Video Policy – FAQ

Below is a list of frequently asked questions from the community that we have provided answers for. Please note all situations are handled on a case by case basis and not all answers may apply to every situation as these are the most frequently asked questions our answers cover most situations. Due to the above mentioned these answers may be updated from time to time to fit situational circumstances.

Please be sure when reading over the answers that you are referring to the Arc System Works Video Policy ( Posting Guidelines) and not breaking any of the policies.

Q: Can I upload my matches and gameplay online (YouTube, Twitch.tv, Personal Website, Video Streaming site) directly from my Playstation or PC (Steam Version) without any commentary?

A: YES! We encourage you to use footage from ASW titles for walkthroughs, tutorials, Let’s Play, speed runs, reviews, reactions, instructional videos, and of course matches and match highlights. Matches and gameplay fall under the category of “Let’s Play” and are recognized as such. You can upload the above stated content without commentary, but ASW reserves the right to remove content subject to the policy.

Matches ; One or more persons conducting  “head to head” gameplay with another available and playable entity be it Human or Artificial (CPU opponent). 

Matches without commentary ; Recorded “Matches” (defined above) without any type of outside of game audio recorded from the person or persons conducting the match.

Q: Can I use music or theme songs from the games as background music for my content?

A: YES!  Although We do not allow directly ripped music from the game to be used as stand alone content, You may use themes for live streams, lore discussion, reviews, and content that has the creator involved physically and/or vocally in some sort of way subject to Arc System Works Video Policy ( Posting Guidelines) when doing this.

Q: Can I upload the songs and character voices from the games?

A: NO!  Refer to “Online Posting”: We encourage you to create videos that include your creative input and commentary. You should not share game footage online without adding your own video or content. Also, you should not take assets from ASW games (e.g. voice, music, items) and distribute them separately.”