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A new update has been released for Middle-earth: Shadow of War alongside the Desolation of Mordor DLC.

As previously promised, the update removes the ability to purchase Gold with real money. Players can still use the gold they have and earn more from in-game challenges until all gold is removed from the game on July 17th.

The update also improves the Nemesis System by making it so Overlords can have bodyguards, upgrades Photo Mode with new filters, an introduces Brutal Difficulty. In this new difficulty mode, enemies are as fast and lethal as on Gravewalker difficulty, but player damage is increased greatly, and player Might and Wrath meters fill faster.

Read the full patch notes here.

Players can also now purchase the Desolation of Mordor story DLC for the game. The DLC puts players in the shoes of Baranor, the Captain of Minas Ithil, who has escaped the fallen city and been reunited with his lost brother, Serka. With the help of his brother, Baranor must hire an army of human mercenaries to combat a new Orc threat to the East.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War update removes microtransactions

Nemesis System enhancements, Brutal difficulty, and more are included in the latest Middle-earth: Shadow of War update.

By Matthew Bennett | 05/9/2018 10:08 AM PT

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A new update has been released for Middle-earth: Shadow of War alongside the Desolation of Mordor DLC.

As previously promised, the update removes the ability to purchase Gold with real money. Players can still use the gold they have and earn more from in-game challenges until all gold is removed from the game on July 17th.

The update also improves the Nemesis System by making it so Overlords can have bodyguards, upgrades Photo Mode with new filters, an introduces Brutal Difficulty. In this new difficulty mode, enemies are as fast and lethal as on Gravewalker difficulty, but player damage is increased greatly, and player Might and Wrath meters fill faster.

Read the full patch notes here.

Players can also now purchase the Desolation of Mordor story DLC for the game. The DLC puts players in the shoes of Baranor, the Captain of Minas Ithil, who has escaped the fallen city and been reunited with his lost brother, Serka. With the help of his brother, Baranor must hire an army of human mercenaries to combat a new Orc threat to the East.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Read More


About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89