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Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s new DLC “Desolation of Mordor” is out now

Desolation of Mordor DLC Trailer

With a spiffy new trailer Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s New DLC Desolation of Mordor is out for gamers to enjoy.

We covered the DLC a bit already this week, you can check that out here if you’re not sold on it, but if you want a quick TL;DR, here goes:

In this continuation of the story from Middle-earth: Shadow of War, you play as Baranor, who along with his brother, leads an army out of Mins Ithil. You must journey across the desert landscape of the land of Lightlad in a quest to ultimately conquer the fortress of Shindrâm so you may secure your lands.

The DLC adds a whole cast of characters in a brand new setting, in addition, there’s also lots of new abilities, weapons and upgrades that you’ll make use of over the course of the story. Baranor and his army must also do battle over powerful lost artifacts that will grant incredible boons to the one who controls them.

The Desolation of Mordor DLC isn’t the only add-on that has been added to the story for Shadow of War. The Blade of Galadriel DLC was released before this as Shadow of War‘s first story expansion, in case you missed it between there and here.

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Alongside the new DLC, a free game update is being released. This free update expands the Nemesis system with new boss options and adds more content the various online modes in Shadow of War. There’s also been some reworking of other features like a new Brutal difficulty, among other things.

And in case that wasn’t enough good news, the deservedly-hated loot box system, as well as other micro-transactions, have been completely removed from Middle-earth: Shadow of War as of this update. So there’s a little bit more to celebrate about.

Check out the launch trailer for Desolation of Mordor.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s Desolation of Mordor story expansion costs £15.99/$19.99 standalone—or comes packaged with the game’s Story Expansion Pass. This also includes the Blade of Galadriel story DLC.

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