We expected the improved photo mode to be the best thing about PS4 hit Horizon Zero Dawn‘s new 1.13 patch. It is.
Sure, you can now sort your inventory better and de-clutter the game map so that this:
Can look like this:
That’s nice, but nicer is that you can pose Aloy in the game’s improved photo mode to create goofy shots like this:
Note the lack of a headpiece. Aloy usually wears a skull hat as part of that outfit, but the new patch lets you take the headpieces off. Good, because some of them don’t look that great.
But, again, it’s the improved photo mode that’s the star of 1.13. Pause the game, access photo mode, and you can edit shots. Thanks to the patch, you can add new filters and even change Aloy’s facial expression. Witness, for example, our hero in the “joy” pose, first with no expression and then with a “pure” one. What a difference!
(Note: You cannot change the facial expression of the game’s rampaging beasts. Maybe next time?)