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Hogwarts Legacy free update brings Photo Mode, available today

Since the launch of Hogwarts Legacy last year, we’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of support and love from players and fans. There are millions of new students now attending Hogwarts themselves, and we wanted to give a small thank you to everyone with a free update bringing a highly requested feature to the game: Photo Mode!

Photo Mode image of Hippogriff over the Black Lake at sunrise.

Hogwarts Legacy’s Photo Mode lets you harness your inner photographer to compose and capture screenshots of your favorite characters, moments, and locations throughout the game. Whether inside the halls of the eponymous castle or out in the rolling hills of the surrounding Scottish Highlands, players can now use a variety of camera tools to get the perfect shot and remember their experiences in the wizarding world.

Photo Mode image of Hippogriff flying past Hogwarts.

Hogwarts Legacy Photo Mode Features

To enter photo mode, simply pause the game and tap the Square button. Once you are ready to take the screenshot, hide the Photo Mode UI with the Square button and tap the Create button on your DualSense wireless controller or Share button on your DualShock 4 controller.

Check out the full list of features at the bottom of this article.

Photo Mode image of Hippogriff over the Black Lake during daytime.

Additional update features

Along with the Photo Mode, we have a few other small additions and features included in this update. 

Talent point reset

Players can now reset their talent points from the Field Guide menu to try out different playstyles. You can either fully reset your allocated talent points, or individually undo specific talent points. Each talent point you reset will cost 200 gold. 

New cosmetics

We’ve brought a few new cosmetic items to Hogwarts Legacy to add a fresh look to your next playthrough. Our artists were inspired by one of the wizarding world’s most famous Azkaban escapees to make the Azkaban Coat and Azkaban Prisoner’s Outfit.

Last year, we showed off The Glasses That Lived in our Hogwarts Legacy Easter Egg video. Many players asked us how they could get their hands on them, and we’ve finally rescued these circular taped spectacles from the cupboard under the stairs so you can wear them for yourself. You’ll also get the Onyx Hippogriff mount, as well as the new Lavender Borealis broom.

In addition, we’ve made several bug fixes and optimizations for players.

Thank you for all your support for Hogwarts Legacy! The Hogwarts Legacy Summer 2024 update is available to download now on PS5 and PS4, free for all players! Share your favorite captures from the Photo Mode with us using the hashtag #CaptureTheUnwritten, and we’ll see you at Hogwarts.


Full list of Photo Mode features:

  • Camera Functions
    • Move
    • Rotate
    • Tilt
    • Field of View
  • Visual Controls
    • Depth of Field
    • Focus Distance
    • Focus Amount
    • Exposure
    • Contrast
    • Saturation
    • Vignette Strength
  • Visual Filters and Effects (the strength of all filters can be adjusted with a slider)
    • Black and White
    • Dusty
    • Gryffindor
    • Slytherin
    • Ravenclaw
    • Hufflepuff
    • Sombre
    • Frozen
    • Taupe
    • Deathly Hallows
    • Portrait
    • Canvas
    • Chromatic Aberration 
    • Film Grain
  • Hide Character
  • Hide NPCs
  • Character Poses
    • Standing 1
    • Standing 2
    • Standing 3
    • Sitting 1
    • Sitting 2
    • Sitting 3
    • Fighting 1
    • Fighting 2
    • Fighting 3
    • Fighting 4
    • Taunt
  • Frames
    • Letterbox (2:1)
    • Letterbox (2.4:1)
    • Letterbox (4:3)
    • Letterbox (1:1)
    • Letterbox (9:16)
    • Classic
    • Ornate
    • Wooden
    • Parchment
    • Paper
    • Gryffindor
    • Slytherin
    • Ravenclaw
    • Hufflepuff
    • Clouds
    • Veil
    • Floo Flames
    • Pensieve
  • Hogwarts Legacy and House Crest Logos
  • Adjust Time of Day and Season
    • Any changes made here will revert once you exit Photo Mode
  • 3×3 Grid
    • Allows players to compose their shots by the rule of thirds
  • Photo Effects
  • UI Toggle
  • Reset all settings except camera position

Originally posted by blog.playstation.com

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