Shadow of Mordor is Ending Online Support Rendering One Trophy Unobtainable

Shadow of Mordor is Ending Online Support Rendering One Trophy Unobtainable

Matt Lorrigan

Warner Bros. has announced it will be ending support for online features in Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, rendering one of the game's trophies unobtainable.

The Repaid in Blood trophy requires players to complete a Vendetta Mission, which sees you track down and take out an enemy who had killed another player online. However, support for Vendetta Missions will be removed at the end of the year, among other online features. You can see the full statement down below.

Note: certain features for the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor videogame will no longer be available beginning Dec. 31, 2020.

Affected Features: 

  • The Nemesis Forge feature will no longer be available. Therefore, players will no longer be able to transfer their in-game Nemeses from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor to Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
  • Vendetta missions and Leaderboards will no longer be available.
  • WBPlay will no longer be available, but the epic runes "Orc Hunter" and "Gravewalker" will automatically be awarded to all players.

This all kicks in on 31st December 2020, giving players just under two months to unlock this trophy if needed. As of the time of writing, there has been no word from WB Games as to whether the trophy will be updated, but we won't be holding our breath.

  • Can't they just make 1 Vendetta Mission with a random enemy so you still can get the trophy?
  • Another server going down? I've just done Mad Max n all. Oh well guess this is my next game to play.
  • @ #2 ... It's a quick and straightforward platinum for the core game. The only tough trophy was in the "Hunt" DLC, and it wasn't that bad. Just needs some planning.
  • I’m glad I finished the main game a while ago. Still need to get the dlc done though. The hunt is my mistress trophy is what’s making me delay. Shouldn’t be too bad though.
  • I had best get this one trophy out of the way then before I forget .
  • Lol first MAD MAX now this! Goddamit online trophies have no business being in SP games like these xD
  • Hate it when this happens. They should either remove the trophy or change it so it's still obtainable
  • I didn't bother with the Mad Max one even though it was a game I wanted to play. But reading how broken the game was I thought it was just not worth it. This game on the other hand seems like not to much effort to get that one trophy. And still a decent time frame to get it. Can somebody tell me how far in the game you'll need to be to get this trophy.
  • Developers should put online trophies in a separate trophy list and make them optional to avoid this kind of situations. Thanks to I got my Mad Max platinum trophy in time.
  • @8 There was nothing wrong with Mad Max when I played it. It was a really enjoyable plat for me. You missed out.
  • Lol so just as people get this game for free they will be unable to earn a plat trophy...
  • @8 Once you have the Slaver Orc mission available practically at the start of the game, there should be another story/gold mission where you meet an Orc that’s tied up, and his mission teaches you about Power Struggle missions, which then appear normally in the world after his mission, as well as Vendetta missions can start appearing after that mission (Vendetta mission icons look similar to Power Struggle mission icons on the map, but it’s obvious which is which once you hover over the icons. I think Vendetta missions have a red X in the icon). You may need to spend a bit more time in the game world doing story or Power Struggle missions before one pops up, but it will eventually. Make sure you’re logged into WBPlay through the game (or whatever it’s called in SoM) just to be safe.
  • I hope next gen see's a lot more 'unlock a trophy online this way, or do it this way offline' type of thing. Whats the point of a trophy system and backwards compatibility if single player games are timed. Stupid fucking publishers destroying there own back catalog sales, and no matter what you think of trophies, at some point you will take an interest in them and want those juicy 100% completions.
  • @11 Can be confusing at first but free game is the 2nd in series - Shadow of War. This closer only applies to the first game, Shadow of Mordor. WB is on a roll what other games are next...SoWar probably. XD Injustice maybe...just PS3 version
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