Middle-Earth Shadow of War will Have Microtransactions - here's the Breakdown

  • Middle-Earth Shadow of War will Have Microtransactions - here's the Breakdown

Middle-Earth Shadow of War will Have Microtransactions - here's the Breakdown

Both can get you the following: Loot Chests, War Chests, XP Boosts and Bundles that can only be accessed with an internet connection. Loot Chests will contain Gear, and they might also come with XP Boosts. Equipping and upgrading these weapons and armor enhance Talion's character abilities.

War Chests on the other hand will drop Orc followers of varying rarities which will allow players to help build a strong army. After all, your Shadow of Mordor playthrough can live on through the Nemesis Forge, so you don't have to worry about what happened to your most hated enemy if you choose to let them follow you into Shadow of War.

XP Boosts: You can buy XP Boosts by themselves if you just want speedier leveling.

Mirian is the basic in-game currency you can earn by defeating "treasure orcs", breaking down unused gear and finding caches in-game. The loot and war chests you can buy with this currency uses the standard "Common, Rare, Epic and Legendary" rarity classifications.

Monolith and WB Games has confirmed Shadow of War, the sequel to the hit Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, will be monetized with in-game purchases via a new Market system.

Monolith made clear that everything in Shadow of War can be obtained through normal gameplay.

What do you think of Monolith's decision to include loot boxes and a premium currency? Users on Reddit certainly don't appear to be thrilled with the change. There are plenty of people that dislike microtransactions on principle, but others simply balk at their inclusion in single-player titles specifically.

The Shadow of War will be getting microtransactions in the form of loot boxes, which hasn't been received particularly well if comments sections are anything to go by.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War will release on October 10, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

"Everything a player can buy with Gold can also be earned in the game over time for free, but Gold gives players the option to acquire these items faster". Gold will also occasionally be given out for certain achievements like reaching in-game milestones or participating in community challenges. They're structured in a way to entice you to spend money, exploiting the player's impatience... they're created to fight you.