Middle-earth: Shadow of War has three difficulty modes:
- Easy: Select this difficulty if you wish to focus on the main storyline. Victories against your enemies will come more easily but you may not experience all that the Nemesis System has to offer.
- Normal: Standard difficulty. Your enemies will not succumb to you easily and you are likely to experience everything the Nemesis System has to offer.
- Gravewalker: Put your skills to the test and experience the full breadth of the Nemesis System. Orcs are smarter and more adaptive, requiring careful consideration of each enemy's weaknesses. Death is guaranteed.