God of War Update Adds a Photo Mode and Sizes Up Its Eye-Straining Text Again

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May 9
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Yet another new God of War update hits today, and this one adds a major new feature. As promised a few weeks back, God of War is getting Photo Mode. You can check out some images captured using the new mode in the gallery below.

It sounds like God of War’s Photo Mode will include all the features you’d expect, and then some. Here’s a full rundown of the features, courtesy of Sony:

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With Photo Mode, players will be able to unleash their creativity and experience the world, its fast paced combat, the beautifully crafted environments and its deadly characters like never before. With player choice being such a central theme to many of the decisions we made on God of War, we sought to deliver a Photo Mode with lots of options and we’re excited to put it in your hands!

Photo Mode can be accessed either through the Options Menu or by enabling Touch Pad Quick Access (which can be enabled via the settings). To control the Photo Mode camera, use the Left and Right Thumb Sticks to navigate around the scene, and use the R2 and L2 buttons to pan up or down. You can move the camera back to its original position at any time by pressing Square. There are five tabs in the Photo Mode menu that house all of the customization options within Photo Mode.

  • Camera: Adjust the Field of View, Focal Length, and Camera Roll.
  • Aperture: Adjust the Depth of Field, Focus Distance, and F-Stop.
  • Filters: Adjust the Film Grain, Exposure, Filter, and Filter Intensity options.
  • Borders: Add a Vignette and adjust Vignette Intensity, and Vignette Falloff. This includes a variety of Border styles and the official God of War logo.
  • Characters: Toggle the visibility of Kratos, Atreus, and all other characters in the scene. And my personal favorite, we’ve added the ability to change Kratos and Atreus’s facial expressions!

Hey, what’s a good father-son bonding trip without the ability to take goofy selfies? In addition to Photo Mode, update 1.20 will increase the size of the game’s infamous eye-straining menu text across the board. Full patch notes haven’t been released yet, but who has time to read patch notes when you’re busy taking pictures of Kratos in embarrassing situations?

God of War is available now on PS4.

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