Brian Koponen

Programming and Tech Tips

AutoShot Reference Guide - Vanilla World of Warcraft Addon

AutoShot is a fun addon that automatically takes screenshots at various times. The main feature is to take a screenshot at a user defined regular interval. It will also take screenshots when you level up, get an honorable kill and complete a battleground. You could easily create some really nice timelapse videos using this.

For many more useful addons, check out my Vanilla World of Warcraft Addon Guide.


You can download it from the official Github. Click on "Clone or download," then "Download ZIP."


Extract the downloaded file and rename the AutoShot-master folder to AutoShot. Drag the AutoShot folder into the Interface/AddOns folder in your World of Warcraft game folder.

How to Use

The default settings will take a screenshot every 1800 seconds (30 minutes). You'll probably want to change this to something like every 300 seconds (5 minutes) if you want a more complete diary of your adventures. Do be aware that the screenshots do add up over time and can take up quite a bit of disk space, so you'll want to go through them fairly regularly to pull out the good shots and delete the rest.

Slash Commands

/as or /autoshot

Command Description
/as timer [seconds] Set the number of seconds between timer screenshots
/as trigger timer Enable taking screenshots using the automatic timer (Toggle)
/as trigger hk Take a screenshot after an honorable kill outside of battlegrounds (Toggle)
/as trigger bg Take a screenshot when you complete a battleground (Toggle)
/as trigger lvl Take a screenshot when you level up (Toggle)

For Example:

/as timer 300

Sets the timer to take a screenshot every 300 seconds.

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