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World of Warcraft gets a selfie camera, Instagram-style filters

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Blizzard is making it easier than ever to capture your Night Elf's duckface, thanks to a new selfie camera coming to World of Warcraft. Patch 6.1, which recently rolled out to WoW's public test realms, adds the S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera, a new toy designed to make picture-taking a bit more self-centered.

World of Warcraft players can snag the S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera after completing a new, level 100 mission called Field Photography. The new toy lets players turn the camera on themselves and snap a selfie, which is saved to their screenshots folder. Player's characters will even emote while the camera is trained on them to capture photos of smiles, alluring kissy faces and more.

Players can then upgrade the camera to the S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera Mk. II by tackling another mission: Lens Some Hands. That item upgrade enables a trio of filters: sketch, black and white and death.

WoW's new selfies do appear to have something of a clipping issue, as the player's camera arm seems to be problematic. Warcraft's version of the selfie stick can't be far behind.

Patch 6.1 also added Twitter integration, letting players send tweets about items they've looted, achievements and screenshots, like selfies of your improved Blood Elf, which just got the new characters models introduced in Warlords of Draenor.

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