A new free update has come to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, which will allow players that plan on buying the sequel to bring their worst enemy and their closest ally over via the Shadow of Mordor Nemesis Forge. The Nemesis Forge is available on every platform Shadow of Mordor is on.
In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, the end-game had a mechanic where your highest-ranking living nemesis, an orc you’d previously encountered and killed (and most likely been killed by), would lead the forces of Mordor against you and your branded Warchiefs. While they most certainly died in that final battle, apparently through the Shadow of War Nemesis Forge, they’ve survived to serve Sauron.
The Nemesis System was one of the most critically praised things in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, as it allowed players to track which orcs in authority would be best-placed to kill Warchiefs, smack down a rival, or cause chaos.
With them still walking around, this means that Talion will most likely face them in some capacity as he conquers Mordor in an effort to bring down the Dark Lord, Sauron. Whether storming a fortress or rampaging through a region, Talion will eventually encounter that orc, giving him the chance to kill them again.
However, you won’t be alone in this update; a Warchief that you branded in the previous game will also be available for you to use, allowing him to take his place as a commander in your army of orcs.
However, the Shadow of War Nemesis Forge isn’t the only thing related to Shadow of Mordor that’s happening this week; Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be having a free-to-play weekend from today until July 9, on Sunday.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War still has a few months left before it comes out on October 10, but in the meantime take advantage of Shadow of Mordor’s free weekend and go nuts!