New Shadow Of War Update Adds Online Fight Pits


Middle-Earth: Shadow of War has received nothing but positive feedback since its release earlier this year. The Shadow of Mordor sequel offered a stunning single-player experience, with an interesting online one as well. In the latest update for the title, online fight pits have been added for free in order to train up those Orcs to full fighting standard. The patch may be on the smaller side, but it does tackle some of the balance issues, as well as a few bug tweaks here and there.

For the official patch notes, see below:

Free Content Update and Features (Included in the patch)

  • Online Fight Pits: The Online Fight Pits allows players to train up their Orc followers by pitting them against Uruks and Ologs from other gamers’ armies around the world. Through this ultimate fight to the death in the arena, players can earn powerful rewards and upgrades that can be used to improve their army and continue the battle for Mordor.

Additional Fixes

  • Improved Fight Pit pacing: Shortened fight timer and increased damage dealt.


  • Starting a Nemesis Mission will now reset the cooldown for summoning beasts and bodyguards.


  • Fixed an issue where player gear and buffs were affecting Fight Pit participants.
  • Fixed issues where players’ Overlords could disappear from the Army screen after losing a fortress.
  • Fixed issues where an Orc who cheated death after a Pit Fight loss could fail to re-enter the Army screen.
  • Fixed an issue where loading into an Online Vendetta could result in becoming stuck on a black screen.
  • Fixed a long load time issue when selecting “Leave Mission” during an Online Vendetta or Online
  • Conquest.
  • Fixed issues with incorrect Orc traits being shown in the Online Conquests preview menu.
  • Fixed an incorrect error message when replacing a daily challenge.
  • Fixed a campaign audio issue when accessing the first Shadow of the Past Mission.

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