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Shadow of War PC FAQ

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High-Resolution Texture Pack
“Ultra” resolution requires at least an 8GB video card, 16GB of system memory, and is a three-step process to enable:
  1. Download the free 15GB “High-Resolution Texture Pack” 
  2. In the Options menu select “Advanced” > “Texture Quality” > “Ultra”
  3. Select “Apply Settings”


Large Page Mode
This mode will only improve CPU performance. Scenes that are CPU limited may see a boost in performance. Fortress assaults are a good example of such scenes. The benchmark is fairly light on the CPU and will unlikely be affected by large page mode.
Dynamic Resolution
This option is set to 30 fps by default. 

When this option is enabled the resolution will dynamically scale between 100% and 10% of Scaled Resolution based on GPU performance in order to maintain the selected target frame rate. If Dynamic Resolution is set to 30 fps the resolution will dynamically drop until 30 fps on the GPU can be met.
Multi-Monitor Support
To run the game on another monitor perform the following actions:
  • Switch to Windowed mode. If you’re in full screen either use the display settings menu or use the hotkeys (ALT+ENTER or CTRL+ENTER).
  • Enter a menu to release the mouse cursor. 
  • Drag the window to the desired monitor.
  • Switch back to full screen if desired. Use the display settings menu or use the hotkeys. ALT+ENTER toggles between windowed and full screen. CTRL+ENTER toggles between windowed and borderless.


NVIDIA SLI / AMD CrossFire Support
 Supported with GeForce Game Ready Driver 387.92 and higher
AMD CrossFire: Planned to be supported in a future update.
Please make sure you have the latest display drivers:

System RAM Requirements when in SLI or Crossfire:

Texture Quality

Single GPU

2x GPU


6 GB

8 GB


8 GB

11 GB


12 GB

16 GB

Ultra (HD Texture Pack)

16 GB

24 GB

AMD Ryzen CPU Performance
Some users have reported poor performance with AMD Ryzen CPUs. We have reproduced the issue internally and have solved it by performing the following actions.
  • Update the AMD Chipset Driver (
  • Update the Motherboard firmware to the latest
  • Update Windows 10 to the latest version (1703 15063.674)


Screen Recording Compatibility
FRAPs is not compatible with Middle-earth™: Shadow of War. Using this 3rd-party application may result in instability.
NVIDIA Surround / AMD Eyefinity Support
NVIDIA Surround:
 Supported for 3x1 and 5x1 monitor set ups
AMD Eyefinity: Supported for 3x1 and 5x1 monitor set ups
Please make sure you have the latest display drivers:


The minimum requirement for HDR is Windows 10 Creators Update (1703)

HDR and advanced color must be enabled in Windows Display Settings for the HDR monitor. Middle-earth: Shadow of War will automatically detect monitors running in HDR mode in Windows and switch the game into HDR.