Shadow of Mordor's achievement-saving update is available now

By Sean Carey,
It's been quite the saga since WB Games announced that servers for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year Edition would close at the end of December last year. Several achievements were thought to be discontinued once the closure hit, but thanks to a new update from developer Monolith, all achievements will remain unlockable. The update is available to download now.

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The file size is reportedly coming in at 2GB for the standard version of Shadow of Mordor and 8GB for the GOTY edition. Here are the patch notes from WB Games Support:

Shadow of Mordor Version 1.16 patch notes

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 January 12th.
  • 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.
Over in the Monolith Discord, a developer by the username of Monolith_Mark explained that the Repaid in Blood achievement now unlocks after hunting down and killing a captain that's previously killed you and not another player. "You get killed by a Captain and then avenge yourself. So it's not an online vendetta, it's a personal vendetta."

Now the update is in place, and there's nothing to worry about, all of you who still haven't unlocked the demanding The Hunt is my Mistress and Lord of the Ring achievements can safely rest knowing these will be unlockable in the future.

The update is available to download now.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.