This New Shadow of Mordor Trailer Highlights Runes

May 19, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

Shadow of Mordor screenshot

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is set to release on October 7 for the PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. So far, gameplay previews have concentrated on the open world environment and the Nemesis System, in which minor enemies will change through your interactions with them and potentially show up later in a completely different role.

The newest trailer, however, focuses on another aspect of gameplay. Take a look to see how you can use runes to affect weapons and combat.

You’ll be able to get more powerful runes by meeting certain criteria, and several runes have been announced as retailer-exclusive preorder bonuses.

  • Amazon – Deadly Archer Rune (more damage when you inflict a ranged headshot)
  • Best Buy – Flame Arnor Rune (Talion’s flaming sword helps you get higher combos)
  • GameStop – Hidden Blade Rune (more damage when you use a stealth attack) and the purely cosmetic Captain of the Watch alternate skin
  • Steam – Orc Slayer Rune (more damage when you use special attacks)

Shadow of Mordor screenshot 2

What do you think? Share your thoughts on Shadow of Mordor and runes in the comments below.

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