LotRO's Update 18 Brings New Level Cap And Battle of Pelennor Fields

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor April 12, 2016
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LOTRO Pelennor Fields

The Lord of the Rings Online's latest update is now live and takes on the big climactic battle from The Lord of the Rings, bringing the Battle of the Pelennor Fields to Turbine's free-to-play MMORPG, as well as several other features that make this one of the biggest free updates the game has ever seen.

The Battle of the Pelennor Fields doesn't present itself using the already-established "big battle" system; instead, Turbine used a combination on Epic and group instances, along with some interesting new tech and even a Rohirric battle-song, to bring the great conflict to life. You can read about how it all came together in a blog post on the LotRO site.

In addition to the battle, Update 18 raises the level cap from 100 to 105 and introduces the region of Far Anorien, which contains the Druadan Forest and western Beacon Hills. Books 5 and 6 of the Epic Story are also in the offing, as well as other new features, such as featured instances that offer additional rewards, task boards in housing instances, and new dyes for the seasonal festivals. You can read the entire update notes on the LotRO forums.

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Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (7)

LoveLotro 5 years ago
Fantastic new update which brings you to the forest village of the Woses and gives an epic experience on the Pelennor battlefield.

Za'Muro 5 years ago
holy f ..... delete this game and make a new one, what is this, its 2016 not 2000

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Arieswar 5 years ago
I hope by all thats holy that they release the licence to someone better we would love a Lotro MMo but this thing is dead.

Reader 5 years ago
God, have mercy on us and put an end to this pixelated abomination. we are in 2016!!!!!
This game puts the whole LOTR idea into a shit hole.

Look at "shadow of mordor" and then instal this lotro online and try play it.

GalahadIV 5 years ago
Why update an already dead corpse?


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