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Eastern Front achievement in Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Eastern Front

Conquer the Fortress of Shindrâm as Talion.

Eastern Front+0.2
3 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle Player

How to unlock the Eastern Front achievement

  • BastiaenBastiaen484,875
    19 May 2018 19 May 2018
    10 1 10
    This achievement is unlocked by loading up your main Shadow of War save file and traveling to Lithlad, then conquering the fortress there.
    You can make this much easier on yourself in a number of ways:
    1. Complete the Warchief missions first so that they won't be present during the attack and their upgrades will be disabled.
    2. Create command your captains to become spy warchiefs.
    3. Command your captains to be bodyguards for the overlord. They will attack him during the fight. I gave him 8 of my captains, and it was just sad to watch. This is a new feature with recent updates.

    Now, the biggest reason that I am creating this guide is that this achievement is known to be incredibly buggy! Today I found a solution to work around this achievement not unlocking. It is rather labor intensive, however, so you may just want to hope and pray that Monolith will patch this...
    I have no faith in game devs. Not after Mafia 3.

    If this achievement is broken for you, here is how to fix it.
    1. Delete your main game from within the game's main menu.
    2. Manage your game from the dashboard, and delete all save data for your profile. Please note, I recommend doing all other achievements first.
    3. Play through the game until you conquer Nurnen. At this point, all maps, including Lithlad, will be unlocked.
    4. You will likely be underleveled. Kill all warchiefs, and build and army. I recommend using any Orcs you may have in the garrison from the many free chests you will probably have gotten.
    5. BEFORE YOU CONQUER THE FORTRESS!!!! Close your game, fully shut off your console and clear the cache by unplugging the power from the back of your console, and from the wall. Wait 5 minutes before plugging it back in, then power up the console.
    6. Conquer the fortress. The achievement should pop after selecting a new overlord and returning to the open world.

    Good luck and I hope this helps a few people out there.

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    ImiltheWingedGlitch fix method did not work.
    Posted by ImiltheWinged on 10 Aug 18 at 00:55
    Muddy GrundyI got it on the first run through, I just replaced all the Orc captains with my left over Orcs from the main game. Took out the Warchiefs and ran through all capture points with ease.
    Posted by Muddy Grundy on 25 Aug 18 at 22:56
    BreezyPath0Does anyone know if taking the fort before you start Desolation gets around the glitch? I got the version with the season pass so I have all the DLC installed and ready to go but I haven't started any of it yet.
    Posted by BreezyPath0 on 27 Sep 18 at 15:53
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  • John Connor MJohn Connor M728,362
    12 May 2018 12 May 2018
    4 1 19
    Writing this solution purely because I was initially confused after finishing the dlc and finding no skin options or whatever.

    This is for capturing the fortress in the desert area in your MAIN game save file

    Capturing the fortress is the usual deal, and the absolute fastest way is to start the mission as soon as you get to Lithlad but is of course easier if you turn the difficulty down and have your orcs infiltrate the hierarchy.
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    alandonovanHmmm that’s confusing then. Thank you
    Posted by alandonovan on 21 May 18 at 04:32
    AllanTheGreat69As others have stated, I am having problems unlocking with red eyed Talion as well. This is my last achievement, so very frustrating to say the least.
    Posted by AllanTheGreat69 on 22 May 18 at 06:45
    The SCHWARTZ 00Went straight into the fortress raid without infiltrating anyone with my level 60 default skin Talion. Slaughtered everything in 10 minutes, destroyed the Overlord with no hassle. Achievement popped after the cutscene. So relieved when I heard the sound.
    Posted by The SCHWARTZ 00 on 01 Jun 18 at 00:34
  • Lord RazorbladeLord Razorblade1,110,622
    29 May 2018 24 Jun 2018
    2 3 0
    I will show you how to conquer the for with Talion. Pretty simple method to just go right in and push the cap points.


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