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New Shadow Of War Update Rids The Game Of Microtransactions

With the launch of Desolation of Mordor expansion, a new update for Middle-earth: Shadow of War for PS4, Xbox One and PC has been rolled out that has finally rid the game of microtransactions.

Recently Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions released the final and latest expansion for Shadow of War tilted Desolation of Mordor.

This expansion brings enhancements and a new difficulty setting to keep fans playing the game for longer, but on the top of that, there is something being removed which was revealed in a blog post ahead of the update.

According to the blog post, the update will remove the ability to purchase gold from the in-game marketplace for real cash.

You can still use gold and spend it on challenges until July 17 when the whole marketplace will be removed.

This change was mention on the Official Shadow Of War community site:

The core promise of the Nemesis System is the ability to build relationships with your personal allies and enemies in a dynamic open world. While purchasing orcs in the market is more immediate and provides additional player options, we have come to realize that providing this choice risked undermining the heart of our game, the Nemesis System.

It allows you to miss out on the awesome player stories you would have otherwise created, and it compromises those same stories even if you don’t buy anything. Simply being aware that they are available for purchase reduces the immersion in the world and takes away from the challenge of building your personal army and your fortresses,”

The reason mentioned by the company for the removal of microtransactions has to do with game’s nemesis system which unique experiences when interacting with orcs in the game.

Before the removal of microtransactions, you could purchase orcs for real cash. The company has realized that simply buying something with real cash takes away the challenge of building your personal army.

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