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Game Capture Troubleshooting

Make sure you have set up your Game Capture Source correctly

Games with known issues

Game Solution(s)
Call of Duty Run OBS Studio as administrator
Counter-Strike 2 Use windowed/borderless fullscreen or use Window Capture
Destiny 2 Use windowed/borderless fullscreen and Window Capture instead of Game Capture
Fortnite If you experience crashes or framerate issues in DX12 mode, switch to DX11 mode
League of Legends Create two scenes. In the first scene, add a Window Capture of the LoL launcher/lobby. In the second scene, run the game to add a Game Capture of the game itself. Finally, configure the Scene Switcher to automatically swap between them.
Minecraft: Java Edition For laptops and all-in-one computers, follow the Minecraft guide
Roblox Use window Capture instead of Game Capture
Genshin Impact Run OBS Studio as administrator

Solutions for common Game Capture issues

Here are some common things to try or look out for if you are running into problems getting a game capture source to show up.

Run as administrator

Select games require OBS Studio to run as administrator in order to be properly captured. This includes games as Call of Duty, Valorant, and others. It will also help with performance in some cases.

Conflicting software

Check for Known Application Conflicts, such as overlays, FPS counters, anti-virus programs, etc.

As of 27.1, Rivatuner/MSI Afterburner are especially prevalent conflicts, even though they have always been listed as such. Turn those off before hooking into a game with OBS. If you have RTSS version 7.3.2 or newer, you can enable compatibility with OBS by selecting the "Use Microsoft Detours API hooking" option in RTSS' Setup.

Issues with fullscreen games

If a game is set to run in full-screen mode, when you alt+tab out the game, it will stop rendering. This means that you will not see the game in OBS while it is minimized. Either make a test recording and check it to verify the capture worked properly, or move OBS to a second monitor if you have one.

Certain games, like Destiny 2 and Counter-Strike 2 do not allow OBS to hook in with game capture. We recommend running the game in either windowed or borderless fullscreen and using a Window Capture instead.

Furthermore, emulators and older games are often not compatible with modern game hooking processes; if you are having issues with capturing programs like this with Game Capture, try capturing them with Window

DirectX 12 games

Certain DX12 games, like Fortnite when running on DX12 mode, may cause the game to crash if run with OBS, and DX12 capture may sometimes have weird frame issues, due to the graphics API. If the game has DX11 API it is recommended to try that option to see if problems resolve.

Laptops and all-in-one computers with multiple GPUs

If you are using a laptop or all-in-one computer, make sure your OBS and the game you are running are using the High-performance GPU, per the instructions here. OBS and most games should do this by default.

Certain games, such as Minecraft: Java Edition and osu! default to the integrated GPU on multi-GPU systems. Use the Minecraft guide to change these games to the high-performance GPU, then restart the game and OBS Studio.

Game captured at the wrong size in OBS Studio

Sometimes you may see the red dot in the upper left corner of your preview with a Game Capture source. This means that the source's size has become stuck. Right-click on the source, select the Transform menu, then click Reset Transform (Ctrl-R). In the same menu, click Fit to Screen (Ctrl-F). This will fit the source to your preview screen so that the game takes up as much of the screen as possible.