This guide will walk you through configuring ShareX to take & upload screenshots of the Dead by Daylight scoreboard screen to NightLight via a hotkey.
The main advantage of this is convenience, but it can also help with "screenshot too large" errors when uploading thanks to decent defaults & great configurability.
1. Add NightLight as an Upload Destination
Custom uploader settings
Edit the following config to include your API token
Copy the following config to somewhere you can edit it and replace the
REPLACE_ME part of the Authorization line with the API key you created at the start of this guide. (It should look like
"Authorization": "Bearer frU6CtdglUL7n83mTuVc48wzLLlbOhX7K8LY46-g2gY=").
"Name": "NightLight Uploader",
"Authorization": "Bearer REPLACE_ME"
Copy the edited config and click
2. Set up the Hotkey
Add a new hotkey
Head back to the main ShareX window and create a hotkey by going to
Hotkey Settings >
Add. While you're there, configure it to capture the active window (which will be Dead by Daylight when we're playing) by going to
Screen Capture in the dropdown and selecting
Capture Active Window.
Open our hotkey's
Hotkey Settings window, click the cog icon on our new hotkey row to bring up the
Task Settings window.
Set a description and then check the
Override after capture tasks box before expanding its dropdown and selecting
Upload image to host. Feel free to unset any existing options.
Override after upload tasks and select
This step will make ShareX open the match review screen automatically. You don't have to do this - you can find a link to review any unverified matches on the Matches page.
Feel free to deselect any existing options here as well.
Override destinations and change the image uploader to
Custom image uploader
Override default custom uploader and ensure our custom uploader from earlier is selected
Task Settings window and set a keybind
I set mine to
You're good to go (hopefully)!
You can test the uploader by opening an old screenshot in full screen and trying out your shortcut. If it works, be sure to delete the match to avoid messing up your stats!
If you run into issues, feel free to reach out in the Discord.