Deathloop’s third major update is now available on PlayStation 5! Game Update 3 introduces a new Photo Mode, additional accessibility options, unique PlayStation 5 avatars and more, all for free.
Read on for Photo Mode highlights and new accessibility options, with insights from members of the Arkane Lyon team.
Express yourself with a wide variety of filters, stickers, poses, and other customization options in Deathloop’s new Photo Mode. Available only in single player, Photo Mode can be accessed through the Pause menu on any map or by activating the Photo Mode shortcut. To enable shortcut on PS5:
- Options > Controls > ‘Controller’ tab > Quick access to Photo mode > Yes
- Once in game, double-tap the Create button (button to the left of the trackpad) on your DualSense controller to open Photo Mode
“This Photo Mode is a great way to let our players get creative using Deathloop’s unique art and levels,” says producer Jeremy Leulier. “The only creative limitations are defined by the imagination of our players. We are very excited at Arkane to see how deep players will dig into all the different options and what they will come up with.”
In addition to being able to select your filters and angles like a professional photographer, you can switch between Colt and Julianna, change their outfits and weapons (including specific weapon and mask variation), and strike over a dozen shareable poses. .
“One of our biggest challenges was adapting Photo Mode for a first-person shooter where your character isn’t shown apart from hands and weapons,” explains Leulier. “We wanted to provide the best possible experience for this mode and we took the time to thoroughly test it and even solicited feedback from gamers who are experts in using different photo modes in games. We enjoyed testing Photo Mode so much that we added many relevant options for the player to make it even more fun and enjoyable to use.”
“Every time we release a game, photo mode has been one of the most requested features by gamers,” adds studio director Dinga Bakaba. “Seeing how virtual photographers were able to take amazing shots in our worlds without one, we couldn’t be more excited to empower the entire community with these tools.”
“We are really grateful to the players and community of allies who gave us so much feedback when Deathloop launched,” says Lead UI/UX Designer Yoann Bazoge. “We took the time to read all accessibility reviews and watch player videos explaining why they couldn’t play Deathloop. We then worked on a document listing all the feedback and put together a roadmap of what the additions would be for Game Update 3.”
Game Update 3 introduces over 30 additional accessibility improvements and options, from improved menu navigation and interface options to a host of new gameplay options. The update also adds a dedicated Accessibility category, which can be found in the options menu. This new menu summarizes existing options, as well as many of the new options available with this update, including:
- New game settings that allow players to further customize combat in Single Player mode (most are not available for Online or Friends modes). This includes increasing or decreasing combat difficulty, adjusting the number of replays, and slowing down the game.
- New subtitle and HUD options, such as customizing the size, opacity, and color of various text and graphic elements.
- Easier menu navigation, allowing the use of directional buttons on the controller to navigate up and down menu lists. Cursor speed can now also be adjusted in settings to help navigate settings with a controller.
“One of the things we didn’t expect when we started accessibility features was how useful and fun some of these options can be for everyone,” says Bakaba. “My favorites are the slow motion, which allows everyone to do an otherwise nearly impossible chain of actions, and the Reprise count, which allows you to experiment without consequence with the infinite settings. On the contrary, you can use the Reprise count to make the game more challenging by turning Reprise off entirely.”
“Accessibility in games is a complex issue,” says Bazoge. “We estimate that more than 400 million players need additional help to play. That is a lot of people who may feel left out without some of these options. When we started discussing it with our teams, people were very excited about the idea of developing all of this.”
Free Deathloop Avatars for PS5
Show your love for your favorite Deathloop character with these free PlayStation 5 avatars featuring the game’s colorful cast, from our hero Colt to the eccentric and chaotic Visionaries. This collection of 9 avatars is available for free to all PS5 users. Instructions and redemption codes for each region are below.
- SIEA (North America, South America): 7673-6HNN-K887
- SIEE (Europe, Africa, Middle East, Oceania): 3XF7-QANX-CJ6A
- SIEJ (Japan): QQH5-75NA-3TBP
- SIE Asia (Asia): KB3H-FQNJ-5BCT
- SIEK (South Korea): AN6J-FGNM-CCH7
To redeem on your PS5:
- Go to Settings > Users and accounts.
- Select Account > Payment and subscriptions > Redeem codes.
- Enter the code and select Redeem.
*These codes are for promotional purposes only and have no cash or retail value. Each code can be redeemed up to 1 million times, except SIEK, which can be redeemed up to 500,000 times. Each code must be redeemed before: 04/18/27 (SIEA/SIEE); 01/01/38 (SIEJ); 04/29/27 (SIEK); 04/29/27 (SIE Asia). Each code is available only on PlayStation 5 in the specified region and requires an Internet connection and PlayStation account (Deathloop game not included and sold separately).
*Arkane Lyon would like to thank Joshua Straub at Apex Access and Jérome Dupire at CapGame for helping us improve accessibility in Deathloop. We are also grateful to Ludovic Helme for his tireless work on our new photo mode. Thank you!