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New Test Server Update For LOTRO Brings Scaleable Missions

Joseph Bradford Updated: Posted:
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The Lord of the Rings Online's test server is running again, and this time will allow players to test out new, scaleable missions. Additionally, the multi-tiered raid for The War of Three Peaks brings the fourth tier to the test server.

LotRO's test server, Bullroarer, is live till tomorrow, 10/8, and players jumping into the test can check out quite a bit actually. One of the most interesting bits to test are the Elderslade missions.

The new mission system allows players to try out offerrings of "short, solo, or duo scaleable instances," in an effort to retake Gundabad with the Longbeard Dwarves. These missions are accessible through the Introductory Remote Bestowed quest, or at Annâk-khurfu, which you can access via Stable-masters in major hubs.

Finally, new to the server this week is Tier 4 of the Amdân Dammul, The Bloody Threshold raid in War of Three Peaks. Players can check out the new raid tier and test it out for the devs until 5pm EDT on 10/8, though more tests are surely coming if you miss out on this.

Character transfer is still available, so you can bring your existing character to Bullroarer to test these features and content out ahead of the mini-expansion and Update 28's release. 

The Lord of the Rings Online's upcoming mini-expansion, "War of Three Peaks" is coming sometime this month according to the team, though we don't exactly know the release date yet. What we do know is that the pricing of the expansion has ruffled some feathers in the community, with the base mini-expansion costing $20 with collector's editions up to $99. Recently, LotRO's new class, the Brawler, was confirmed. However it won't be seen in The War of Three Peaks with it releases in the future.


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Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore