Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will be removing all microtransactions. This will stop players from being able to purchase chests with gold, which were bought using real money.
The changes will go into place in two stages. First, on May 8, players will longer to be able to purchase gold. Then, on July 17, players will no longer be able to use gold to purchase chests. Additionally, it has been announced that there will be narrative and gameplay changes to the post-game content.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Proven Gamer’s Take:
This announcement comes on the heels of EA announcing that they would be removing all changes from Battlefront II. Along with Battlefront, Middle-Earth was one of the other major games that took a lot of heat for its use of microtransactions. Hopefully, this is a sign of changes coming to the way developers shape their post-launch content plans.