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Do micro-transactions ruin the game?
There’s been controversy surrounding microtransactions and DLC in Shadow Of War, culminating in Warner Bros making the Forthog DLC (dedicated to executive producer Mike Forgey, who recently died of cancer) free, after questions over where the charity funds raised from it were going. Microtransaction content is accessed by a dedicated ‘Market’ button in the menu, where you’ll find war chests, XP boosts, and other clicker-type stuff. It’s fairly unintrusive, and the currency used can quite easily be earned in-game. That said, it inevitably means that the online Fort Conquest mode at higher levels will involve a lot of ‘pay-to-win’ players, which taints one of the game’s best new features.