God of War Ragnarök photo mode is now live, lets you change the facial expressions of Kratos, Atreus and others
God of War Ragnarök photo mode is finally here. In a tweet, developer Santa Monica Studio confirmed its latest round of patches – version 3.00 – which also included the highly anticipated in-game photo capture mode. Similar to the original God of War (2018), the feature went live a bit far from its release and allows you to change the facial expressions of certain characters in a scene. This applies to tracks such as Kratos, Atreus, Freya, Brok, Sindri, Tyr, Angrboda, Thor, and Thrúd. Another cool feature is that you can prevent main or secondary characters from appearing in the frame. The mode is accessed by pressing the “Square” button in the options menu.
This is of course in addition to the multitude of camera options, where you can adjust field of view, focal length, depth of field and play with filters. Similar to the photo capture mode in most AAA titles, God of War Ragnarök lets you apply preset borders and move logos around to add a custom touch. On the PlayStation Blog, QA Manager Tim Ward listed some useful tips for budding photographers in-game, starting by asking players to “adjust Filter Intensity, Vibrance and Saturation to the desired filter for a wider range of colors”. Vertical shots are also a breeze, as the game lets you rotate the camera 90 degrees, giving you the headroom you need.
Along with fixes to address underlying issues, this new photo mode is perhaps the last big addition to God of War Ragnarök. During a Spoilercast discussion last month, game director Eric Williams ruled out potential DLC in the future, saying, “I don’t know man, this game is big. I think we put everything we had into it, so I wouldn’t count on it. New version 3.00 update brings a ton of improvements to the game, which were preventing players from triggering certain actions or progressing through the story. The PS4 version received a few more tweaks that helped speed up enemy and environmental resource loading times.
Late last month, PlayStation announced that God of War Ragnarök had become the fastest selling first-party launch title in publisher history, with 5.1 million copies sold in its launch week. The game has been nominated in 10 categories at the upcoming The Game Awards – even earning a spot for the prestigious Game of the Year trophy, alongside critical darling Elden Ring and PlayStation Horizon exclusive Forbidden West.
God of War Ragnarök photo mode is now available on PS4 and PS5.
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