Shadow of Mordor to no longer have online features by end of 2020
Shadow of Mordor was a highly successful game when it came out in 2014. The game featured an interesting mechanic of evolving enemies and enemy behaviours. Along with that, the game also launched with a slew of online features which enhanced the gameplay experience.
Now, from the end of this year, there won't be any online content for the game, the developer- Warner Bros Studios announced. So, if you've still got some pending online missions, complete them now!
These are the features which will be removed from the game
As of December 31, the nemesis forge, vendetta missions, leaderboards, and WBPlay connections will all be unavailable. To elaborate, the Nemesis Forge will be closed off, meaning that players won't be able to transfer their in-game Nemeses from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor to Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
As for the Vendetta Missions and the Leaderboards, they will no longer be accessible. Additionally, WBPlay will no longer be available, but the epic runes "Orc Hunter" and "Gravewalker" will automatically be awarded to all players.
In a single player, story driven game such as Shadow of Mordor, the need for an online part of the game was not required. Seeing the lukewarm response on the online features of the game, the developers have highlighted that they might as well work on improving single player aspects of the game itself.
At any rate, Shadow of Mordor has an updated enemy system, wherein enemies will level up and change their style of combat to make it harder for you. This is a mechanic that was first seen in Shadow of War and was polished further in the sequel- Shadow of Mordor.