Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor was last patched in October 2016 for PlayStation 4 Pro purposes and the latest patch is a bit of a mystery, since no official announcement came along with it. Save files transferring to Shadow of War are still a rumour at this point.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor just got patched on Steam with a whooping 8.1MB update, no big deal - but why patch a 3 year old game, especially so close to the release of its sequel? It is also a little strange that no official patch notes or announcement came along with the patch.
As these things go, fans are already running with some healthy but completely unverifiable speculation on the matter.
GamesRadar spoke to some Monolith higher-ups earlier this year, regarding the possibility of save files transferring between the old and upcoming games, and the reply they got was skillfully clumsy. After claiming that they weren't sure if they are allowed to talk about these things one of the game's producers came back with a comforting "We're not saying anything at this time."
A lot of footage from the game was shown at this year's E3, so feel free to shift through the provided game footage on Shadow of War's YouTube page, cautiously. We wouldn't want any hype to develop, hype is bad.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is arriving 10 October 2017, to a gaming device near you.