Middle-earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition releases on August 31 with all expansion pass content included on all platforms

by on August 1, 2018

Shadow of War is getting re-released with all addon content included in the form of a Definitive Edition.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition releases at the end of this month and it includes all DLC, updates, and enhancements. The Expansion Pass content includes story content missions, new playable characters, orc tribes, weapons, abilities, a new region, and a lot more. The exact contents are below:

Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™ Main Game
Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion
Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion
Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion
Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion

The enhancements are below:

Market Closure: Complete removal of the market and microtransactions.
Updated Post-Game: Streamlined post-game Epilogue (formerly Shadow Wars) with new narration from Shelob, the Witch-king and Dark Talion, plus new Masks of the Nazgûl player rewards.
Nemesis System Enhancements: Numerous improvements bringing further depth to combat encounters and player interactions, along with added traits and behaviours for Orc enemies, more Legendary Orcs to encounter and more ways to get Training Orders.
Powering Up: Follower level cap has been increased to 80, enemy Captain level cap has been increased to 85, greater XP rewards, new Prestige skills, upgrades and more.
Gear Upgrades: Players can now use Mirian to raise the level of a piece of gear to their current level and use gems to re-roll abilities.
Skins: Added player skins for Celebrimbor, Eltariel, Dark Eltariel, Baranor and Serka.
Online Pit Fights & Conquests: Added search feature to challenge specific players’ Overlords and fortresses in Friendly Mode.
Endless Siege: Added feature to defend fortresses against never-ending waves of Sauron’s forces.
Rebellion: Added feature to crush rebel Ologs and Uruks who undermine the Bright Lord.
Photo Mode Upgrades: Capture every battle with new filters, frames and textures
Difficulty Levels: Added Brutal and Gravewalker difficulty levels.
Player Stats: Added player stats page to track in-game enemy kills, dominations and betrayals.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition will cost £49.99 and it releases on PS4, Xbox One, and PC platforms. The disc version only has the main game on disc with an internet connection required for all addon content. Pretty disappointing to see this given Shadow of Mordor’s GOTY edition had all content on disc. Read our review of the base game here.