Middle-earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition coming to Xbox One this month

Brad Stephenson

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition video game on Xbox One

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition has been officially announced and it will be coming to Microsoft’s Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs on August 28th, in just a few weeks.

This new release of the Middle-earth: Shadow of War video game will come with all of the main game and downloadable content that has been put out after the initial release. This Definitive Edition will also receive future updates and enhancements that will add to the post-game story, add new skins, and more.

Here’s the official list of new changes:

  • Market Closure: Complete removal of the market and microtransactions.
  • Updated Post-Game: Streamlined post-game Epilogue (formerly Shadow Wars) with new narration from Shelob, the Witch-king and Dark Talion, plus new Masks of the Nazgûl player rewards.
  • Nemesis System Enhancements: Numerous improvements bringing further depth to combat encounters and player interactions, along with added traits and behaviours for Orc enemies, more Legendary Orcs to encounter and more ways to get Training Orders.
  • Powering Up: Follower level cap has been increased to 80, enemy Captain level cap has been increased to 85, greater XP rewards, new Prestige skills, upgrades and more.
  • Gear Upgrades: Players can now use Mirian to raise the level of a piece of gear to their current level and use gems to re-roll abilities.
  • Skins: Added player skins for Celebrimbor, Eltariel, Dark Eltariel, Baranor and Serka.
  • Online Pit Fights & Conquests: Added search feature to challenge specific players’ Overlords and fortresses in Friendly Mode.
  • Endless Siege: Added feature to defend fortresses against never-ending waves of Sauron’s forces.
  • Rebellion: Added feature to crush rebel Ologs and Uruks who undermine the Bright Lord.
  • Photo Mode Upgrades: Capture every battle with new filters, frames and textures
  • Difficulty Levels: Added Brutal and Gravewalker difficulty levels.
  • Player Stats: Added player stats page to track in-game enemy kills, dominations and betrayals.

Digital pre-orders haven’t gone live yet but they should very soon. Will you pick up this new version of Shadow of War? Share your thoughts with the community in the comments below and make sure to follow us on Pinterest for more Xbox One gaming content.