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MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 04/24/07)  | Pub:Midway Games
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Lord of the Rings Online News

Latest Headlines for Lord of the Rings Online

  • Update 14: Path of the Dead to Arrive July 14th

    The next major Lord of the Rings Online content update is scheduled to hit live service on July 14th. The update brings huge additions to the game including a level cap increase to 100, three new regions to explore and slotted armor / essence system. The Path of the Dead update is free to VIP subscribers or can be purchased for 795 Turbine Points by free players.

    Reported on Jul 09, 2014
  • Shape-Shifting Beorning Revealed As New Class

    One of the things Lord of the Rings Online players are most looking forward to as 2014 wears on is the introduction of the first new playable class since Mines of Moira. In the latest LOTRO producer's letter, all is revealed with the announcement that the shape-shifting Beorning is coming soon. The rest of the letter details 2014's assertive schedule of meaty updates.

    Reported on Apr 14, 2014
  • Take a Tour of Update 13 with the Dev Team

    Turbine will be hosting a special Lord of the Rings Online developer broadcast via later today. During the event players will be able to get a firsthand look at Update 13: The Breaking of Isengard and will be able to ask the developers questions about the forthcoming content.

    Reported on Apr 03, 2014
  • Playing an Ent in The Breaking of Isengard

    The 7th anniversary of Lord of the Rings Online is right around the corner and so is the release of Lord of the Rings Online's 13th Update: The Breaking of Isengard. Previously, players had taken part in Isengard content by being held captive by Saruman and the orcs within. Now? The story has progressed with the books and players will get to explore what happened and how Saruman came to lose power. Yes folks, that means lots and lots of Ents and the Entmoot.

    Reported on Mar 26, 2014
  • The Breaking of Isengard Coming April 14th

    During a recent live stream event, the Lord of the Rings Online team announced that the next update called "The Breaking of Isengard" will be deployed on April 14th. While no official note has been made on the LOTRO site, the team has plans to reveal more during a special preview of The Breaking of Isengard on March 27th.

    Reported on Mar 26, 2014
  • New Class Coming to the Game for All Players

    During an event on the "Bullroarer" server for Lord of the Rings Online, it was announced that a new, as-yet-unnamed class will be coming to the game. Executive Producer Aaron Campbell let it be known that he had been in talked with Tolkien Enterprises about the class and that it is on that fits the lore. In addition, Campbell also let it be known that the class would be one that would be accessible to all players.

    Reported on Mar 14, 2014
  • Producer's Letter Hints at North Downs Overhaul

    The latest Lord of the Rings Online producer's letter has been published. In it, Aaron Campbell talks about what is coming in the next update, most notably a revamp of the North Downs area, among other things.

    Reported on Feb 26, 2014
  • Turbine Enters Another Round of Lay-Offs

    Gamasutra is reporting that Turbine has entered another round of lay offs at the Warner Bros. Interactive owned and operated games studio. There is no indication which teams were affected, specifically whether or not Lord of the Rings Online development staff has been let go. According to the report, Gamasutra is reaching out to Warner Bros. for more specific information.

    Reported on Feb 12, 2014
  • The Fellowship WILL Reach Mordor

    For those who are confused by whether or not Turbine succeeded in its quest to keep the license for Lord of the Rings Online and for the game's longevity, fret no more. Sapience has dived into a forum thread to let everyone know that the game will be developed and supported for many years to come.

    Reported on Jan 13, 2014
  • UPDATED: No New Dungeons in 2014 - Plans Focused on Revamps

    According to a post at, Lord of the Rings Online players aren't going to be treated to any new dungeons in the near future. Compiled from a chat script, Community Manager Sapience confirmed the rumor and further confirmed that no server merges are planned at this time.

    Reported on Jan 13, 2014
  • Helm's Deep Launches

    Turbine has announced that, after a two day delay, the Lord of the Rings Online expansion, Helm's Deep, has officially launched. To celebrate the announcement, Turbine also has released a brand new trailer. Check it out!

    Reported on Nov 20, 2013
  • Helm's Deep Delayed to November 20th

    Turbine has announced via the Lord of the Rings Online Facebook page that the Helm's Deep expansion launch is being delayed until Wednesday, November 20th. LOTRO servers have had a rough few days with a power outage at the main data center. According to news published on Facebook, the backup servers did not kick in resulting in the need to restore data, hence the delay of the expansion launch.

    Reported on Nov 19, 2013
  • Beta Smashes Previous Record

    According to a post on the Lord of the Rings Online forum, Turbine has had to add test server realms to match the demand of players wanting to check out the Helm's Deep expansion content and assist the team with bug squashing, etc.

    Reported on Nov 14, 2013
  • Steely Dawn Starter Pack on Humble Bundle

    Turbine and the Humble Bundle folks have announced that Lord of the Rings Online is now aboard. Players can grab a Steely Dawn Starter Pack that includes some pretty sweet stuff.

    Reported on Nov 13, 2013
  • Developer Diary Discusses Incoming Class Changes

    The latest Lord of the Rings Online developer diary focuses on changes coming to most classes with the release of the Helm's Deep expansion later this fall. To give the quick and dirty, the team has produced a highlight video.

    Reported on Oct 18, 2013
  • Helm's Deep - Rich In Lore

    Turbine has been proudly showing off the locations and environments coming in the next Lord of the Rings Online expansion, Helm's Deep, that is slated to go live in November. We've tagged along on a couple of tours and have some thoughts to share. Read on before leaving your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Oct 02, 2013
  • The Curious Case of Lord of the Rings Online

    Lord of the Rings Online is one of the more well-known MMOs, even given its advancing age. The latest expansion has come out but is time running out on Turbine's license? In today's Tourist, we take a look at LOTRO and implications for the future. Read on before heading to the comments to join the discussion.

    Reported on Sep 26, 2013
  • Helm's Deep Pre-purchase Program Begins

    Turbine has announced that the pre-purchase option for the Lord of the Rings Online expansion, Helm's Deep, has officially started. Helm's Deep is set to launch on November 18th and can be purchased for either $29.99 or $59.99, each package coming with various in-game items.

    Reported on Sep 12, 2013
  • Helm's Deep Preview

    Turbine is continuing the player journey into Middle-earth with the Lord of the Rings Online expansion "Helm's Deep". We recently had the opportunity to find out more about the expansion and offer this exclusive preview. Read on and then let us know what you think in the comments.

    Reported on Sep 09, 2013
  • Treachery of the White Hand Now Live

    Lord of the Rings Online developers have announced that the latest game update, Treachery of the White Hand, is now live on all servers. In addition, the full patch notes have been posted on the LOTRO site for players to review.

    Reported on May 13, 2013
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