As fans prepare themselves for Shadow of War, they might want to put on their copy of Shadow of Mordor. The game recently received an update out of the blue, which got plenty of fans talking about possible save transferring. Currently, there is no available information about what the patch does, so this could be the real deal.
Players have discussed the update on the WB forums, trying to find new features in the acclaimed Shadow of Mordor. So far, nothing too different has been discovered in the game, further hinting at a possible save transfer situation. It’s doubtful that the game will get updated for bugs at this time, since it is a few years old.
What’s Getting Transferred?
Considering the lack of decision making in Shadow of Mordor, what exactly is getting transferred to Shadow of War? Going by WB’s hint before, it’s easy to assume that it’s the Nemesis system, which was fun to do.
Earlier this year, WB seemingly hinted a save data import feature for the sequel. When asked if they’re working on a feature that carries over players’ Nemesis in Shadow of War, the representative simply refused to comment. “We’re not saying anything at this time,” he said.
Since the developers are expanding on this for the sequel, it makes sense to add some converted allies from Mordor. This will be great for those fans that got attached to some of their orc allies in the first game.
It would also be cool to see the player’s rivals get transferred to bigger positions in Shadow of War. Everyone loved the Revenge system from the first game, which gave players extra motivation to kill even more orcs. Assuming that players have unfinished bad blood with orcs from the first game, this could be a fun transfer feature.
Alternatively, it may carry over a few runes and upgrades for loyal fans. Mordor didn’t have much loot or gear, unlike the sequel, so it will be interesting to see if this is the purpose for the save import addition.
Shadow of More-dor
From what we’ve seen, it looks like the sequel will be a big improvement over an already great game. A bigger world has been teased and the orc conversions look more fun than ever, which should add some replayability. If the sequel manages to be better than its predecessor, we could have another 2017 Game of the Year contender.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will be released on October 10 for the PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC. Fans that need to catch up can get the Game of the Year edition for Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor on the same gaming systems.