Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s Latest Update Removes Microtransactions

Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s Latest Update Removes Microtransactions

Middle-earth: Shadow of War released last fall and had it’s own controversy for it’s microtransactions. But the developer assured players they would alter the  Shadow of War gameplay to be more in line with player expectations.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s Latest Update Removes Microtransactions

Developer Monolith Productions announced a new update had gone live today for Middle-earth: Shadow of War on platforms PS4, Xbox One and PC. The most key changes to the open-world action-RPG being the removal of the microtransactions and in-game marketplace.

Along with removing these features, Monolith also have added updates for Shadow of War’s endgame. These changes include reducing the number of missions needed in order to have 100% completion of the game’s Shadow War’s aspects. They have added additional dialogue, improvements and alterations to the game’s progression system.

It’s growing trend for developers to now listen more to their core audience when to comes to in-game purchases, it was only last year when games such as Star War’s Battlefront 2 also faced the same amount of controversy over lootboxes. What’s your reaction to this news? Let us know in the comments below.

For a full list of changes you can find them in the patch notes v1.18. Middle-earth: Shadow of War is available on PS4, Xbox One and PC, with the update having rolled out today as a free update.


If you enjoyed this article be sure to check out the rundown of the latest news in Top RPG News Of The Week: July 15th 2018 (Elder Scrolls Online, Dead Cells, Monster Hunter World And More).

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