- What are replays and why do we need them?
- Where can I find replays?
- How to watch replays
- How to enable replays recording
- How to save a replay or share it
- How to start a downloaded replay
- How to delete a replay
- What Else Do You Need to Know About Replays?
Starting from version 4.10, World of Tanks Blitz can record and play videos of your battles in the test mode. Watch the coolest battles over and over again, analyze the mistakes of unsuccessful battles, and share your victories in a new way!
What are replays and why do we need them?
Replays are recorded videos of your battles. The game saves the battle "scenario" in its technical view: what vehicles and where they were heading, how and with what shells they fired, and so on. While watching a replay, the game reads this scenario and knows what and when things must be shown. The whole replay is created by game resources and the replay file is no more than 3 MB large.
A replay can serve as proof. It takes a lot of time to explain anything in words. It's difficult to make timely screenshots and to always record videos. With a replay, you’ve got cast-iron proof of everything. Watch your battles, share the best ones, and help us make the game better: if you notice an error or abuse in the chat, send a replay to us.
Where can I find replays?
You can watch them right after the battle. Just tap the button in the form of a filmstrip in the lower right corner of the results screen.
To go to all recorded replays, tap the Replays button in the game side menu.
There are three tabs on this screen:
- Recent—all your replays are displayed here in chronological order. The game saves from 1 to 100 replays. When the upper limit is reached, it will gradually delete the old records. To keep an important replay, tap the asterisk, and the replay will be moved to the Favorites tab.
- Favorites—these replays are not accounted in the save limit and won’t be deleted without your knowledge until the release of the next game update.
- Loaded—the replays you’ve received from other players will be displayed here. To see a replay in the Loaded tab, you need to open and watch the downloaded file first.
How to watch replays
To watch a battle, tap the playback icon ▶ on the replay card. Playback controls are no different from a simple video player. You can:
- Pause a replay
- Fast-forward a replay by choosing a spot in the timeline (there is no rewind)
- Disable the HUD
- Go to settings or exit from the replay.
How to enable replays recording
By default, replay recording is disabled. You can enable it in the game settings (Other > Record Replays).
How to save a replay or share it
To select the record you want to share, tap the replay card in any area except the playback and favorite buttons. Buttons for sending and deleting replays will appear at the bottom of the screen. You can share multiple replays at once.
On mobile devices, you can share the replay files in any convenient way: upload them to the cloud or send them directly via a messenger. On Windows, Mac OS X, and Android, replays can be saved in the file system.
How to start a downloaded replay
If you have downloaded another player’s replay or moved your replay to another device, just open the file, and the operating system will automatically launch the game and start the replay, even if your device is not connected to the Internet.
How to delete a replay
Tap the replay card in any area except the playback and favorite buttons. A Delete button will appear at the bottom of the screen.
Note that the game doesn’t see exported and downloaded replays and doesn’t affect them in any way. If you have downloaded or saved your replays in the file system, and you need to free up space, please delete these files by yourself.
When updating, reinstalling, or deleting the game, the replays will be deleted. If you want to save your favorite replays, export them to the device memory.
Settings and limits
In the Other tab in the game settings, you can set the replay limit. The game will record replays from 1 to 100 recently played battles. The higher the limit is, the more disk space the game will take. Not enough space? Let at least one battle be recorded: trust us, there will certainly be a battle you’ll want to watch again!
What Else Do You Need to Know About Replays?
The first version of replays is a test version. Replay recording and playback may be unstable. On Android devices, issues with sending and saving replays to the file system may occur. On weak devices, where the game takes a long time to load battles, replays may be recorded with errors.
A replay is not a video clip but a technical file with the battle “scenario.” A file like this can be viewed on any device with World of Tanks Blitz installed. However, the game versions should be the same. If the replay was recorded in version 4.10, you’ll only be able to watch it in version 4.10. It’s possible that a replay converter for the latest game version will appear in the future.
In the future, more features and improvements will be added to replays. The foundation has been laid—battle recording works, so all that is left to do is create content worth rewatching. And that’s down to you—fight in style, save your battles, watch them, and share them with your friends. Mobilize!