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God of War Ragnarok has a secret photo mode
We'll be snapping Kratos soon enough
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📸 An in-development photo mode has been found in God of War Ragnarok
😏 Modder Speclizer discovered the mode and managed to launch it
💪 It looks to expand on the photo mode of the previous game
📅 Developer Santa Monica Studio plans to release it in full mode later
A resourceful God of War Ragnarok player has found and unlocked an unfinished photo mode in the recently release game, letting them snap pictures of Kratos and Atreus on the fly.
Only days after the game released, modder Speclizer shared a clip of them using the photo mode on Twitter. Having rummaged through the game’s files, they unearthed the in-development feature and were able to activate it through Ragnarok’s in-game options menu.
Speaking to Eurogamer, Speclizer said the photo mode is almost identical to that of 2018’s God of War. It features a few UI tweaks, as well as the added option to change Mimir’s expression.
But this is unlikely the final version of the mode. Before launch, developer Santa Monica Studio said a photo mode was in development and was set to roll out on an unspecified date after launch. The version found here is likely an early iteration.
Speclizer hasn’t revealed how they launched the photo mode, and it probably involves a process too technical to bother delving into. For the time being, rest assured that the feature is coming and should nicely expand on its predecessor.
Although a minor part of the game, a photo mode would be a welcome addition to God of War Ragnarok. The game’s grandiose natural landscapes and brilliantly detailed characters make it a fantasy photographer’s paradise. The only way it could be improved is by displaying your creations on a 10m television. Haven’t got one of those? Sony has.
Although you might be too wrapped up in the game’s story to sightsee. In his God of War Ragnarok review, Adam noted Kratos and Atreus’ second adventure lacked none of the emotional punch of their first outing, with a spectacular cast of characters and set pieces keeping the action alive.
It didn’t quite make it onto our pick of the best PS5 games, but don’t write off Ragnarok as a has-been. Series fans and those who love spectacular first-party Sony games are in for a treat, especially now its day-one patch has dealt with its bugs and glitches.
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