God of War Ragnarök Photo Mode Features Includes Expression for Characters; Developer Tips Mentioned as Well

God of War Ragnarök Photo Mode
God of War Ragnarök Photo Mode Santa Monica Studio

God of War Ragnarök is an amazing game but it just got even better. A major update released today brought the highly-demanded Photo Mode feature to the game. It also squashed dozens of bugs and issues. You can read our previous article for more information about the update.

Here, we will discuss the new feature in detail. Photo Mode is exactly what it sounds like letting players snap amazing screenshots within the game. A ton of changeable options are provided to give them more freedom.

Expressions can now be applied to multiple characters. Players can also adjust the field of view, focal length, and camera roll. Vignettes, borders, and logos can be applied to the picture, plus an extra option to hide main or side characters.

Photo Mode Features

  • Apply expressions to the following characters in a scene:
    • Kratos, Atreus, Freya, Brok, Sindri, Tyr, Angrboda, Thor, and Thrúd
  • Hide main or side characters in a scene
  • Adjust camera controls with:
    • Field of View
    • Focal Length
    • Camera Roll
  • Adjust shutter controls with:
    • Depth of Field
    • Focus Distance
    • F-Stop
  • Adjust brightness and filters with:
    • Film Grain
    • Exposure
    • Filter Intensity, with finer controls for Vibrance and Saturation
  • Apply vignettes, borders, and logos

Photo Mode in God of War Ragnarök can be a little intimidating for players in the beginning. Thankfully, Santa Monico has provided some crucial tips to ease the use of this feature. So, go ahead and post your breathtaking shots on social media.

Photo Mode Tips

  1. Adjust the Filter Intensity, Vibrance, and Saturation on your desired filter for a wider range of colors.
  2. Be sure to add a vignette when appropriate to give your shot more depth.
  3. Don’t be afraid to roll the camera a little bit, especially when shooting combat. It can make your screenshots feel more dynamic and less like the camera is always shooting from a fixed horizontal position.
  4. If you like to take vertical shots, you can roll the camera 90 degrees to give yourself the much-needed headroom.
  5. Remember, lighting is everything! Your screenshots will really pop if the subject of your shot is properly lit. Know where your light source is when entering Photo Mode to give your subject proper visibility.
  6. Take your time looking for a shot you’re happy with. A lot of times, you can enter photo mode thinking of taking a specific shot only to find something else better during that moment. Explore with the camera and move about the scene and see what jumps out at you.

Visit the official blog for more information.

So, what do you think? Are you interested in Photo Mode? Are you planning to snap some incredible shots? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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