Middle Earth: Shadow of War Gets First Expansion
Middle Earth: Shadow of War is the sequel to 2014’s Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (you can read our review here) and it has taken what was great about the first game and made it even better. Yesterday Middle Earth: Shadow of War got its first big paid for expansion as well as a whole host of other free additions.
The paid for expansion is called the Slaughter Tribe Nemesis expansion and will cost you £11.99 from the Xbox Store. This expansion introduces the Slaughter tribe to Mordor and they are the most brutal band of orcs yet. They bring to the battlefield their own unique fighting style and weapons. You will also get new missions, new battles and a brand new fortress theme for you to sink your teeth into.
The Slaughter Tribe Nemesis expansion includes:
- Tribal Showdowns – New missions allowing players to face down Captains from the Slaughter tribe, with each showdown bringing unique challenges to complete.
- Tribal War Bands – Aid your ally and defeat your nemesis when facing off in the new Tribal War Bands quests as Captains from the Slaughter tribe bring their own forces to clash in battle.
- New Fortress Theme – Fortresses can now be commanded by and embody the characteristics of the Slaughter tribe, including themed monuments, outposts and Overlord throne room.
- Legendary Gear Set – Hunt down Legendary Slaughter tribe Orcs for a new Legendary gear set with additional upgrade challenges.
- Blood Ambush – Repel Captains from the Slaughter tribe as a succession of Orcs stage an ambush in true Slaughter tribe fashion.
Along with this paid for expansion there is also a whole host of free additions coming to the game as well. These new features will include the following:
- Endless Siege – Defend your fortresses against Sauron’s forces as the Dark Lord tries to reclaim Mordor in the Endless Siege.
- Rebellion – Crush the rebel Ologs and Uruks in your forces as they seek to undermine the Bright Lord.
- Enhanced Photo Mode – Capture every battle and siege and apply new filters, frames and textures with the Enhanced Photo Mode update.
So with all this taken into account it looks like Mordor will be an exciting place to be again.
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