An exploit in Monolith’s latest Middle-earth adventure Shadow of War allows players to get unlimited loot boxes.
PC Gamer reports players on PC can generate the in-game currency Mirian using Cheat Engine scripts. While it’s not the premium purchasable currency, Mirian still allows players to purchase silver chests, giving them infinite loot and uruks.
Cheat Engine is a third-party tool allowing players to make changes to game files. This kind of player-based alteration has been a long-standing tradition among PC gamers, however, the rise of online requirements and microtransactions has seen a significant decline.
Real money is still required to purchase legendary grade unlockables, but this ability to generate infinite armies means there’s little incentive for players to empty their wallets.
IGN reached out to Warner Bros for comment regarding the exploit.
Shadow of War came out this week and we think its strong action and Nemesis system make it amazing. For players who’d rather earn their Mirian, we’ve put together a guide of how to make money without the use of cheats.
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