Looks like today is the day for various games to release pre-holiday updates, and Shadow of War is no exception. The latest patch notes are detailed here, and include a system of online fighting pits.

Want to see how your best Orc or Goblin fares against other people’s loyal companions? With the fighting pits, that’s exactly what you can do. Uruks and Orogs from armies across the world square off against one another in fights to the death, with the promise of rewards and upgrades to the victors. Not sure if you’re risking permanent death to your follower by putting them in the pits. I’m guessing not, though.

Here’s a brief trailer for Shadow of War’s latest free addition. Followed by the patch notes.

Free Content Update and Features (Included in the patch)

Online Fight Pits: The Online Fight Pits allows players to train up their Orc followers by pitting them against Uruks and Ologs from other gamers’ armies around the world. Through this ultimate fight to the death in the arena, players can earn powerful rewards and upgrades that can be used to improve their army and continue the battle for Mordor.

Additional Fixes

Improved Fight Pit pacing: Shortened fight timer and increased damage dealt.


Starting a Nemesis Mission will now reset the cooldown for summoning beasts and bodyguards.


Fixed an issue where player gear and buffs were affecting Fight Pit participants.
Fixed issues where players’ Overlords could disappear from the Army screen after losing a fortress.
Fixed issues where an Orc who cheated death after a Pit Fight loss could fail to re-enter the Army screen.
Fixed an issue where loading into an Online Vendetta could result in becoming stuck on a black screen.
Fixed a long load time issue when selecting “Leave Mission” during an Online Vendetta or Online
Fixed issues with incorrect Orc traits being shown in the Online Conquests preview menu.
Fixed an incorrect error message when replacing a daily challenge.
Fixed a campaign audio issue when accessing the first Shadow of the Past Mission.

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