Hey there. Hope you’re enjoying Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. You know what would make the whole thing better, though? Some good, old-fashioned glitches.
Glitches, normally the bane of gamer-kind, can be plenty of fun if you take the time to appreciate how freakishly absurd they are. Sometimes, they even add a flavor the game was missing all along. Take a look at these 5 glitches that just make Shadow of Mordor more awesome.
1) Shadow of Mordor Rave Party
You haven’t lived until you’ve slain orcs under a neon rainbow sky. A graphical error in Shadow of Mordor sends the game spinning into discotheque mode and kicks fabulous gears into overdrive.
A claimed level designer and Reddit user chimed in, explaining the likely cause of the random rave initiation:
“Level designer here! Just some input here:
Basically what’s happening is that all of the light ‘sources’ kind of glitched out, and became brighter than they’re supposed to be. They’ve either ‘lost’ their values to be dull. For example, if I put a light source near a column, it can refract on the object, but the ultimate ‘source’ of the light can not and should not be seen.
In this instance, the lighting source bugged out, and is brighter than it should be, thus causing it to look like Las Vegas.” –ARasool
The glitch isn’t altogether terrible. Sure, the ground is an unidentifiable blur of high power bubble gum, but maybe Shadow of Mordor could use an add-on that widens the color scale a few million notches. Some (like user Ironze) go so far as to call it Shadow of Mordor: Blood Dragon.