God of War Ragnarök Photo Mode Update Now Available; Features & Official Tips Shared

Sony and developer Santa Monica Studios have announced that their latest action-adventure, God of War Ragnarök, has been updated to include Photo Mode, boasting a slew of appealing options.

Players can make use of the following features when trying to snap some shots:

  • 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

Additionally, QA Lead Tim Ward shared the following tips for those really seeking to dig into the depths Photo Mode:

  1. Adjust the Filter IntensityVibrance, 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.

For some more detailed looks at what Photo Mode can provide, check out the official PlayStation Blog post.

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God of War Ragnarök is now available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

God of War: Ragnarök continues the story of Kratos and Atreus in the lands of Norse mythology. This time, the father and son try to stop Ragnarök as they face the God of Thunder himself, Thor. Atreus is more grown up now, and the duo seeks the Norse god of war, Tyr, for guidance.


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