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The hidden Highlight menu pre-July 27, 2017.

Highlight menu

The recent 5 Highlights pre-July 27, 2017.

A Highlight is a short clip in Play of the Game format, it will show player's spectacular moments from a recent match.

Mechanic Edit

For every match, there is a comparison between every Highlight recorded in the match, of which the most spectacular and worthy will be Play of the Game of that match. After that, all Highlights including those selected for Play of the Game will be added into their respective player's Highlight menu. In the menu, Highlights can be copied onto their platform's media library.

Highlights will be automatically generated during the player's gameplay. These Highlights will be in a section called "Today's Top 5" and will persist for 24 hours, or until a game client patch.

Players can also capture the last 12 seconds of their gameplay by pressing the key or button bound to "Request Highlight" in the Options Menu. These highlights will appear in the " Recently Captured" section of the Highlights menu. Players can have up to 36 of these Highlights stored at a time, and will remain stored until they're deleted, or the game client is patched.

Note Edit

  • If a highlight achieves Play of the Game of that match, the text will read "Play of the Game" rather than "Highlight".

Patch changes Edit

  • Overwatchemblem black July 27, 2017 Patch: Highlights system improved.
  • Overwatchemblem black October 19, 2016 Patch: Fixed an issue causing the default Overwatch spray to override a player's chosen spray when watching a Play of the Game or Highlight. Fixed an issue causing players to frequently disconnect while viewing Highlights.
  • Overwatchemblem black October 11, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug causing Tracer’s highlight intros to render at a lower resolution when accessed from the Highlights menu.
  • Overwatchemblem black August 2, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug with that caused Junkrat’s “Jester” and “Fool” skins to incorrectly display during a Highlight Intro.
  • Overwatchemblem black April 13, 2016 (beta) Patch: Fixed where selecting ALT + Z on the Highlights menu would display a black screen.
  • Overwatchemblem black March 29, 2016 (beta) Patch: Fixed a several crashes that could occur when viewing Highlights.
  • Overwatchemblem black March 22, 2016 (beta) Patch: Highlights menu added.