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Middle-earth: Shadow of War free content outlined for November and December

Exact release dates for Middle-earth: Shadow of War's free, post-release content was provided today by Warner.

Season Pass content for Middle-earth: Shadow of War was announced back in October, and now we know the release dates for .

On November 21, the following free content updates for Middle-earth: Shadow of Warw ill be made available:

  • Endless Siege – Defend your fortresses against Sauron’s forces as the Dark Lord tries to reclaim Mordor in the Endless Siege.
  • Rebellion – Crush the rebel Ologs and Uruks in your forces as they seek to undermine the Bright Lord.
  • Enhanced Photo Mode – Capture every battle and siege and apply new filters, frames and textures with the Enhanced Photo Mode update.

Alongside the aforementioned, the Slaughter Tribe content, part of the Season Pass, will release.  It features a new orc tribe, fortresses, minions, Legendary gear set, upgrade challenges, and conquest activities.

In December, players can expect the following free content:

  • Online Fight Pits – Challenge another player’s Orc follower, Overlord vs. Overlord, to a fight to the death in the arena to earn powerful rewards and upgrades. Available December 5.
  • Brutal Difficulty – A new higher difficulty level even more challenging than Nemesis with no last chances. Available December 12.


Along with Brutal Difficulty on December 12, the second Season Pass content drop, the Outlaw Tribe, will arrive. Like the Slaughter Tribe DLC, it comes with a new orc tribe, fortresses, minions, Legendary gear set, upgrade challenges, and conquest activities.

More free content will be released between December and May of 2018. The third Season Pass content drop will occur in February 2018 and the fourth in May 2018.

The Shadow of War Expansion Pass is currently available for $39.99/£32.99, or included as part of the Middle-earth: Shadow of War: Gold Edition for $99.99/£89.99.

The Slaughter Tribe and Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansions along with the Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion can be purchased separately for $14.99/£11.99 each.

The Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion will run you $19.99/£15.99.

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