Middle-earth: Shadow of War New Update Removes Marketplace and Microtransactions

No more loot boxes in Middle-earth: Shadow of War

By Grayshadow, Posted 17 Jul 2018

The infamous microtransactions for Middle-earth: Shadow of War is now gone from the game with the latest update.

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The core promise of the Nemesis System is the ability to build relationships with your personal allies and enemies in a dynamic open world. While purchasing Orcs in the Market is more immediate and provides additional player options, we have come to realize that providing this choice risked undermining the heart of our game, the Nemesis System. It allows you to miss out on the awesome player stories you would have otherwise created, and it compromises those same stories even if you don’t buy anything. Simply being aware that they are available for purchase reduces the immersion in the world and takes away from the challenge of building your personal army and your fortresses. In order to fully restore the core promise of the Nemesis System, we’ll be permanently removing Gold, War Chests and the Market from Shadow of War. This means the option to purchase Gold with real-world money and the ability to gain Orc Followers from War Chests will be removed. There will be a specific amount of time given for players to utilize their unused Gold. If players have unused Gold by the end of the time allotted to spend it, any remaining Gold will be converted to in-game items.

Here are the key features of this latest update.

Removal of the Marketplace and all microtransactions

Changes to the Shadow Wars - Called The Epilogue, the post-campaign features new narration from Shelob, the Witch-king and Dark Talion. Finishing 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.

The follower level cap has now been increased to 80 

Enemy Captain level cap has been increased to 85

Nemesis Improvements include 

More Legendary Orcs to encounter

Followers can provide occasional gifts. 

Savior Feature can be turned off

New Player Skins 


Dark Eltariel 


Middle-earth: Shadow of War is now available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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General Information

Platform(s): Xbox One
Publisher(s): WB Games
Developer(s): Monolith Productions
Genres: Action-Adventure
Themes: Dark Fantasy
Release Date: 2017-09-27

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