games in BlueStacks, Mobile Games

2. How to record Windows Games/Apps (UWP) from the Microsoft Store

To record Windows Games/Apps (UWP) such as Forza Horizon or Windows Media Player (Movies & TV) from the Microsoft Store, start Bandicam, go to General -> Advanced, and check the "Windows Apps (UWP)" option. Bandicam, Record Microsoft Store games, Windows store games

3. How to record flash games using Bandicam

To record flash games, you have to use the 'Screen Recording' mode of Bandicam. Open Bandicam, select "Screen recording mode," run your flash game, and click the "REC" button to start the recording process.

4. How to add a facecam to your gameplay

If you have a computer and a webcam device, you can add a facecam to your gameplay or Let's Play videos.

5. How to record an Android smartphone on your PC

You can record the Android smartphone screen on your PC with the 'Game Recording' or 'Device Recording' mode of Bandicam.

6. Add text overlay: Recording date/time, watermark, CPU usage

Bandicam allows users to add a text watermark, recording date/time/timestamp, elapsed recording time, CPU/memory usage, and video resolution to the recorded video.

7. FAQ: If you can't see the green FPS number...

'Game Recording' mode offers a better recording quality than the 'Screen Recording' mode; if possible, it is better to use the 'Game Recording' mode. However, if you can't see the green FPS number, you can use the ‘Specific window’ recording option instead.

Compatibility issue with Easy Anti-Cheat

If you're trying to record any of the games listed below, please use Bandicam 5.0.1 (old version).
Please also visit and report this compatibility issue.

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