It’s been four years since its release, and God of War 2018 has finally made the jump onto the PC platform. The port comes with a host of graphic settings and optimizations to take advantage of the full power of PC gaming. One of the major draws of gaming on PC is using mods to revamp the experience completely.
Modding has been a staple in PC gaming for years now. Games like GTA V and The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim have a massive list of mods that can be used for anything from minor cosmetic changes to adding entire chunks of new content.
Skyrim owes much of its popularity and relevancy to the PC modding community that is active to this very day. With God of War now on the PC, it was only a matter of time before mods would start being made for the title.
The beauty of mods is that even the most minor, most unintrusive mod can result in seeing the game in a whole new light. A recent mod for God of War shown in a YouTube video now allows players to increase their field of view in the game, giving players a more expansive look at the surroundings, as the camera gains more distance from Kratos’ shoulder.
In the video mentioned above, the modder demonstrates how the simple field of view change can give the game a whole new feeling. The fight with Baldur becomes quite different, and while some may feel it takes away from the cinematic feel, others applauded the mod for letting players see more easily behind Kratos’ back.
While increasing the field of view may not be an aesthetic choice for everyone, it does provide a new perspective to fights and cutscenes.
People felt it was helpful to be able to see more of their surroundings without needing to look around and risk getting attacked from behind. This could be especially useful for those moments in the game when there are many enemies to face, and Kratos has a chance to be ganged up on from the back.
Modders will continue to change aspects about God of War and expect some silly mods as well. However, God of War director Cory Barlog has stated that he supports modding the game on PC. So with that sanction, modders are free to do as they wish with their newest title.
About God of War(2018)
Developed by Santa Monica Studios, God of War is a single-player action-adventure game. Unlike the previous installments of the franchise that deals with Greek mythology, this installment is set in Norse lore.
Before dying, Kratos’ second wife’s last wish is for her to be cremated at the highest peak of the nine realms. Therefore, with his son, Atreus, Kratos embarks on a difficult journey teeming with monsters and gods to fulfill his wife’s final request.