Microtransactions have invaded Middle-earth like the very horde of Mordor itself! Monolith Productions and Warner Bros. Interactive announced a slew of ways they intend to make money off of your adventures in Tolkien’s realm.
One that is sure to get gamers complaining the most is the presence of loot boxes that contain rare treasure. These will be able to be opened by in-game money, meaning that all parties involved have an escape pod they can point to if arguments get too hairy, but for those who don’t want to play the game to reap their rewards, you can always drop a few real-world dollars to open that chest!
Monolith and Warner Bros. published a list of items that will have a connection to microtransactions.
- Loot Chests: Contain Gear (weapons and armor) of varying rarity. Equipping and upgrading these weapons and armor enhance Talion’s character abilities. Loot Chests can also contain XP Boosts that help level up Talion faster.
- War Chests: provide Orc followers of varying rarity to help forge a strong army. They can also contain Training Orders to level up and customize Orc followers.
- XP Boosts: Consumables that help level up Talion faster.
- Bundles: Packaged up Loot Chests, War Chests and Boosts together.
But the hearts of men are easily corrupted
Precious….. we wants the microtransactionses, precious. Yes, we do…
Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Oct. 10. That’s just in time for a 32-year-old… birthday… present… precious.
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