Yesterday marked the finish of an period for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The action-adventure game’s on-line servers shut down January 12, and for a lot of video games, that’s the finish of the line – as soon as the servers are off, there’s no extra sport. That’s not the case with Shadow of Mordor, nevertheless: due to a final update, you’ll have the ability to proceed playing, even incomes achievements tied to the sport’s multiplayer options.
In a brief update on the official site, WB Games explains that “certain features” of Shadow of Mordor are now not accessible as of January 12 – these will likely be options like the Nemesis Forge, which allowed you to port your Shadow of Mordor nemesis over to the sequel, Middle-earth: Shadow of War. You gained’t have the ability to decide up Vendetta missions any extra, and the leaderboards are “no longer connected to other users” (which type of removes the level of having leaderboards).
However, due to Shadow of Mordor’s final update, you’ll nonetheless have the ability to hunt achievements – even the ones tied particularly to these on-line options. Repaid in Blood, which requires you to complete one Vendetta mission, can nonetheless be unlocked, and so can The Hunt is My Mistress and Lord of the Ring, which had been initially depending on leaderboard scores.
The WBPlay platform has been deactivated for Shadow of Mordor, but fortuitously, you’ll be mechanically awarded the Orc Hunter and Gravewalker Epic Runes subsequent time you load the sport.
In a time when extra video games are leaning closely into on-line service options, it’s genuinely good to see a sport sundown that aspect with out shutting itself down fully – permitting gamers who have but to stride by Mordor as Talion to nonetheless have adventures to sit up for.