Photo mode is now available in God of War Ragnarök – PlayStation.Blog

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

Since the launch of photo mode in God of War (2018), we’ve been continually amazed by the amount of talent and passion in the video game photography community that has flocked to the game.

From quiet moments with Kratos and Atreus, to the elegant and brutal battle shots of ice and fire flying, the range of photographers taking pictures in God of War has been a constant source of inspiration for our team.

With this latest update to God of War Ragnarök, we’re excited to finally give you full access to photo mode in this game as well!

God of War Ragnarök – Photo Mode Features

  • Use expressions on the following characters in a scene:
    • Kratos, Atreus, Freya, Brok, Sindri, Angrboda, Thor and Thrúd

All images in this article were taken on PS5

  • Hide main or side characters in a scene

  • Adjust the camera controls with:
    • Field of vision
    • Focal length
    • Camera roll

  • Adjust the shutter controls with:
    • Depth of field
    • Focus distance
    • F-Stop

  • Adjust brightness and filters with:
    • Film Korn
    • Exposure
    • Filter intensity, with finer controls for Vibrance and Saturation

  • Use vignettes, frames and logos

To get you started, we’ve asked Santa Monica Studio Photo Mode aficionado and QA Lead Tim Ward for some tips (and amazing photos)!

Tips for photo mode

  1. Adjust Filter intensity, Life forceand Saturation on the desired filter for a wider selection of colors.

  1. Be sure to add a vignette when it is appropriate to give your chance more depth.
  1. Don’t be afraid to roll the camera slightly, especially when shooting match. It can make the screenshots feel more dynamic and less like the camera always takes pictures from a fixed horizontal position.

  1. If you like to take vertical pictures, you can scroll camera 90 degrees to give yourself that much needed headroom.
  1. Remember, lighting is everything! Your screenshots will really pop if the subject of your photo is properly lit. Know where the light source is when you enter photo mode to give your subject the right visibility.

  1. Take your time looking for a shot you’re happy with. Many times you may go into photo mode and think about taking a specific photo only to find something else is better at that moment. Explore with the camera and move around the scene and see what jumps out at you.

We can’t wait to see the photos you take in God of War Ragnarök! Make sure you share them with us by tagging us on Twitter @SonySantaMonica or using the hashtag #GodofWarRagnarok!


For the latest updates surrounding God of War Ragnarök, make sure you follow Santa Monica Studio on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. To join the conversation with other fans, head over to the official Santa Monica Studio Discord!

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

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