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Monolith's action-RPG and walking-into-Mordor simulator Middle-earth: Shadow of War is about to get some free content, and then offer you some premium DLCs to go along with it. The free DLCs will allow you to pit your Orcs against other players' Orcs, play through the game on a higher difficulty, and endlessly defend your fortresses from the forces of Sauron, among some other new features.
The premium DLCs will add two new Orc tribes and two pieces of story content in the Blade of Galadriel and Desolation of Mordor expansions. You can purchase them separately or with an Expansion Pass. Here's what the Pass will get you:
Check out this press release for some additional information, including the specific release dates and pricing information:
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced various free content updates and features coming this year to Middle-earth: Shadow of War, providing players with new ways to continue the battle for Mordor and capture every epic moment. Upcoming free downloadable content (DLC) updates and features include:
Additionally, release dates have now been announced for the Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion (Available Nov. 21) and the Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion (Available Dec. 12), both of which are part of the Middle-earth: Shadow of War Expansion Pass.
- Endless Siege – Defend your fortresses against Sauron’s forces as the Dark Lord tries to reclaim Mordor in the Endless Siege. (Available Nov. 21)
- Rebellion – Crush the rebel Ologs and Uruks in your forces as they seek to undermine the Bright Lord. (Available Nov. 21)
- Enhanced Photo Mode – Capture every battle and siege and apply new filters, frames and textures with the Enhanced Photo Mode update. (Available Nov. 21)
- Online Fight Pits – Challenge another player’s Orc follower, Overlord vs. Overlord, to a fight to the death in the arena to earn powerful rewards and upgrades. (Available Dec. 5)
- Brutal Difficulty – A new higher difficulty level even more challenging than Nemesis with no last chances. (Available Dec. 12)
The Middle-earth: Shadow of War Expansion Pass is currently available for $39.99, or included as part of the Shadow of War Gold Edition for $99.99. The Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion (Available Nov. 21), Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion (Available Dec. 12) and Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion (Available Feb. 2018) can each be purchased à la carte for $14.99. The Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion (Available May 2018) can be purchased à la carte for $19.99.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War is now available for the Xbox One family of consoles, Windows 10 PC through the Windows 10 Store, Steam, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro.
Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an open world action RPG that continues the original narrative of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Players will be engrossed in a richer, more personal and expansive world full of epic heroes and villains, iconic locations, original enemy types, more personalities and a new cast of characters with untold stories.