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MMORPG | Genre: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

  • Itemization Addressed in Rise of Isengard

    A new developer post has cropped up on the Lord of the Rings Online site that addresses changes to itemization coming with the Rise of Isengard expansion. The team identified two main areas of concern and lays out exactly how those will be addressed and how the changes will affect all types of players.

    Reported on Jul 28, 2011
  • Rise of Isengard Screenshots

    The Lord of the Rings Online dev team has released six new screenshots from the upcoming Rise of Isengard expansion. The screens feature the Tower of Orthanc, as well as the Gap of Rohan. Rise of Isengard is scheduled to be released on September 27th. Check the screenshots out in our Lord of the Rings Online gallery.

    Reported on Jul 27, 2011
  • Rise of Isengard to Launch Beta Next Week

    Turbine announced today that Rise of Isengard, the third expansion pack for free-to-play giant Lord of the Rings Online, is set to enter into its Beta Testing phase on Wednesday, July 27th. The beta is by invitation only, but if you pre-purchase the expansion, you'll get preferred access.

    Reported on Jul 22, 2011
  • New Screens - Rise of Isengard

    Turbine has released a new batch of screenshots from the upcoming Lord of the Rings Online Expansion pack, Rise of Isengard. The screens detail the brand-new region of Dunland, one of the three new regions coming with the expansion pack coming on September 27th this year.

    Reported on Jul 20, 2011
  • New Concept Art - Draigoch

    The Turbine team has released a new piece of concept art for the Lord of the Rings Online's upcoming expansion, The Rise of Isengard. The art depicts Draigoch, one of the most powerful living creatures in all of Middle Earth.

    Reported on Jul 14, 2011
  • A Chat with Jordan Long: The Man in the Box

    Jordan Wayne Long contacted Managing Editor Bill Murphy via e-mail to share a project he's beginning in July. He's a performance artist from Arkansas and as a piece on trauma and the ways to deal with it, he'll be shipping himself in a tiny box across country armed with only Lord of the Rings Online to keep him company. We sat down with Jordan to discuss the project and the motivation behind it. Take a look!

    Reported on Jun 25, 2011
  • Performance Art to Prove a Point

    As an avid Lord of the Rings Online player and arts, Jordan Long is taking his theories about in-game communities and their benefits for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to new levels. Long has 'mailed' himself from his home in Arkansas to a final destination in Oregon locked in a crate with nothing but his computer and his LOTRO companions along for the ride.

    Reported on Jun 20, 2011
  • Rise of Isengard Impressions

    With the announcement that Lord of the Rings Online would be expanding this fall, Turbine generated a lot of excitement as players would finally get to Isengard.'s Drew Wood had the opportunity to check out some of the Rise of Isengard expansion and has some impressions to offer. Check it out and then let us know what you're looking forward to in the comments.

    Reported on Jun 15, 2011
  • Rise of Isengard Release Dated

    Turbine has announced the release date for the Rise of Isengard expansion for Lord of the Rings Online. Rise of Isengard will officially launch on September 27th and the expansion is ready for pre-order. The expansion will bring three new zones, a new 24-player raid dungeon and a level cap increase to 75.

    Reported on Jun 07, 2011
  • 12 Month VIP For $99.99

    The folks over at LotRO have announced a super special deal for anyone who's looking to be a VIP subscriber of Lord of the Rings Online. Invest in a full year for only $99.99, an almost $80 discount from the month-by-month payments of $14.99 a month. Check it out!

    Reported on Jun 05, 2011
  • Lost Legends of Eriador Released

    Turbine has announced that the latest update to Lord of the Rings Online has been released. Called 'Lost Legends of Eriador', the new patch brings a boatload of changes not the least of which are new scaled instances, new skirmishes and other bug fixes and enhancements.

    Reported on May 24, 2011
  • Update 3 Developer Walkthrough

    Turbine and the Lord of the Rings development team have been working quite hard during the first half of 2011 to bring to large updates into the game. Lead Writer Bill Murphy recently had the opportunity to participate in a developer walkthrough of Update 3 with Turbine developers Linda Currie and Aaron Campbell. See what Bill discovered during his guided tour.

    Reported on May 22, 2011
  • Update 3 Skirmish Updates

    Turbine devs Bob "Maurath" Hess and Joe "jwbarry" Barry have posted a pair of blogs dedicated to the new skirmishes that Lord of the Rings Online players will find in Update 3. Hess details Attack at Dawn, with Barry introduces players to The Icy Crevasse.

    Reported on May 23, 2011
  • Update 3 Release Coming May 23rd

    Turbine has announced that the Lord of the Rings Online Update 3: Legends of Eriador patch is scheduled to be released on May 23rd. Update Three features two new 3-player instances and two new skirmishes as well as new Turbine Store items.

    Reported on May 17, 2011
  • RipperX In the Shire

    RipperX is at it again and has created a great new video featured on the Lord of the Rings Online overview page. These videos are part of's continuing commitment to enhance our games list with the information that is most helpful to our readers. Check it out!

    Reported on May 02, 2011
  • Free People's Press #2

    The second digital issue of the Lord of the Rings Online 'Free People's Press' is now live on the official site. The Free People's Press is a weekly compilation of community news and links of interest to Lord of the Rings Online players.

    Reported on May 02, 2011
  • April Producer's Letter

    Turbine's Aaron "Rowan" Campbell has penned the latest Producer's Letter for Lord of the Rings Online. In it, Campbell shows off some of the patch notes spanning LOTRO's four year life. Then he goes on to talk about upcoming 2011 plans including the release of Update 3 in late May.

    Reported on Apr 28, 2011
  • Global Service Coming June 1st

    Turbine has announced that global service for Lord of the Rings Online will begin on June 1, 2011. Codemasters will continue servicing LOTRO in Europe through June 1st when player accounts will be migrated to Turbine. Free transfers will be offered to all players and they will be informed when the transfer tool is online.

    Reported on Apr 26, 2011
  • Celebrating Its 4th Anniversary

    Lord of the Rings players are being invited to check out the 4th Anniversary events scheduled to arrive in game from April 21st to April 24th. There will be a double XP weekend, a beer battle, Bree-Land and Shire horse races, and monsters dropping anniversary tokens which can be traded for awesome items.

    Reported on Apr 19, 2011
  • Hunter 101 Revised

    The handy New Player Guides over at are seen as a tool amongst the new player base. But only if they're kept up to date! Earlier this week the team at LotRO unveiled their revised Hunter 101 to keep the information up to date. Check out the details!

    Reported on Apr 17, 2011