Shadow Of War Guide: 11 Tips We Wish We Knew Before Starting
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What We Learned
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 tips that we wish we knew before starting the game.
Shadow of War is out now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It was originally slated to launch in August, only for it to be pushed back to October. A free-to-play strategy RPG version of Middle-earth: Shadow of War for iOS and Android devices launched ahead of the game's release. For more about our thoughts on the game, don't miss our Shadow of War review.
For a brief rundown on the original game's plot, check out our feature detailing the game's story so far. You can also check out our Shadow Of War Beginner's Guide, the 12 Best Skills in the game, as well as how to get each Legendary gear set. And make sure to check out our other Shadow of War tips, guides, and walkthroughs.