Shadow of Mordor's latest update saves its platinum trophy

By Sean Carey,
It's been quite a ride since WB Games announced that servers would close for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year Edition. It was believed that three trophies would be discontinued after the closure, making the platinum trophy out of reach for many players. Now, developer Monolith Productions has released a patch that stops those trophies from becoming discontinued.

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The patch notes for version 1.16 say that the Repaid in Blood, The Hunt is my Mistress, and the Lord of the Ring trophies will all still be unlockable once the update has been installed. Repaid in Blood now has you hunting down a Captain that's previously killed you and not another player, while The Hunt is my Mistress and Lord of the Ring's leaderboards are now no longer connected to other users and only show your score, but trophies are still unlockable. Here are the patch notes from WB Games:

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.
Those who haven't managed to pop these trophies yet can breathe a sigh of relief. The Hunt is my Mistress and Lord of the Ring are both demanding trophies that many of you have been working towards unlocking since the server closure was announced. Now, you can rest easy knowing that these trophies will always be available.

This update applies to both the standard version of the game and the GOTY edition and 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.