Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War’s Free Content Detailed, Coming Over The Next Month

A little while back, we detailed what all you could get with the Season Pass for Middle-Earth: [...]


A little while back, we detailed what all you could get with the Season Pass for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, and it's quite a bit, featuring the Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion, Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion, The Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion and Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion. (Man, that's a lot of dead Orcs.)

But for those of you not looking to invest in the Season Pass, WB Games and Monolith are still offering up quite a bit of stuff to get involved with. The company announced this morning that it will be providing five free content drops over the next few weeks, starting on November 21st and running through December 12th.

During this time, you'll be able to partake in some new modes, as well as a tougher difficulty setting that will put your Orc-killing skills to the absolute test. Here's a breakdown of what you'll see into the holiday season:

  • Endless Siege – Defend your fortresses against Sauron's forces as the Dark Lord tries to reclaim Mordor in the Endless Siege. (Available 21st Nov)
  • Rebellion – Crush the rebel Ologs and Uruks in your forces as they seek to undermine the Bright Lord. (Available 21st Nov)
  • Enhanced Photo Mode – Capture every battle and siege and apply new filters, frames and textures with the Enhanced Photo Mode update. (Available 21st Nov)
  • Online Fight Pits – Challenge another player's Orc follower, Overlord vs. Overlord, to a fight to the death in the arena to earn powerful rewards and upgrades. (Available 5th Dec)
  • Brutal Difficulty – A new higher difficulty level even more challenging than Nemesis with no last chances. (Available 12th Dec)

A lot of players have been looking forward to Endless Siege since first hearing about it, and being able to jump into Online Fight Pits sounds like a blast, especially when it comes to pitting Overlord against Overlord. But let's not count out Rebellion, as well as being able to take some ideal pictures when it comes to shoving your sword into someone's gullet. Now that'd make for a great social media post.

Specific times weren't given for the content releases, but we're expecting them to be available sometime in the morning. We'll let you know if we hear anything different.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.