Miss out on the original Middle-earth: Shadow of War when it dropped? Looking to try it out? You’ll soon be able to pick up Middle-earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition, which offers the most complete version of the game that’s soon to be out on the market, with the main game as well as all the downloadable content, updates, and improvements previously made available after the original launched, when it debuts later this month.
This package will include the main game, Expansion Pass, additional story campaigns, missions, new playable characters, weapons, abilities, enemies, a new region, Orc tribes, and more. Recently, the game received a major update with some of the following changes that took place, which altered the game in a very big way. You can see an official breakdown of some of the alterations below:
- Market Closure: Complete removal of the market and microtransactions.
- Updated Post-Game: Streamlined post-game Epilogue (formerly Shadow Wars) with new narration from Shelob, the Witch-king and Dark Talion, plus new Masks of the Nazgûl player rewards.
- Nemesis System Enhancements: Numerous improvements bringing further depth to combat encounters and player interactions, along with added traits and behaviors for Orc enemies, more Legendary Orcs to encounter and more ways to get Training Orders.
- Powering Up: Follower level cap has been increased to 80, enemy Captain level cap has been increased to 85, greater XP rewards, new Prestige skills, upgrades and more.
- Gear Upgrades: Players can now use Mirian to raise the level of a piece of gear to their current level and use gems to re-roll abilities.
- Skins: Added player skins for Celebrimbor, Eltariel, Dark Eltariel, Baranor and Serka.
- Online Pit Fights & Conquests: Added search feature to challenge specific players’ Overlords and fortresses in Friendly Mode.
- Endless Siege: Added feature to defend fortresses against never-ending waves of Sauron’s forces.
- Rebellion: Added feature to crush rebel Ologs and Uruks who undermine the Bright Lord.
- Photo Mode Upgrades: Capture every battle with new filters, frames and textures.
- Difficulty Levels: Added Brutal and Gravewalker difficulty levels.
- Player Stats: Added player stats page to track in-game enemy kills, dominations and betrayals.
There’s never been a better time to jump in, so if you’re looking to try out the game, you might want to go ahead and save some pocket change for when Aug. 28 rolls around. That’s when you can sink your teeth into this new version of the game, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.