Shadow of War’s $40 ‘Expansion Pass’ now has a release schedule and more details about the new content overall. Two new Orc Tribes and two new story campaigns are planned for release. No firm dates are set yet, we just have a release window in several different months.
Coming up first in November 2017, it’s the Slaughter Tribe. These guys are the bloodshed-obsessed edgy teenagers of the Orcs. The DLC will add a specific Slaughter tribe fortress, along with new monuments, outposts, missions, and Epic/Legendary Orcs to Shadow of War.
the next Tribe is the Outlaw tribe, due out some time in December 2017. The Outlaws are rebellious outcasts from Orc society. And don’t worry, they get the same level of content as the Slaughter Orcs.
Then, in February 2018, you’ll be able to play as Eltariel in the ‘Blade of Galadriel’ story expansion. That means waving around her duel blades, and utilizing the Light of Galadriel to rough up Orcs and Nazgul alike. You’ll meet new characters, undertake new missions, and ultimately unlock the Eltariel ‘skin’ for use in the main campaign.
And finally, in May 2018, the “Desolation of Mordor” expansion will round out the DLC bundle. This time, you’ll be playing Baranor. As him, you’ll be commanding the forces of Man against a new Orc threat from the East. The DLC will also add a new desert region, Lithlad. Since Baranor no magical way to help him cheat death, this is said to be a “rogue-like” campaign mode, so expect a much more challenging experience.
Completing either of these expansions will unlock an associated skin for the main Shadow of War campaign.
You’ll be able to buy these individually too. Blade of Galadriel will be ~$15, while Desolation of Mordor will be ~$20. The Slaughter and Outlaw tribes will be ~$15 too. It’s not absolutely clear from the press release whether that’s for the pair, or individually, lets hope it’s for the pair. Check out the trailer below: