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Middle-earth: Shadow of War, NEW Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion & Free Updates – Available Today

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released the Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion, all-new downloadable content (DLC) available now for Middle-earth: Shadow of War allowing gamers to play Baranor, the Captain of Minas Ithil and survivor of the city’s demise. For the first time players can command the forces of Man against a deadly Orc threat to the East and utilise a host of new abilities and gear to conquer the harsh desert region of Lithlad, which houses the imposing Marauder fortress of Shindrâm. The Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion features the following content:

Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion

  • 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.

Several free content updates are also available today for all Middle-earth: Shadow of War owners, including:

  • 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.

Please note: The ability to purchase Gold will be permanently removed today. Players will still be able to spend Gold and receive Gold via in-game challenges up until the Market closes permanently on 17th July. For more information, please refer to our recent community update and FAQ.

A complete list of the Expansion Pass content is provided below. For more information, check out the Middle-earth: Shadow of War Expansion Pass Trailer:

  • Full Expansion Pass – Includes Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion (Avail. Today), Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion (Avail. Now), Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion (Avail. Now) and Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion (Avail. Now) – £32.99 (*Expansion Pass also incl. as part of Gold Edition for £89.99)
  • Story Expansion Pass – Includes Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion and Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion – £19.99
  • Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion – Available à la carte – £15.99
  • Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion – Available à la carte – £11.99
  • Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion – Available à la carte – £11.99
  • Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion – Available à la carte – £11.99

Middle-earth: Shadow of War™ is available for the Xbox One family of consoles, Windows 10 PC through the Windows 10 Store, Steam, PlayStation® 4 and PlayStation® 4 Pro.

Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the RingsMiddle-earth: Shadow of War is an open world action RPG that continues the original narrative of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Players will be engrossed in a richer, more personal and expansive world full of epic heroes and villains, iconic locations, original enemy types, more personalities and a new cast of characters with untold stories.

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