Middle-earth: Shadow of War gets new story expansion and free updates today

by on February 6, 2018

Middle-earth: Shadow of War gets a new story expansion today with free updates.

Blade of Galadriel lets you play as the Elven warrior Eltariel for the first time. This assassin works for Galadriel and this expansion has the following content:

Play as Eltariel for the first time, an elite assassin known as the Blade of Galadriel, and go head-to-head with the newest addition to the ranks of the Nazgûl.
Wield Eltariel’s dual Elven blades and harness the Light of Galadriel with a host of deadly new combat abilities, skills and gear.
Encounter memorable new Nemesis characters, such as Flint, Tinder and the Slayer of the Dead, while battling the Nazgûl and learning more mysteries of their past.
Gain eight unique Legendary Orcs who can return to join your forces in the main story campaign with new abilities added to the Nemesis System.
Unlock an Eltariel character skin that can be used in the main story campaign.

Watch the trailer below:

In addition to the story expansion, the following content and features have been added for everyone:

Nemesis System Enhancements – Orc Captains (whether friends or foes) can exhibit new traits and behaviours, adding further depth to combat encounters and player interactions, such as:
Tunnel Rat – Orcs can burrow into the ground and summon Ghûls.
Sniper Shot – Archers can fire from great distances with pinpoint accuracy.
Tremor – Ologs can pound the earth with tremendous force, staggering nearby threats and heavily damaging structures.
Gifts of Treasure – Followers can now bring players the gift of a Treasure Orc, providing even more ways to earn Gems and Mirian.
Photo Mode Upgrades – New filters, frames and styles, along with adjustable expressions and added stickers, giving players more options for customising in-game action shots.
Player Skins – Choose to appear as Talion or Eltariel in the main story campaign.
Training Orders Update – Players can now upgrade their Orc Followers with Training Orders while in the Garrison, saving time and offering more flexibility in deployment.
Player Stats Page – New menu for players to track a variety of in-game statistics, including the number and type of enemy kills, dominations and betrayals; fortresses conquered and defended; gear pieces collected and upgraded; and many more.
Field of View Options – More ways for players to customise the user interface and scale their field of view.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Read our review here.