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Shadow of War has a new DLC pack and a bunch of free updates

Published: 17:13, 21 November 2017
Updated: 14:10, 24 September 2018
Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War got its Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion pack. The pack brings the Slaughter tribe, new missions, a new fortress theme and more. Additional free updates are part of the not-so-free portion of the content.

Warner Bros. just released the new Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion for their Middle-earth: Shadow of War. The expansion brought  "the gruesome and bloodthirsty Slaughter tribe to Mordor with their own unique weapons, fighting style, added missions, fierce battles, a new fortress theme and more" says the press release. All this is, of course, "brought to life through the Nemesis System.

The Slaughter Tribe Nemesis includes:

  • Tribal Showdowns - These new missions will let the players "face down Captains from the Slaughter tribe"
  • 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."

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  • Legendary Gear Set - To get your hands onto this gear set, you'll first have to get them covered in some Legendary Slaughter tribe Orcs' blood. Additional upgrade challenges included.
  • Blood Ambush - "Repel Captains from the Slaughter tribe as a succession of Orcs stage an ambush in true Slaughter tribe fashion."

A number of free content updates and features are also available today for all Middle-earth: Shadow of War owners, and those include:

  • Endless Siege - Where you'll be tasked with defending your fortresses against Sauron’s forces as "the Dark Lord tries to reclaim Mordor in the Endless Siege".
  • Rebellion - Here, you must "crush the rebel Ologs and Uruks in your forces as they seek to undermine the Bright Lord".
  • Enhanced Photo Mode - You know what this is: a bunch of new new filters, frames and textures. 

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The Middle-earth: Shadow of War Expansion Pass is currently available for £32.99, or included as part of the Shadow of War Gold Edition for £89.99. The incoming DLCs, including The Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion, can each be purchased à la carte for £11.99.

The incoming packs include The Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion that'll be available on 12 December and the Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion - available in February 2018. The Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion which will come out in May 2018 will cost you £15.99.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is now available for Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4.

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