How to Use Photo Mode in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

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The latest game from Ubisoft’s massive historical open world franchise, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, is beautiful. It’s just as well, then, that it has a photo mode, letting you admire and capture your surroundings as you wish.

The photo mode can be accessed at any point of the game, as long as you’re not in a cutscene. Whenever you have control of your character – whether that’s Alexios or Kassandra – you can stop what you’re doing, freeze the game and enter photo mode. Here’s how to do it.

How to access photo mode in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Accessing photo mode is easy – and is in fact the same as it was in Assassin’s Creed Origins. At any point of the game (outside of cutscenes), simply press in both analogue sticks.


Once both analogue sticks have been pressed in, the action will freeze, allowing you to rotate the camera and tweak a number of other settings to create your perfect photo.

The left analogue stick will change the position of the camera, rotating in a wide circle around your character. Pushing the d-pad up or down will allow you pan the camera vertically, helpful if you want to shoot from the ground or in the air. You can also tilt the camera by pressing LB/RB (L1 or R1 on PlayStation). And pressing the left trigger will allow you to access further options, fine tuning brightness, contrast and colour.

How to save photos in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

When you’re in Odyssey’s photo mode, you’ll be prompted to press A/X to save your photo. This is fine, and doing so will save the photo in a directory on your console. However, if you want to have control over where you save your images – or share them directly on social media – there is a better way.

Not pressing any buttons for around five seconds will make the photo mode’s heads-up display disappear, leaving you with a nice, clean image. From here, you can use native capture tools to save your photo. Perhaps you have a capture card, and save directly to your hard drive. On PS4, you can hit the ‘share’ button and save your photo however you please. On Xbox One, you can press the ‘Xbox’ button to access your save and share functions.

And that’s it. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey sure is a beautiful game, so have fun creating works of art in the game’s massive recreation of Ancient Greece.