Shadow Of War Tips, Guides, And Walkthroughs

Like its predecessor, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is filled with a plethora of mechanics to master and secrets to discover. But this time around, the game has expanded the number of mechanics involved in your adventure. From a loot system to additional gear buffs, there’s plenty of new stuff this time around that isn’t easy understand at first. To help you better equip yourself with the knowledge to survive, we’ve compiled all of our in-depth guide articles and accompanying videos below. Keep in mind, there are potential spoilers in some of our guides, so tread carefully.

Check back often as we update this feature with more guides. And for more about the successor to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, be sure to read our Middle-earth: Shadow of War review. The game is out now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. For a brief rundown on the original game’s plot, check out our Shadow of Mordor story recap.

Beginner’s Guide

[Shadow of War Beginner’s Guide: Tips And Tricks]

With expansive skill trees and a lot of unlockables, Shadow of War can feel overwhelming. That’s why we’ve put together a beginner’s guide focused on helping you through the game’s early hours. Put these handy tips into practice and you’ll be decapitating Orcs and mounting Caragors in no time.

Tips We Wish We Knew Before Starting

[Shadow Of War Guide: 11 Tips We Wish We Knew Before Starting]

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a dense action-RPG with a lot of skills to unlock, systems to get your head around, and many, many orcs to kill. While our beginner’s guide covered the opening hours of the game, in the intervening hours we’ve learned a fair number of things that we wish we knew before starting the game.

Best Skills

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[12 Best Skills In Shadow of War]

There are a lot of skills to choose from in Shadow of War, and you obviously want to choose wisely. Skills are divided across six categories, with each accommodating different playstyles ranging from stealth to full offensive. And after unlocking each base skill, you can unlock three upgrades for that skill. Here are some of the most useful skills in the game along with recommendations of their best upgrades.

How To Get Each Legendary Gear Set

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[Shadow Of War Tips: How To Get Each Legendary Gear Set]

Shadow of War is packed with armor sets for Talion to wear, each with their own unique attributes. But if you’re looking for the best armor the game has to offer, then seek out the Legendary sets. These special sets can only be unlocked by killing Legendary orcs or completing specific challenges; each offers their own unique set bonuses that can assist you in myriad ways in your adventure. For a quick rundown on where to find each Legendary set, check out in the article above.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole Season Pass Detailed

Ubisoft has released details about South Park: The Fractured But Whole’s $30 USD season pass.

Available on October 17 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, the season pass will include three DLC packs and free Day One content.

The Day One content includes the “Relics of Zaron” costume and perks pack, which will be available to non-season pass holders on October 17 for $5 USD, as well as the “Towelie: Your Gaming Bud,” which provides an in-game tip-giving buddy and will be available to those without a season pass on October 24 for $2 USD.

The first of the DLC packs included with the season pass is “Danger Deck”, where players have to face the ultimate combat challenge in Doctor Timothy’s Danger Deck. “Danger Deck” will be available to all players as a separate purchase for $6 USD in December.

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IGN’s Every Ever Looks at Every Mortal Kombat Fighter

IGN’s Every Ever series is back with a spine-ripping vengeance. This time, Every Ever turns its sights to the brutal moves and awesome fatalities of every single Mortal Kombat fighter, going all the way back to when the original Mortal Kombat hit arcades in 1992. With Every Ever, we take a fine-toothed comb and go over the entire history of a franchise to bring you the goods on your favorite games, series, and more, all with expert analysis and exhaustive levels of completion. In the latest episode, we start from Mortal Kombat’s ultra violent origins, with its cast of just seven playable characters, and follow the series all the way up to the present day. There is an amazing number of characters who’ve thrown hands in the long history of Mortal Kombat, and we’ve got them all. Make sure to follow IGN’s Every Ever on Facebook so you can see the newest episodes as they air. And be sure to check out episode one, which featured every Nintendo console ever.

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X-Force Explained

Fox recently offered fans a taste of where the X-Men movie franchise is headed with the announcement that Drew Goddard will be directing an X-Force movie that centers around Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool and Josh Brolin’s Cable (who makes his live-action debut first in Deadpool 2). More than ever, it’s clear that Deadpool is becoming the new face of the X-men franchise now that Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine has retired for good.

If you only know the X-Men from the movies and animated series, you might not be familiar with this militant mutant team. Here’s everything you need to know about X-Force and its connection to Deadpool before this new movie hits theaters.

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The Best Scary Movies to Watch After a Horror Series Binge

The talented people over at Netflix have been hard at work paying attention to their subscriber’s viewing habits. The data reveals that 30 million people are following up their series binges with a movie. Since October is the scariest month of them all, Netflix has put together the spookiest pairings they could find.

Here are some pairings we think you should check out to get you in the Halloween spirit.

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If you finished binging the 6 terrifying seasons of American Horror Story that are currently available, then you may want to venture into the world of the Babadook. This 2014 Australian film tells the story of a single mother (Amelia) and her 6 year old son Sam, who are haunted by a horrific being known as Mister Babadook. Their worst fears become a reality after they read from the frightening children’s book.

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Why We Love Jason and Friday the 13th

It’s Friday the 13th! So we decided to re-run this retrospective from a few years ago — our positively ghoulish look at one of the the most iconic slasher series ever created. We’re talking, of course, of Friday the 13th.

Jason Voorhees, with his signature hockey mask and machete combo is undoubtedly one of the most spine-chilling bogeymen to ever cause the mass-soiling of jimmy-jammies all over the world; and with good reason, too. With a body count in the triple-digits, few have survived an encounter with this undead beast of a man. The dude is a death machine.

He isn’t the only killer in the Friday the 13th series, though. Other characters have indeed killed in Jason’s place throughout the franchise. Want to know who they were? How about how many people Jason has taken out in each film? Well join us, as we take you over to Camp Crystal Lake on a guided tour through the entire series…

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IGN UK Podcast #404: Jedi, Replicants and Assassins

The new Star Wars trailer has dropped – as have Gav, Alysia and Dale’s jaws. Beyond discussing fan theories and dissecting every frame, we’ve also seen Blade Runner 2049 and played Friday 13th.

Plus Alysia’s been hands-on with Assassin’s Creed Origins and spends a good five minutes gushing about Ancient Egyptian bow-firing techniques. Because history nerds.

IGN UK Podcast #404: Jedi, Replicants and Assassins

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Keep Watching: Exclusive Trailer and Poster

We have the exclusive new trailer and poster for Keep Watching, a new horror-thriller from Screen Gems scaring its way into theaters for ONE NIGHT ONLY, at 10pm on Halloween, October 31st.

The film stars Bella Thorne (The Duff, Ratchet & Clank), Ioan Gruffudd (the first two Fantastic Four movies), Natalie Martinez (Under the Dome), Leigh Whannell (Insidious, Saw), and Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead).

Directed by Sean Carter from a script by Joseph Dembner, Keep Watching follows a family imprisoned by intruders who are forced to play a terrifying game of kill or be killed.

According to the official plot synopsis, “As the night unfolds, the game’s mysterious rules become clear, and the family realizes their nightmare is being streamed live to riveted viewers all over the world, who are compelled to Keep Watching …not knowing if what they’re seeing is real, or staged.”

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