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Doom update adds photo mode this week

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Bone up on your photography skills

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Doom's first post-launch content update will add a photo mode to the first-person shooter when it arrives this Thursday, June 30, publisher Bethesda Softworks announced today.

Photo mode is becoming an increasingly common feature in games these days. Titles as varied as Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Forza Horizon 2 allow players to make the in-game interface disappear and compose screenshots like they would a photograph.

Doom's photo mode, which Bethesda announced earlier this month, will be available as a toggle in the game settings once you've loaded into a campaign mission. Thursday's patch adds another setting to Doom, and it's one that longtime fans of the franchise will appreciate. A new option for the weapon placement makes guns show up centered on the bottom of the screen — just like in the original Doom (see screenshot above).

In addition to those features, the patch includes a host of improvements to the SnapMap interface, and bug fixes for both the single-player and multiplayer modes. You can see the full patch notes on Bethesda's website. For more on Doom, read our review.