Free update enhances Middle-earth: Shadow of War gameplay

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Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment has released a free update for Middle-earth: Shadow of War which brings a raft of gameplay enhancements.

You can check the patch notes for your chosen platform here. But Warner Bros describes what the update brings thus: “This robust update brings together a multitude of different elements, including a richer campaign experience, streamlined post-game Epilogue, new player skins and Legendary gear and the removal of the market, in addition to hundreds of other improvements.” 

Regarding the removal of the market, the company says: “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 customise your personal Orc army.” 

And it summarises the gameplay improvements thus: “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.” 

Plus, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment confirms that the follower level cap has been increased to 80 and the enemy Captain level cap increased to 85. In addition, the game now provides greater XP rewards for Nemesis Missions, defeating Captains and Online Conquests. Nemesis improvements have increased the number of Legendary Orcs and brought more ways to get Training Orders. And the upgrade has introduced three new player skins. 

Head to the game’s official website for more info.