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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Wiki (SoW Walkthrough and Strategy Guide)
This is a Middle-earth: Shadow of War (SoW) Wiki and Strategy Guide page containing walkthroughs, strategy guides, tips and tricks for the new open world action-adventure game developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It will be released on October 10, 2017.
Middle-earth: SoW is an open world action-adventure game which is a sequel to the 2014 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (SoM) released in 2014 for Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4, Xbox One. The follow-up continues the events of the first game set in J.R.R Tolkien’s legendarium of Middle-earth with the timeline somewhere between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Players take control of the ranger Talion who returns from the first game as he continues on his quest to amass an army against the Dark Lord Sauron. He is aided by Celebrimbor, an elf lord whose spirit co-inhabits his body, thus granting him unique skills and abilities in battle. Talion also possesses a Ring of Power as he journeys across the vastness of Middle-earth to combat the Dark Lord’s forces, including the Nazgul. While Talion is less interested in becoming a king with the help of the Ring of Power, he is compelled by the Celebrimbor’s cause to oppose Sauron as the fate of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.
Release Date Moved to October (June 5, 2017)
Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the highly-anticipated sequel to the unique action role-playing game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, will now be coming out on October 10, 2017 according to developer Monolith Productions.
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- Focus on Role-Playing
While SoM veered more into a hack-and-slash style of gameplay, SoW will give more weight into action-role-playing elements by expanding upon the original game’s unique Nemesis system to a larger part of the game world. This will include friendly characters called Followers whose behavior depend on the player’s interactions with them throughout the course of the main story. This is intended to give the game a more personalized and fresh experience based on certain actions and decisions Talion makes in the game.
- Ring of Power
A particularly interesting new feature in the game comes with the addition of the Ring of Power as a piece of gear for Talion. You’ll be able to increase the Ring’s power by leveling it up, as well as inscribing certain runes to grant you special traits, attributes and skills. This allows players to customize their playstyle even more, depending on the specific combination of runes they inscribe on it throughout the game.
- Unlockable Gear Traits
Another cool new mechanic introduced is the unlockable traits for certain pieces of gear in the game. These traits add a variety of bonuses in combat which can be acquired by fulfilling a specific challenge. For example, a Rohirrim Dagger has a trait that adds 25% stealth damage to enemies on fire. To acquire this trait for the weapon, you’ll need to perform a stealth attack on an enemy who is actually on fire. Despite this, a lot of weapons will already have unique traits unlocked, though you might want to obtain all to maximize their potential.
|Main Story Walkthroughs|
|Chapter 1||Chapter 2||Chapter 3|
|Chapter 4||Chapter 5||Chapter 6|
|Side Missions Walkthroughs|
Armor and Rings
|Armor and Rings|
- Boss Guides
Tips and Tricks
|Game||Middle-earth: Shadow of War|
|Platform||Microsoft Windows / Playstation 4 / Xbox One|
|Publisher||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment|
|Release date||October 10, 2017|