Middle-earth: Shadow of War

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Middle-earth: Shadow of War cover
Developers
Monolith Productions
Publishers
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Engines
Firebird Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows October 10, 2017
Middle-earth: Shadow of War at Wikipedia
Middle-earth
The Hobbit 1982
The Fellowship of the Ring 1985
The Shadows of Mordor 1987
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth 1988
The Crack of Doom 1989
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I 1990
J.R.R. Tolkien's Riders of Rohan 1990
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II 1992
The Fellowship of the Ring (2002) 2002
The Return of the King 2003
War of the Ring 2003
The Hobbit (2003) 2003
The Battle for Middle-earth 2004
The Battle for Middle-earth II 2006
The Lord of the Rings Online 2007
The Lord of the Rings: Conquest 2009
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North 2011
Lego Middle-earth (series)
Guardians of Middle-earth 2012
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor 2014
Middle-earth: Shadow of War 2017

General information

Official wiki for Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Amazon.com
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Play Anywhere title (Includes Xbox One version).
Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[2]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Expansion Pass Includes all DLC (both nemesis and story expansions).
Windows
Story Expansion Pass Includes the two story expansion DLC.
Windows
4K Cinematic Pack Free.
Windows
The Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion
Windows
The Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion
Windows
High Resolution Texture Pack Free. Must be installed to use Ultra textures.
Windows
Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion
Windows
Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion
Windows
Starter Bundle No longer available for purchase since the May 8, 2018 update that removed microtransactions from the game.[3]
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Replace video files
  1. Download Intro Skip files
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\game\interface\videos\legal and replace the files.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store
Steam %LOCALAPPDATA%\WB Games\Shadow of War
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/356190/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store
Steam %LOCALAPPDATA%\WB Games\Shadow of War\<user-id>_ShadowOfWar.sav
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/356190/pfx/[Note 1]
The game keeps 5 backup saves named <user-id>_#_ShadowOfWar.sav.
The <user-id> for the Steam save is the SteamID3 of the account in hex format.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Only the latest save is backed up.
Xbox Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Crashing on startup on Windows 7 machines[edit]

Download and install both the Windows 7 Platform Update and Internet Explorer 11[4]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz
AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz
Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz
AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB 12 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 70 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7870
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
AMD Radeon RX 480
4 GB of VRAM
64-bit OS is required

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/356190/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (356190) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References