Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released the latest expansion for Middle-earth: Shadow of War. In addition to the DLC content, various free content updates are available as well including a new Brutal Difficulty option.
In the Desolation of Mordor story expansion, players control Baranor, the Captain of Minas Ithil and survivor of the city’s demise. As Baranor, the player can command the forces of Man againstthe Orc threat to the East, utilizing new abilities and gear to conquer the desert-landscape of Lithald. This expansion includes the following:
- Play as Baranor, the Captain of Minas Ithil and survivor of the city’s demise, in a new story expansion where players can command the forces of Man against a new Orc threat to the East.
- Unite with Torvin, the Dwarven Hunter, to craft powerful new combat gear, including the shield, gauntlet, grapple and kite.
- Hire mercenaries to create a human army and conquer the all-new desert region of Lithlad, lair of the Were-Wyrms.
- Complete a host of new outpost missions and overthrow the imposing Marauder fortress of Shindrâm.
- Fight to survive in Mordor as a human without the power of a Ring or a wraith to cheat death in a new rogue-like campaign mode
In addition to Desolation of Mordor, several free content updates have been added to the game
- Nemesis System Enhancements – Overlords can now have bodyguards, who function the same as Warchief bodyguards and are able to deploy spies.
- Brutal Difficulty – Enemies are as fast and lethal as on Gravewalker difficulty, but damage is increased greatly, and Might and Wrath will fill up faster allowing players to use more special moves.
- New Player Skin – Choose to appear as Baranor in the main story campaign.
- Photo Mode Upgrades – New stickers, styles and filters inspired by the Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion.
- Online Fight Pits & Online Conquests Update – Search for friends by player name when battling it out in online modes.
The Desolation of Mordor story expansion can purchased with the Story Expansion Pass for $24.99 (also includes Blade of Galadriel) or stand alone for $19.99. Last October, Editor-in-Chief Ron Burke gave his thoughts of Middle-earth: Shadow of War. Check it out here.