Servers for the game Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor have been shut down, meaning that various features of the game are now unusable.
If you’ve yet to give WB Games’ Middle Earth series a try, you might be disheartened by the news. Features such as leaderboards, vendetta missions and the ability to port your game save over to the game’s sequel are now officially unavailable.
“Due to changes with our network, access to certain features for the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor videogame on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam will no longer be available beginning Jan. 12.
- The Nemesis Forge feature is no longer available.
- Vendetta missions are no longer available, but the “Repaid in Blood” achievement/trophy can still be unlocked.
- Leaderboards are no longer connected to other users and only show the player’s score, but “The Hunt is My Mistress” and “Lord of the Ring” achievements/trophies can still be unlocked.
- The WBPlay platform is no longer available, but the Epic Runes “Orc Hunter” and “Gravewalker” upgrades are now automatically awarded to all players.”
Having released in 2014, it’s unlikely that many were still utilising the servers for the game. However, it will definitely affect fans who held off on playing the series. Again, if you haven’t played these games, you still should.
The removal of the Nemesis Forger feature is sad as it means that players won’t be able to seamlessly bring their Nemesis system (of which the game is praised for) into Middle Earth: Shadow of War.
Luckily, none of these changes renders the game unplayable. However, they do stand as a reminder to how digital-only services won’t be around forever. That being said, it’s nice that WB Games tied up all the loose ends left by omitting the games online features.
Are you sad to hear that Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor has had its servers shut down?
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