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‘Middle-earth: Shadow of War’ DLC honoring late developer will now be free

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While the downloadable content will now be free, fans can still donate to Forgey's family to provide support.

Earlier this month, Warner Bros. Interactive and Monolith Productions revealed the Forthog Orc-Slayer content pack for the upcoming game Middle-earth: Shadow of War.

At the time, the publisher said that all proceeds would be going to the family of late executive producer Mike Forgey, but after struggling to find a legal solution for international donations, the content will instead be free to all players.

“Our decision not to promote the donation outside the United States (even though we intended to donate the money) caused many to question where funds from other territories were going,” Warner Bros. said in a forum post.

“Answering that direct question itself could have triggered compliance obligations or put us in violation of marketing laws in some of the 241 territories in which the content was available.”

If you already purchased the Forthog Orc-Slayer pack, you will be given a full refund, and everyone else will be able to snag it for free when the game launches next month.

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