World of Warcraft Gets Selfie Camera, Instagram-Like Filters

Blizzard's latest game update lets players take self-portraits and apply a range of filters.

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The latest feature Blizzard Entertainment added to its genre-defining PC MMO World of Warcraft may not be what you expect. The developer has launched a new camera option that allows players to take self-portraits, more commonly known today as "selfies."

The functionality, available via the S.E.L.F.I.E. item, rolled out recently as part of World of Warcraft's 6.1 patch. This update is available now on the game's Public Test Realm.

World of Warcraft players can pick up the S.E.L.F.I.E. camera by completing a new, level 100 mission titled Field Photography. The pictures players take are saved to their screenshots folder. Characters can even emote so that players can capture all manner of facial expressions.

The S.E.L.F.I.E. camera can even be upgraded to the S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera Mk II, which includes three filters: "sketch," "black and white," and "death."

WoW Insider reports that World of Warcraft Patch 6.1 also introduces new Twitter in-game functionality, though it remains to be seen if players will be able to share their selfies directly through the social networking site.

World of Warcraft isn't the first high-profile game to feature a selfie camera, as Rockstar Games' open-world action game Grand Theft Auto V also includes such a tool.

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