How to to bring up the Windows Game bar when playing games

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

Microsoft introduced the Windows Game bar along with Windows 10, to improve experience of playing games. The Game bar allows players to quickly take screenshots or record videos from the game, without needing any third party software.

But even though the Game bar works great with a lot of games, it still needs some improvements. For example, some games are not able to pull the Game bar while running in full screen. Microsoft is aware of this, mostly because a lot of people told the company via the Feedback Hub that they need more games to support the Game bar wile in full screen, so we finally received a welcomed improvement.

Namely, in the latest Windows 10 Preview build 14352, the Game bar supports more full screen mode game than it used to before the most recent release. Microsoft added support for six additional games in full-screen mode with Windows game bar: League of Legends, World of Warcraft, DOTA 2, Battlefield 4, Counterstrike: Global Offensive, and Diablo III.

Now you can record content from these games while in the full screen mode with the Game bar without any problems. In case you’re not sure how to use the Game bar, just press Win + G while in-game, and the Game bar will automatically show up, if the game is supported, and if your computer meets minimum system requirements for it.

Since this is the first Game bar update of the kind, we expect Microsoft to add even more games in the future. The improved Game bar is for now only available to Windows 10 Insiders running at least build 14352, but it will arrive to regular users with the Anniversary Update.

Tell us what do you think about the improved Windows Game bar in Windows 10 Preview build 14352, and what game you would like to see next on the list of supported games for running the Game bar in full screen.


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