Published on December 6th, 2022 | by Adrian Gunning

Photo Mode now available in God of War Ragnarök

God of War Ragnarök is now picture-ready! With the latest update, players will now have access to the Photo Mode feature.

From quiet moments with Kratos and Atreus, to the elegant and brutal combat shots with ice and fire flying – the range of the photographers who take shots in God of War has been a constant source of inspiration.

With this latest update to God of War Ragnarök, PlayStation is pleased to finally be able to give players access to Photo Mode in this game as well!

God of War Ragnarök – 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

To get players started, Santa Monica Studio Photo Mode aficionado and QA Lead Tim Ward has shared some tips (and amazing photos)!

Photo Mode Tips 

  • Adjust the Filter Intensity, Vibrance, and Saturation on your desired filter for a wider range of colours.
  • Be sure to add a vignette when appropriate to give your shot more depth.
  • 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.
  • If you like to take vertical shots, you can roll the camera 90 degrees to give yourself the much-needed headroom.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Players be sure to tag @SonySantaMonica or use the hashtag #GodofWarRagnarök to share.

God of War Ragnarök is available now on PS5 and PS4. Get your copy here.

For more information on God of War head to the PlayStation Blog.

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About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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