Your Shadow of Mordor Game Save May Transfer Over to Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

Written by Neil Soutter on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 3:15 PM
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If you’ve still got your Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor game save then it might pay to hold onto it. Monolith Productions creative vice president Michael de Plater has suggested certain elements of progress may transfer over to the recently announced sequel, Shadow of War.

When asked by GamesRadar whether old game saves would be compatible, de Plater furtively said "Oh... I don't remember what we're allowed to say about that.” He then consulted his rep who was in charge of all the legal strong arming and said "We're not saying anything at this time." Ho hum.

While by no means a confirmation, it is suspiciously close to one.

Fortunately for PC players this should be a pretty simple process if Monolith does go down this route. Game saves are handled separately from install data so a lot of folks should still have their progress lurking somewhere. Failing that, you can just download the whole game again and sync your cloud save data. Unfortunately that will mean a hefty 44GB download.

As for how your Shadow of Mordor game saves could be utilised in Shadow of War, well, the choices are pretty apparent. Over the course of the original game Talion dominates a number of orcs and rises the ranks of the army himself. In Shadow of War you’ll be leading even larger armies against Orc fortresses and strongholds. It would be very neat if you could transfer your old orc army, complete with own procedurally generated personalities, strengths and weaknesses.

I’m doubtful there’s any chance of skills transferring however, as this would likely greatly unbalance the early stages of Shadow of War. That and, hopefully, Talion has access to an entire new range of skills to bash some skulls in with.

Would you like to see your old orc buddies make the jump to Shadow of War? Or would you prefer a clean slate for your next conquest?

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15:18 Mar-17-2017

That would be great. I've got a couple of orc captains (incl one with a repeating crossbow of doom) who could tear stuff up. It would be cool if they let you keep one power from SoM.

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23:12 Mar-12-2017

I prefer starting with a clean slate instead of using a safe file for a new game it makes absolutely no sense for me.

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18:38 Mar-11-2017

Anyone who doesn't already own the original. You can get the GOTY edition with all the dlc from cdkeys.com for £3.99. Bargain.

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10:43 Mar-11-2017

I still havent finished the expansions. Gonna have to do that before this one comes out, although I probably will not get this right away.

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01:45 Mar-11-2017

i just reinstalled it for the hype going to continue to give it a quick run again

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22:01 Mar-10-2017

My gut feeling is telling me that this feature isn't gonna amount to anything worth while in the actual game. We'll be like "that's neat" and move on instantly.

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21:22 Mar-10-2017

this would be cool

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19:47 Mar-10-2017

Seems something like Witcher 3 did when you can throw in Withcer 2 save and it'll impact the story for Witcher 3. Nice addition, I'd say.

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17:18 Mar-10-2017

Yes please!

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