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9 Killer Tips And Tricks To Get Ahead In Middle-earth: Shadow Of War

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Shadow of War is finally here and it's absolutely massive, but our Shadow of War tips and tricks guide can make it easier. Upgrade the best kills, learn how to use your gems and equipment and learn the best combat moves in the game with our Shadow of War tips. And why not share your own tips in the comments below? Subscribe to the channel for great Xbox videos all week: https://goo.gl/pqXHjw Team Xbox On lives for Xbox - when we aren’t making videos, we’re glued to the screen. It’s fine, as long as someone opens a window occasionally. Join our Xbox experts Benny, Lydia, Graeme and Matthew for great Xbox content throughout the week, giving you the best access to the biggest games on Xbox. Want more of the team? Benny: https://www.youtube.com/user/BennyCentral Lydia: https://www.youtube.com/user/SquidGame Graeme: https://twitter.com/AceyBongos For all the latest news, follow Xbox UK on Twitter: https://twitter.com/xboxuk Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound
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Saladon89 (17 days ago)
wow i went through the game without knowing that i can ride a troll, wouldve made my fight against them alot ezier
The Erikin84 (20 days ago)
Best trick is to wait a year or two and buy the game of the year and have all the stuff, minus the marketplace.
Mohammed Naseer (26 days ago)
They removed chests and I didn’t pay a cent on chests
No Curfew (1 month ago)
I love this game
Syncere James (1 month ago)
Love this game
Tyler Durden (1 month ago)
Xbox? What are you a peasant?
Tae Park (1 month ago)
Ultimate Tip: set difficulty to brutal then level up enemy orc captains to lvl 80. Play the missions where two enemy captains are executing, raiding, chasing one another. Do not engage just wait until one or the other die/ flee. You get up either way as long as you don't die. If you set difficulty to normal after every enemy orc captains are max level you can attempt to shame them thus getting XP. Rinse repeat.
Tae Park (1 month ago)
You get XP not get up. Typo
Modular Interactive (1 month ago)
The quickest way to level up is to complete all the captain killing/luring out challenges for areas on the map (they have orange chevrons on the map) - usually the XP is between 2,000 - 9,000. It's always handy to bring your best recruited Captain as a bodyguard if things get hairy (I use Epic/Legendary orcs as bodyguards). A couple challenges and you'll level up. Plus you get the loot. The best weapon to defeat Captains in the throngs of orcs is the Glaive with Deadly Striker skill extension (clicking square after creating glaive provides an effective method of crowd control), also 'shadow kill striking' a captain's entire retinue before engaging is a great way to increase your odds. If you issue a Death Threat the captain will show up without his huge retinue and is easier to kill. Recruiting Captains in the middle of big groups of attacking orcs is hard, there is a skill point to increase the speed of Dominate which helps a little, but always good to thin out the crowd a bit. Shooting captains with exploding head shots (Detonate skill) is a great way to stand back and kill from a distance. Even better if they explode and take out nearby orcs too. If you really must engage always sneak up from behind and Brutalise a Captain before finishing him off by pinning his feet (Pinning Skill) and more headshots and a couple executions and maybe some dagger bursts. If a Captain is mounted always kill his Caragor before engaging. If the captain is significantly of higher level then order a couple orcs to kill him, watch them and if they are getting beaten jump in with your bodyguard after healing them and you should overwhelm the fella, you will probably need to shame him to bring I'm down a few levels before trying again to recruit him. If you kill a higher level orc then you get great loot.
Modular Interactive (1 month ago)
Also, before I forget anther 'must have' skill is the freeze skill (use 'circle' during melee combat) and there is an extension of it as a skill where you jump over an orc using 'x' and it freezes them, works on captains too and is great way to kill captains easily because you can do rapid critical hits by tapping square when they are frozen. Freeze them around 2 or 3 times and hit them quickly and they'll be broken.
Sugar free Gaming (1 month ago)
Great video, the only shadow of war video that goes deep enough to explain things
COMMANDER RYKER (1 month ago)
My sword makes it wear my glave charge attack does an explosion, I have an ability the allows me to double charge and the as long as I tap left mouse trigger I can continue with 4 or 5 more explosions. It’s really powerful
Bassibasukki (1 month ago)
Another tip you should mention=Rush story long as you get dominate ability, then recruit everything! You will be having wide variety of orcs to compare and experiment
Luis Mitrica (3 months ago)
console peasants!
Leon Shore (3 months ago)
Hey all. I am on the Xbox One X, and I just bought a physical copy of the Gold Edition (comes with code for season pass and code for gold chest, so that's two codes right there). I also got a pre order code for the Sword of Dominion, and legendary warchiefs. That totals 3 codes. I don't want to have any problems. I haven't even put the disc into my Xbox one X. Could anybody be so kind as to PLEASE give me step-by-step instructions on how and WHEN to redeem the codes? Do I redeem them before even installing the game? Do I start a new game, then exit out to dashboard, then redeem the codes? I'm paranoid about doing something wrong. Can someone give me a step-by-step guide for an idiot please? Thanks in advance!!!
paul ogo (3 months ago)
Upgrade your summons and fight like a god..
KING iii (4 months ago)
i just picked this up for $19.99, so far so good
Justin Newman (4 months ago)
I like the game but I can't seem to go to play online.
SoulOfaLiar (4 months ago)
I once fought an olog-hai named... Ur... something. Anyway,he was level 20 whereas I was level 12. He also was an epic captain, and had the epic graug call ability. So what I did was: shoot some meat to lure away the graug, stun the olog, and then ride him away to a safer location. We duel'd for a bit, and I broke him, shamed him, and went looking for him. Then I found him, got chased away by another captain, found him again, got chased away by the same captain, found him once more, almost killed him, dominated him, and commanded him to retreat. Thanks for reading my story, and have a great day!
End-Gamer (5 months ago)
Just got the gold edition for 45 bucks !!! Looks like fun its patching!
ZeroChill 215 (5 months ago)
Game is Fun as Hell
Unknown_ Music (6 months ago)
I love LOTRs and Hobbit so ima buy tf outa this
Ivan Lopez (7 months ago)
I'm trying to do the trophy called vandal where you gotta destroy a monument but there isn't any in my maps so how do I do it I already completed the game btw. and when I do find one It doesn't show me the button to press so I can destroy it so I can't destroy it I already restarted the game and console I need help
Oliver Berner (7 months ago)
"I" don't understand the lighting though" makes it feel flat, but is a reminder to the old "lotr" games, maybe they should have emulated "the friday the 13th: the game" style of using shadows lighting and reflections when choosing which "Jason" character to inhabit instead, ironic that the game is named shadow of. . ." the same with "soul mode" or what ever changing the opacity/quasi-tranparent with ingrained white, why not add a liquid nitrogen gas and fire effect with dynamic wave patterns and a hint of blue in it or something. vs mode with miniatures okay reminds me of dungeons and dragons or, what beast fodder and urguk the nail biter the names. . . wow wonder what "Tolkien" would have thought and who he would have agreed with." Not "his rights" anymore "tho." ( double smack) "Fresh, n' clean! "ba-pa-duh. . ."
GamingDiary (7 months ago)
Press Y then RT and B it's better when they help you plus you get extra health when doing it
Dalen Lewin (8 months ago)
I really need to get that second might bar.
John Livernois (8 months ago)
what bout a last chance on a caragor? Con't figure that out!
Jojo the Swede (8 months ago)
Mirian? I did the campaign and got nearly 150.000 of it
occifer dank (8 months ago)
Graphics on Xbox are trash compared to on Jesus is that a ps3
Tom_210 (9 months ago)
Good video but already knew all that was said
Alan Chandler (9 months ago)
This game is mint so worth getting
Offensive Gaming (9 months ago)
Xbox sucks
Benjamin Collins (9 months ago)
I wake up wanting to play this for the combat alone. It’s really fluid and i really like mowing down orcs over and over again.
DLAROC (9 months ago)
I want that invisible cloak now. Lol. Is there a specific place to get it?
DLAROC (9 months ago)
Been loving this game. The multi executions is dope.
Factor Fitness (9 months ago)
The first point is awful advice. Taking down grunts is super easy and they're walking health reserves. Killing them when you don't have to is pointless. The skill that allows you to punch opponents on the ground and the skill that gains might on counters are *much* more useful. Grunts are far too easy to take skills to counter against - all skills should be focused around killing captains.
sans the skeleton (10 months ago)
Guys i found a way to easily kill war Chiefs overlords and captains What you do is go somewhere high up where no orc can climb up then use the shadow strike pull to pull the captain overlord or war chief over to you and they will take damage and then it is one vs one meaning no interruptions from other orcs your welcome
Carlton Slappy (10 months ago)
Great Game!!! It plays and feels like a good mixture of Batman: The Arkham series and Assassins Creed. With a Far Cry skill tree lol. Fun game to nerd out too
LegendaryStatus5 (10 months ago)
The fastest way to make Mirian is to do pit fights and sell the weapons you get. Rinse and repeat.
razou (10 months ago)
brutalize kill builds up might meter faster...imo
Louise De La Cruz (10 months ago)
This game is so fullll on keeps you on ya toes ..... awsome..derek tatoo.
JankyJoe (10 months ago)
Does anyone know if there's enough levels to get every skill in this game or do you actually need to make "builds"?
Jonathan Avitia (10 months ago)
I hate loot boxes but with this game it barely effects the game. Its a Good Game. Its not like Battlefront II
Jake Smith (10 months ago)
This game does have its really tough parts though so make sure you have a variety of weapons to effect a range of enemies. I started a captain battle once & ended up being ambushed by 3 others. Let me tell ya 4 v 1 is tough especially when only 1 of the captains had a lower level than Talion
Jake Smith (10 months ago)
Hands down my favourite game ive bought this year its such a long game with many side missions to do. If you get bored with this game its your own fault. & no you don’t have to any loot boxes. I only bought two with the in currency i earned over time & realised its way more fun to play without using them. Plus if you save your Mirian upgrades its makes the game a lot better early on for slight advantages
William Hensley (10 months ago)
Is this a different game than shadow of Mordor??
Sidious Kure (10 months ago)
William Hensley Its an improved shadow of Mordor. If you liked the first I would recommend buying this one
MAKEPEACENOTWAR stevo (11 months ago)
Well in benny
CreepMcJack (11 months ago)
Want the sickest and dopest experience inn the game, grind 4 max level and begin capture online forts, thats the bwst part! (If you have tried and don’t think so, this is an opinion)
Ctusler09 NLN (11 months ago)
playing using mouse and keyboard is much more difficult than console control. I notice the key press during last chance is almost never working.
Donovan Haacke (11 months ago)
these are not killer tips. they are just a tutorial to the game.......
FaeLock12 (11 months ago)
I'm currently playing shadow of war with a challenge of I'm only allowed to use talions starting gear. Any other weapon armor or ring I receive must be scrapped. Just finished all the carnan quests and have captured two forts so far I'm also on nemesis difficulty to add that extra layer of challenge
Andrew Sekely (11 months ago)
thems Olog-hai mate, not trolls
Sammy Jones (11 months ago)
White Wealth on a cloak or arm-thanks, I'm sure that'll help why I get Shadow of War on my birthday
VDJ Chris Forde (11 months ago)
Finally a indepth video on play essentials brilliant!
Danny Johnson (11 months ago)
They're not trolls, they're Olog-hai
Vito Foreal (11 months ago)
This was very informative, thanks.
josh findlay (11 months ago)
All of this stuff is literally talked about in the tutorial...
Zerosoldier (11 months ago)
The fastest way to get Mirian is to do the fight fits for a long time them dismantle all the gear you get
madda2012 (11 months ago)
Lovin this game 😋
Scott Mansfield (11 months ago)
Credit for the comment on orc culture, made me laugh. Cheers
General Mosquito Spray (11 months ago)
Is it true you can carry over your shadow of Mordor save?
Zar Zaid (11 months ago)
hi guys, is there anyone finished the game yet? just want to know will there be sequel possibilities?
Kirihum (11 months ago)
Nope, definitely not.
Dan Bardos (11 months ago)
If you enjoyed the first one, you will like this.
Skull Master69 (11 months ago)
How do you get rid of dead orcs in the army screen
Richard Sylvester (1 year ago)
Here's a tip that is worth more than all these put together. Use the xp boosts before story missions to get MEGA XP. Play online conquests if you run out of xp boosts as the gold chests you gwt almost always give you one. It should be called 9 tips for idiots who shouldn't have bought this game because if you dont know these already you should play candy crush instead.
Gemini (1 year ago)
Number 1 tip to get ahead in shadow of war buy microtransactions
adam harlan (1 year ago)
$ $ $ $ $ if that doesn’t work just uh you know throw more $ at it ~wb
Joshua Manicolo (1 year ago)
Has anyone else uncounted the glitch were ur own guy attacks ur allies
TheWhiteDeath (1 year ago)
Did you make this video for retards
Joe Arguin (1 year ago)
Should make a create a character dlc or something idk
Wamy Ram (1 year ago)
Can't wait to get this game!!!!!
REE ANIMATION (1 year ago)
Some of my gear I can’t destroy.. why is that?
karvamuna (1 year ago)
I've beaten the game why am i watching this?
josef2012 (1 year ago)
Raghav Ravichandar (1 year ago)
Nice vid, good tips. Would help if you can explain the game UI a bit .I couldnt figure out where the might meter was and when does holding X come into play
AXLExGREASE jensen (1 year ago)
this pay to win thing is stupid you can get everything in the game without paying you can get gold by playing the game not sure how but I did it I think it has something to do with online play but pointless to pay spent my gold on a chest only to have my legendary orc killed by a much lower lvl not even epic orc so ya just play the game and stop bitching about paying aspect every game does it these days this game is a perfect example of how to do it without making a pay to win game definitely an amazing game
francis WARLORD (1 year ago)
This game was to easy even On nemesis mode I was level 60 before I finished shadow wars and never lost any fortresses I wish the game was more difficult
Daniel Flanard (1 year ago)
Talk about difficulty. There have already been two early on fights that have made we want to rip my hair out. It's fun but reminds me why I hated the beginning of the first game times ten.
darkvaryz (1 year ago)
This video gave me nothing particular info valuable, sad
Zulul Scout (1 year ago)
If idiots want to buy loot instead of earning it, let them miss out.
Dakota Cross (4 months ago)
loosing forts in shadow wars does have benefits... every time i do it i got info on half the captains that were in the raid even ones i didn't see raid me!
Daus Bahruddin (1 year ago)
try to level up as much as u can before act II
metro boss (1 year ago)
its perfect
Jake Horton (1 year ago)
Great guide man!
HighNoon (1 year ago)
I feel they make it silly to get a legendary recruit I fought one to high a level so I shamed him down only to do it over and over again till I just gave up and killed him , so it makes me think they do it on purpose to force you to buy a gold chest to get a legendary recruit, they will let you get weapon but they make it ridiculous even the legendary overlord they make him a higher level than you so you can’t recruit. But I still like the game and I’m not buying anything , just hope you got the pre order 4 legendary or you won’t see many till your level 45
Theanimedude341 (1 year ago)
i had like 3 captians turn up once in one nemisis mission i took out two...
Moquito SEA (1 year ago)
worst thing is the champions always talk too much... some time it is fun, but all the time i feel like wasting time.
ThisIsMyUsername (1 year ago)
Can i make move my uruks into a different region?
Aliquid Gaming (1 year ago)
Love the game. Havent bought a loot box yet. Actually feel like dropping the cash for the expansion pass. AC Origins and SoW are my GOTY.
Scooter Mcgee (1 year ago)
So many loot box comments smh... This game isn't pay to win I've sunken many hours into it and I'm getting a great experience and I haven't spent a dime more then the 60 dollar price tag... for you saying it's p2w pls explain how because honestly if your talking online conquest you know nothing about the game. The defending team don't lose their orcs/warcheifs and overlords so you don't just set up your fort, then leave, then come back to an obliterated army. The only time you lose orcs is when you are the one raiding and you can tell by the defense rating if your ready or not so it's your fault if your army gets decimated. If you haven't bought the game because of all these people who say it's p2w, don't listen to them I'm pretty sure 99% of people WHO HAVE THE GAME agree that it's not p2w and you still get the full experience without spending a penny.
Dakota Cross (4 months ago)
ive purposely lost forts and got half the captains worth of their intel each one i hunt and or kill, plus it great to automattically see which orcs of the ones you get info on are worth
CreepMcJack (11 months ago)
Well.... kinda is pay to win, a guy paying off to level his orcs faster to faster conquer another castle would be precicely P2W, and if he used real money on his castle it’s still something he paid 4 and didn’t grind 4. Pepole paying their way to the top however, I will agree don’t show off any skills, they show off wallets. A guy who pays gets legendary orcs almost all the time, with the silver warchests you get epic orcs. So if I paid money to raid your castle and your defense rating goes down because off that(check online button inn pause menu) he kinda paid to get that advantages he had, and you loses defense rating because off it. Thats also 1 reason you are aloved to raid your own castle, to check if your defense rating could increase or not. So, it’s pay 2 win, sinch the payer gets legendaries bo payers gets epic, wich actully have some advantages to the payer. Yeah, you never see any one raiding you, and you can’t defend your castle while anyone is doing so, but it’s the a numbers game to defense/attack stats inn the online part.
Gluten Freeboi (1 year ago)
How do you instantly kill uruks after parry?
Scooter Mcgee (1 year ago)
White Swissguy it's one of the upgrades for the parry that knocks orcs down
Jack Keddie (1 year ago)
White Swissguy An ability i forget what it's called
Shillela (1 year ago)
Thanks for the help with gems! Maybe show more detail on each gem.
Markov Soh (1 year ago)
Advance tip: if you suck at last chance.. no worries... keep on reviving your bleeding captain and he will save you :)
Markov Soh (1 year ago)
Advance tip: if you suck at last chance.. no worries... keep on reviving your bleeding captain and he will save you :)
Markov Soh (1 year ago)
Advance tip: if you suck at last chance.. no worries... keep on reviving your bleeding captain and he will save you :)
Cleetus Luckas (1 year ago)
No matter what the game is, number one, if you don't own it nor plan to buy it how do you know ANYTHING about it and what do you care? Second of all IF it has microtransactions you are NOT FORCED OR REQUIRED OR DECEIVED into buying, what's your gripe?
Frankie Pollock (1 year ago)
My daily challenges don't all reset every day only one or so do it's annoying
Lasciel (1 year ago)
Tip #1 buy lootboxes 😂😂😂😂😂 that's it. Video over
Luis Santiago (1 year ago)
So when i get a legendary level 15 but im level 30 , should i destroy it or upgrade it?
Kayuza 145 (3 months ago)
Ewan Henderson: Get it and play it on Brutal. It takes two hits to get you down, and you only get one chance.
Ewan Henderson (3 months ago)
Luis Santiago im thinking of buying shadow of war is it good also can it be challenging? i would like a challenging game i have dark souls 3 i quit after the 3rd boss
Kayuza 145 (3 months ago)
Luis Santiago: Can you even destroy legendary items? I can't destroy the purple ones.
DARKSEID (8 months ago)
Always keep legendary gear
Timberwolf0n3 (11 months ago)
Luis Santiago upgrade
Bryce O'Connor (1 year ago)
The game is incredible and does not require you to buy loot boxes at all. Just like overwatch but they’re even less prevalent in this game.
ChiefKene (1 year ago)
I bought ONE look box.... that was from scraping the old weak gear. Got two captains. You don't need the boxes broski's, the whole game is meant to be a fun grind.
Anthony Garrett (10 months ago)
I bough a few for fun with in game money and it doesn't affect the game negatively also I had a lot of it with not much to spend it on
ChiefKene (1 year ago)
LyserGiCid facts
Load¡ng (1 year ago)
blasking1 exactly, its just lazy fucc bois complianing about the loot boxes. OH NO , THEY MIGHT HAVE TO ACTUALLY PLAY THE GAME ... foh
Kyle Huggins (1 year ago)
You should make a video about the army cause it can be very overwhelming at the beginning
Ossie Yelder (1 year ago)
Is it me or does this game look bad compared to PC or PS4 or this is a bad video.

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