Your Shadow Of Mordor Screenshots Just Got Snazzier

Your Shadow Of Mordor Screenshots Just Got Snazzier (UPDATE)

What's better than ogling buckets and buckets of orc gore in Shadow of Mordor? Spiffing up those same heaping piles of gratuity with Instagram-esque filters, you say? Well, if you actually did say that, then boy do I have the thing for you.

Shadow of Mordordeveloper and master of not communicating effectively Monolith Productions stealthily introduced a new and surprisingly robust photo editing mode to its open-world orc-killing simulator. Or...to certain versions of it at least. Mordor players and fans on the Xbox One and PS4 started to pick up on the nifty new feature last night. It doesn't look like it's arrived for the PC version of the game yet.

Come Thursday morning, Warner Bros. confirmed the new photo mode with a press release, which notes: "The free Photo Mode is available now through the latest online update for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The update for PC will be available very soon."

Regardless of its availability, it gives players a welcome range of options for pinpointing specific gameplay moments and then editing them into snazzy screenshots. Here are some cool examples I found in an imgur album showing some of the things you can now do. Like tweak the filter...

Your Shadow Of Mordor Screenshots Just Got Snazzier (UPDATE)
Your Shadow Of Mordor Screenshots Just Got Snazzier (UPDATE)

...or crop it for more of a cinematic look:

Your Shadow Of Mordor Screenshots Just Got Snazzier (UPDATE)

Hey, look! You can even add a few different logos to make sure your content is properly branded.

Alternatively, you can also just use it to capture some of the game's gorier moments in greater detail:

Your Shadow Of Mordor Screenshots Just Got Snazzier (UPDATE)
Your Shadow Of Mordor Screenshots Just Got Snazzier (UPDATE)
Your Shadow Of Mordor Screenshots Just Got Snazzier (UPDATE)

Or, y'know, its prettier moments too:

Your Shadow Of Mordor Screenshots Just Got Snazzier (UPDATE)
Your Shadow Of Mordor Screenshots Just Got Snazzier (UPDATE)
Your Shadow Of Mordor Screenshots Just Got Snazzier (UPDATE)
Your Shadow Of Mordor Screenshots Just Got Snazzier (UPDATE)

And the ones that are just plain silly:

Your Shadow Of Mordor Screenshots Just Got Snazzier (UPDATE)

Here's a good explainer-type video on how it works from YouTuber Avielence:

And, just for good measure, here's the tutorial video from Warner Bros. as well:

The frustrating part about Mordor's unexpected new feature, as Avialence points out, is that it seems like it's imperfectly applied across the different versions of the game — at least for now. I tested the mode out on my PS4 and made the lead image on this post in a matter of seconds, for instance, but I was only able to do so because Sony's console already has a number of easily accessible means to capture and share screenshots and gameplay footage. For Xbox One players, it's slightly more complicated since the console doesn't have quite as many options as the PS4 does in this regard. ShackNews recommends using the Kinect to say "Xbox, record that", then digging out the relevant image from your console's saved video clips.

The new photo mode comes by way of a free update. All you have to do to activate it is go over to the "game settings" menu and check the little "allow photo mode" box. And then get snapping, of course.

Happy hunting!

via Eurogamer

UPDATE: Mordor publisher Warner Bros has now officially announced the new photo mode via a press release. I've updated to the article to reflect the information they provided.


Comments

    Cool.

    Now fix it so I can save my game.

    spent a bit of time on a photo on x1 only to realise you cant save them, bit gutting.

    This will be on the PC version as well?

      "The update for PC will be available very soon.”

      I've been looking forward to this - it's a good looking game. My friend with a Titan Black will also appreciate it (anything really to justify that purchase!)

    Can someone tell me how to get a hood in this game? i didnt think you could customize your appearance but i see people with hoods in screenshots lately..

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