Shadow Of War Market/Microtransactions Are Well-Balanced
Shadow of War is follow up to the 2014’s critically acclaimed Shadow of Mordor and developer Monolith Productions aims to improve upon everything in the sequel. A mobile version of the game has also been announced and as the release is getting closer the devs have been revealing new details.
Now Monolith Production has detailed the microtransactions that will be available in Shadow Of War through the in-game market. According to Monolith, players will be able to purchase “Loot Chests, War Chests, XP Boosts and Bundles” in the market.
The loot chests will contain weapons and armors of varying rarity which will upgrade and enhance Talion’s abilities. These chests can also include “XP Boosts that help level up Talion faster.”
As for the War Chests, these will provide players with “Orc followers of varying rarity to help forge a strong army”. The XP boosts are “consumables that help level up Talion faster”. “Bundles package up Loot Chests, War Chests and Boosts together at a great value”.
These items can be acquired with Mirian or Gold and both are in-game currencies. Players can acquire Mirian with defeating Orcs, destroying gear for Mirian, destroying Orc followers for Gear which then can be destroyed for Mirian, and finding Mirian stashes throughout the game.
Gold, on the other hand, can also be used to purchase high-level “Loot Chests, War Chests, Boosts, and Bundles”. Gold can be acquired through spending real world money (micro-transactions), by completing specific milestones, and “participating in community challenges”.
Also, the studio has noted that all of the content in the game will be available for players through normal gameplay and will not be gated behind Gold.
Shadow Of War is an open-world action adventure game in development at Monolith Productions and is scheduled to launch on October 10, 2017, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.