There’s a free update for “Middle-earth: Shadow of War” available, bringing along some new content updates and a wide-array of improvements. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment detailed the update shortly after it went live, the patch offers a host of new enhancements and content to provide existing players and newcomers with the best gameplay experience.
The update brings together a multitude of different elements, including a richer campaign experience, streamlined post-game Epilogue, new player skins, Legendary gear, and the removal of the market. Those aren’t the only changes, you can find a short list of the latest changes, as detailed by the developers.
The market and microtransactions have been completely removed from Shadow of War. Orcs recruited through Online Vendettas and Ranked Conquests will now be stored in the Garrison, and in-game Mirian can now be used to train, upgrade and customize your personal Orc army. Renamed the Epilogue, the post-campaign has been vastly streamlined to include new narration from Shelob, the Witch-king and Dark Talion. Victory in the Epilogue rewards players with the Masks of the Nazgûl, unlocks powerful new abilities to raise the dead, curse enemies and summons more powerful monsters. And players also have the option to continue upgrading and defending their fortresses and army in Mordor after the final credits conclude.
The follower level cap has now been increased to 80 and the enemy Captain level cap has been increased to 85. Plus, players can level up faster with greater XP rewards for Nemesis Missions, defeating Captains and Online Conquests. New Prestige Skills are available and offer incremental upgrades to skills. Players can also spend Mirian to upgrade gear to current levels by completing the upgrade challenge, and these gear upgrades now allow players to re-roll abilities for the perfect combo.
There are also more Legendary Orcs to encounter, more ways to get Training Orders (incl. Legendary Training Orders) and followers can now surprise players with the occasional gift. And if any followers are too keen to help out and have been stealing kills, there is now the option to turn off the Savior feature in the menu.
Players can now take the fight to Sauron as Celebrimbor, reliving the first War for Mordor, or battle as Dark Eltariel and Baranor.
Shadow of War is available for the Xbox One, PC, and PS4. The story is set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the game is an open world action RPG that continues the original narrative of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.