Last week the executive producer of Monolith, software house at work on Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Michael Forgey, died due to a brain tumor at just 43 years. Warner Bros, to please him, will make it appear in the title as a DLC character Forthog Orc-Slayer.
The DLC, however, is not at all free. It costs in fact dollars 4.99 but, on the other hand, the publisher declares that they will be donated to beneficence, to the Forgey family, 3.50 dollars for each purchase by 31 December 2019.
However, a small statement in the DLC trailer revealed that WB Games will donate the money that will come exclusively from DLC purchases made in the United States, excluding the rest of the world. This detail has been included in the description of the video that you can see at the foot of the news and has led some users to accuse Warner Bros, in the worst cases, of having profited from the death of an employee.
Eurogamer he contacted Warner Bros. to ask for an explanation and this was the answer:
"Neither Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment nor Monolith Productions will benefit from any sale of the Forthog Orc-Slayer DLC, regardless of the territory where such DLC is sold."