Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

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What’s new with Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Xbox One X Enhancements

In native 4K playback on Xbox One X, two modes of play are available to take full advantage of the power of Xbox One X: Favour Resolution Mode and Favour Quality Mode.*

Favour Resolution:
Increased texture detail and targets native 4K.

Favour quality:
Increased texture detail, increased draw distances, improved shadow and lighting quality, increased vegetation, improved ambient occlusion, higher polygon counts (keeping higher quality levels of detail on screen for longer) and texture filtering improvements.

Game features

Battle of Mordor against Sauron

Turn Mordor against Sauron

Go behind enemy lines and use strategy, cunning or brute force to conquer Sauron’s fortresses and turn them against him.

Marauder army

Nemesis system evolved

Experience a richer and more personal world full of new enemy types, stronger personalities and deeper stories – anyone you face can now evolve from a lowly soldier to a mighty overlord, personal nemesis or ally.

Army approaching a Sauron fortress

A monumental story of war and redemption

Immerse yourself in the epic scale of Middle-earth as you forge a new Ring and siege epic fortresses to face the Dark Lord and his Nazgul.

Trailers and Gameplay

middle earth shadow of war

Game details

In the epic sequel to the award-winning Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, go behind enemy lines to forge an army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within. Experience how the award-winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraiths in this epic new story of Middle-earth.

In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, nothing will be forgotten.

Over 60 awards and nominations, including Gamespot’s Best of E3 2017 and gamescom 2017 Best Console Game on Xbox One.

Additional information

  • Publisher
  • Warner Brothers Interactive
  • Developer
  • Monolith Productions
  • Genre
  • Action-adventure
  • Platforms
  • Xbox One
    Windows 10
  • Release date
  • 10 October 2017
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Get the game

Middle-Earth Shadow of War Standard Edition

Standard Edition


Experience an epic open-world brought to life by the award-winning Nemesis system

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Middle-Earth Shadow of War Silver Edition

Silver Edition


The Silver Edition includes:

  • Silver War Chest
  • Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion
  • Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion

Nemesis Expansions include a new Orc Tribe featuring new enemies, followers, missions, abilities, weapons, Fortress and wilderness updates, and a Mythic Gear Set.

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Middle-Earth Shadow of War Gold Edition box shot

Gold Edition


The Gold Edition includes:

  • Gold War Chest
  • Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion
  • Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion
  • The Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion
  • The Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion

Nemesis Expansions include a new Orc Tribe featuring new enemies, followers, missions, abilities, weapons, Fortress and wilderness updates, and a Mythic Gear Set.

Story Expansions introduce a new campaign, playable character & abilities, side missions, enemies, allies & more.

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Shadow of War Xbox One S

Free Middle-earth from Sauron on Xbox One S

The Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundle features an Xbox Wireless controller, a full-game download of Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™, 4K video streaming and High Dynamic Range.**

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