Middle-earth: Shadow of War

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

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Battle as Baranor in Lithlad

Baranor travels to Lithlad, a harsh desert region to the southeast of Mordor filled with the fallen monuments of ancient Númenór. There he encounters The Vanishing Sons – an Easterling mercenary company – as well as a few familiar faces. His ultimate goal is to topple the imposing Marauder Citadel ruled by the Overlord, Takra the Sand Spider. But first, he must take out its surrounding outposts and hold them with his newly hired friends.

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Game features

Talion directs army of orcs to attack a gate of Mordor

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

4K: 4K Ultra HD not available on Xbox One or Xbox One S consoles.

HDR: HDR functionality available with supported games and TVs.

Xbox One X Enhanced: Enhanced features for Xbox One X subject to release of a content update. Games information at xbox.com/enhanced.

Xbox Play Anywhere: Play Anywhere on Xbox One or Windows 10 PC; PC hardware requirements may vary for games on Windows 10.

Additional information

ESRB M

Mature 17+

  • Blood and Gore
  • Intense Violence
  • Publisher
  • Warner Brothers Interactive
  • Developer
  • Monolith Productions
  • Genre
  • Action-adventure
  • Platforms
  • Xbox One
    Windows 10
  • Release date
  • October 10, 2017
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Now when you own an Xbox Play Anywhere digital title, it’s yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at no additional cost. Play a game and pick up where you left off on another Xbox One or PC, bringing all your saves, game add-ons, and achievements with you. Anywhere is a great place to play.

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Standard Edition


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

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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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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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