Photo Mode now available in God of War Ragnarök

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Photo Mode now available in God of War Ragnarök

Start snapping photos across the Nine Realms with the latest update. 

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

Since the release of photo mode in God of War (2018), we’ve been continuously amazed by the amount of talent and passion in the Video Game Photographer community that has gathered to the game. 

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 for our team. 

With this latest update to God of War Ragnarök, we’re happy to finally be able to give you all 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

All images in this article captured on PS5

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

Photo Mode Tips 

  1. Adjust the Filter Intensity, Vibrance, and Saturation on your desired filter for a wider range of colors. 

  1. Be sure to add a vignette when appropriate to give your shot more depth.
  1. 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. 

  1. If you like to take vertical shots, you can roll the camera 90 degrees to give yourself the much-needed headroom.
  1. 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.

  1. 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.

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

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

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