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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 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
  • Spring Festival Screenshot Contest

    Turbine is reminding Lord of the Rings Online players about the Spring Festival Screenshot Contest that is currently running and will continue until Monday, April 4th. Categories include Snazzy Hat (individual), Shrew Stompin' (individual), Kinship Uniforms (group) and Couples Celebrating Nature (group).

    Reported on Mar 30, 2011
  • New Ost Dunhoth Screens

    Turbine has released three new screenshots from Lord of the Rings Online and the new instance, Ost Dunhoth. The instance arrived with Volume III, Book 3: "Echoes of the Dead". Check them out in our Lord of the Rings Online gallery!

    Reported on Mar 29, 2011
  • The Way Back Machine: LotRO's E3 2006 Preview

    This week in the Way Back Machine,'s Drew Wood takes a look at Danielle Vanderlip's May 18th, 2006 article previewing the then forthcoming Turbine MMO, Lord of the Rings Online.

    Reported on Mar 27, 2011
  • 1-30 Leveling Guide: The Road to Evendim

    Interested in picking up Lord of the Rings Online, but getting frustrated with the low-level grind? Kyle Horner over at the official Community site for LotRO has published a Leveling Guide for just such players! Check it out.

    Reported on Mar 26, 2011
  • Spring Festival Arrives

    Turbine has announced that the Spring Festival has arrived on all Lord of the Rings Online servers. The Spring Festival features quests, shrew battles, festival-specific awards and more!

    Reported on Mar 24, 2011
  • Update 2 Launches

    Turbine has announced that Update 2 for Lord of the Rings Online has been (or is being) deployed on all servers. The new update brings Volume III, Book 3: Echoes of the Dead online as well as a host of major updates to several important game features. There are new instance "clusters", new skirmishes, new content and the Spring Festival is live as well.

    Reported on Mar 21, 2011
  • Volume III, Book 3 Quest Notes

    Turbine's Jeff 'MadeOfLions' Libby has penned a new dev blog entitled "Update 2: Volume III, Book 3 Quest Notes Developer Diary". The article begins with a discussion of the mysterious relics that have begun to appear in Eriador and then segues into new quest arcs before wrapping up at a preview of the epic content coming in Book 3: Echoes of the Dead.

    Reported on Mar 17, 2011
  • Overhauling Evendim

    Turbine's Joe "jwbarry" Barry has written another developer blog looking at how the team is working on the entire Evendim zone in Lord of the Rings Online. In preparation for Update 2, the team wanted to be sure that the area was meaningful and "tightened up" for players in the level 30-40 range.

    Reported on Mar 15, 2011
  • "Solofication"

    Turbine's Bob "Maurath" Hess has penned the latest Update 2 dev blog on the official Lord of the Rings Online site. This time, devs deal with the newly minted word "solofication", or in other words, giving the players the ability to solo most, if not all, of the epic storyline.

    Reported on Mar 08, 2011
  • Three New Moria Skirmishes

    Turbine has released several new screenshots from the three new skirmishes coming to the Moria zone with Lord of the Rings Online Book 3: Echoes of the Dead.

    Reported on Mar 08, 2011
  • Upcoming Raid Dungeon Detailed

    Turbine's Joe "jwbarry" Barry has written about a new instanced dungeon coming to Lord of the Rings Online with Update 2. Called "Ost Dunhoth", the dev blog details the cohesion that players will need to employ in order to be successful within the raid. This, Barry feels, sets Ost Dunhoth apart from the rest.

    Reported on Mar 03, 2011
  • New Monster Play Screens

    Turbine and the Lord of the Rings Online team have released five screenshots from Book 3: Echoes of the Dead. Included in the content update set to debut soon are some significant changes coming to the PvPM system.

    Reported on Mar 01, 2011