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Shadow of War Expansion Pass Includes New Nemeses and Campaigns

The Expansion Pass DLC packs for Middle-earth: Shadow of War have been detailed and they include new Orc tribes and some new playable characters. You know, for those who just want More-dor.


Orcs have been slain by the thousands in Middle-earth: Shadow of War, but there are orc-slayers out there that believe this still isn't enough. For those people, the Shadow of War Expansion Pass is on the horizon. Wednesday morning, publisher Warner Bros. revealed new details on what the Expansion Pass is set to contain.

Two pieces of DLC will be dedicated to adding new tribes. The Slaughter tribe hungers for blood and can ambush players anytime, while the Outlaw tribe are rebels that reject any notion of rule. Both tribes will offer new mission, Epic and Legendary Orcs, a new fortress, and Legendary gear.

In terms of story expansions, players will get to play as Eltariel in the Blade of Galadriel storyline. In addition to a new storyline, players will get to familiarize themselves with entirely new combat tools and encounters, while also getting the Eltariel skin for the main story.

The second story expansion is called Desolation of Mordor, allowing players to step into the role of Baranor. Fighting alongside Dwarven Hunter Torvin, the premise of this story involves warding off an Orc threat off to the East by hiring mercenaries and fighting against dangerous threats without the aid of a Ring or wraith. The latter campaign changes things up significantly by adding roguelike elements to the game. The Baranor character skin will also be added to the main story.

The Expansion Pass fun begins in November with the Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion. The Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Tribe Expansion will be released in December, while the Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion hits in February and the Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion rounds things out in May. Those who own the Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gold Edition will have access to these DLC packs at no extra charge, while everyone else can pick up the expansion pass for $39.99. For more(dor), let's watch the trailer below. And for those who still need some help getting through the game, check out our guide.

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    October 25, 2017 9:45 AM

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      October 25, 2017 10:03 AM

      I love this game, I really do! But.... Man, I don't really need MORE of it.

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        October 25, 2017 10:05 AM

        I was thinking expansions to the Nemesis system could be fun. But more campaign stuff?

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha noooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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      October 25, 2017 10:06 AM

      I'll wait for the full reviews.

      The shadow of mordor expansion pass was fucking awful. The Bright Lord dlc was okay, but not fantastic. Everything else was trash.

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        October 25, 2017 10:16 AM

        Yeah I bought the season pass for Mordor and never played any of it. I loved the hell out of that game, but there was more than enough to do and adding more below average missions wasn't necessary.

    • Zek legacy 10 years legacy 20 years
      October 25, 2017 10:07 AM

      Maybe they should come out with DLC that deletes the last Act, and all the story missions while they're at it.

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