It seems you don’t have to earn your way to defeating Sauron in Shadow of War. You can simply buy your way to victory through the in-store market.
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Gold is form of in-game currency that can be used to get higher level Loot Chests, War Chests, Boosts and Bundles of the aforementioned content. Gold can be acquired by:
• Purchasing through the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store or by adding to your Steam Wallet using real money.
• Awarded in small amounts at specific milestones.
• Awarded for participating in community challenges.
According to the website
“Loot Chests contain Gear (weapons and armor) of varying rarity. Equipping and upgrading these weapons and armor enhance Talion’s character abilities. Loot Chests can also contain XP Boosts that help level up Talion faster. War Chests provide Orc followers of varying rarity to help forge a strong army. They can also contain Training Orders to level up and customize Orc followers. XP Boosts are consumables that help level up Talion faster. Bundles package up Loot Chests, War Chests and Boosts together at a great value.”
What I loved about the first game was the fact that you started with nothing and ended the game with your own set of skills, weapons, and a following of Orcs you chased after but now it seems you can simply just skip all that right from the beginning. Still Excited for this game but I hope this is the end of bad news for Middle Earth.