Microtransactions Officially Removed from Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions today released an update for Middle-earth: Shadow of War that adds free new content and removes all microtransactions from the game.

As promised back in April, the Market and all microtransactions associated with it have been removed from Middle-earth: Shadow of War. Players can download a new update today that removes both from the game. Orcs acquired through Online Vendettas and Ranked Conquests will now be stored in the Garrison, and the current in-game currency, Marian, can be used to train, upgrade and customize your army. While a welcome addition, the update also ushered in other important changes and free content.

Shadow Wars has been renamed as the Epilogue and streamlined to remove much of what made it so tedious in the first place. New narration from Shelob, the Witch-King and Dark Talion adds additional story elements to the much-maligned fourth act. Completing the Epilogue nets players the Masks of the Nazgul and new abilities that allow Talion to raise the dead, curse enemies and summon powerful monsters. With the level cap raised to 85, there’s going to be plenty more to accomplish in Mordor.

Finally, players will be able to traverse Mordor in style thanks to a host of new skins. Stalk the minions of Sauron as Celebrimbor, Dark Eltariel and Baranor. All of these skins are free and available through the update.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.