'World Of Warcraft' Is Getting Selfies. Yes, Really.


World of Warcraft is constantly expanding, with developer Blizzard continually adding new content in the form of dungeons, quests and more. 

And selfies. Yes, you read that correctly -- World of Warcraft, a massively-multiplayer online roleplaying game where players become heroes in a fantasy world filled with demons, magic and sweet, sweet loot, is getting a selfie feature.

It's currently part of the game's upcoming Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.1, which just went live on the game's public test realm. Players who complete the rare garrison mission called "Field Photography" will be rewarded with an item called the S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera that when used will turn a camera around to face the player. Players can then tweak the angle of the image and snap a picture.

But it wouldn't be a true selfie without being able to make ridiculous faces, and Blizzard has that covered as well. Characters who have the S.E.L.F.I.E. camera pointed at them will automatically make different emotive faces, including the infamous "duckface." After the picture is taken it is automatically uploaded to the game's screenshot folder.

There's an additional follower bonus mission where you can also get an upgrade for the camera, called the S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera MkII, which includes...wait for it...filters, Instagram style. 

The camera is launching alongside a new built-in Twitter functionality for the game. Players can link their Twitter account to their WoW account in order to send Tweets with links to items, achievements and even in-game screenshots to all their followers. You can bet the S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera is being added just for this reason.

As silly as it all sounds, it makes perfect sense for a game like World of Warcraft.  Players like to show off their character (and their loot) in MMOs. After all, what is the point of defeating that incredibly hard boss and getting that epic one-hand sword if you can't brag about it to all your friends? Adding the Twitter and selfie functionality gives players an easier way to show off their accomplishments and memorialize epic moments. 

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