Enjoy new content and updated features in this winter update!
Emote collection UI:
You can now see all emotes available to the free people of Middle-earth in the Collections Panel. In the new emote tab you can preview emotes, learn how to earn them, and perform emotes directly from this panel.
You can also drag emotes from this panel to your skill quickslots.
New Quests have been added in Minas Tirith:
A new public endgame space in the Cisterns is available.
New quests can be found near the Stone Theatre (in the northern 1st Tier), inside the Houses of Lore, inside the Houses of Healing, at the Citadel, at the Training Ground, and near the Baths of Belecthor (in the 4th Tier).
Stable travel options have been added in Minas Tirith.
If you have already completed all of his adventures, George at Sandson's Farm might just have a new one waiting in the wings.
Updates have also been made to Instances & Currency, Housing, Classes, and more!
Pit your skills against opponents in a new combat setting taking place in Osgiliath. Take over key locations to push your enemies back, win glory, and unlock quests. Fight for the security of the Free Peoples or carry out Sauron's will on the fields of battle once more!
Cosmetic Weapons are here!
Further customize the way your hero looks and feels! Cosmetically equip weapons you find in the world in the Cosmetic Outfit tab and show off your favorite weapons.
New Roving Threats
Explore the more of Middle-earth in search of dangerous creatures who lurk and plot. Roving Threats have now been added to Evendim, The North Downs, and the dangerous reaches of Mirkwood.
Weekly Episodic Content
The Adventures of Bingo Boffin will whisk you off on a new journey through old Middle-earth, from the Shire to who-knows-where. Every week you'll have the chance to reconnect with Bingo and see what else he's up too!
New Store Items
The LOTRO Store will be getting quite a few new offers, including new PvMP Cosmetics, Expanded Storage Offers, and more!
Three New Regions Upper Lebennin – Defend refugees from Minas Tirith who have taken shelter from the encroaching army. Can you protect them from the forces of Mordor while still keeping Aragorn’s approach a secret from Sauron and his spies?
Lossarnach – Clear the land closest to the Rammas, the massive wall that surrounds Minas Tirith. Tensions run high with the impending siege and those who remain call for aid from any who would give it.
South Ithilien – Join the resistance! Rangers hold their ground with little to show for it, save a rising death toll and dwindling resources. Aid them in slowing and thinning the ranks of the enemy who cross the borders ahead of Sauron’s army.
Three New Instances The Sunken Labyrinth – Fight for survival beneath Osgiliath. Rangers who fled the invading army above have discovered that the Morgulduin’s fouled currents wash many things from the ruins above. Cleanse the depths belowed the ruin city if you hope to emerge alive.
The Ruined City – Uncover a mysterious stranger dressed in Faramir's tattered cloak. This unknown man seems to stay just steps ahead of you at every turn. Is he your missing friend, or…something else?
The Dome of Stars – Infiltrate the heart of Osgiliath and ascend the largest tower in the ruined city where you must confront one of the Nazgul in the heart of his army's power.
Introducing the Imbuement System Sting, Andúril, Glamdring - Every hero has their weapon. Name yours and have it advance with you in the new Imbuement System. Read more about how the process works, which legacies are available, and more in our latest Developer Diary.
Troubled times now force Beorn’s Kin out of hiding to join with the Free Peoples in their final stand against Sauron. Channel aspects of the bear as you fight alongside your allies: the strength of the Hide, the ferocity of the Claw, or the inspiration of the Roar. Build your wrath and decimate your foes with the new Beorning Class!
The Dawnless Day Looms over Central Gondor
Ringló Vale Drive back Saruon’s encroaching shadow. Dangerous creatures spilling from the mountains have brought pain and suffering to this once-peaceful vale. The change and fear in the air only emphasizes that it is now your responsibility to be the Beacon of Hope in this difficult time.
Dor-en-Ernil Stabilize Aragorn’s war effort. Raids from Corsairs and their frightening Half-troll allies have thrown the supply chains into chaos. Face off against these towering enemies and locate the missing leaders, if they even yet live.
Lebennin Make ready for the siege of Pelargir! Ally yourself with the Rivermaidens, powerful water-spirits who keep watch over the waterways. Prepare a foothold for Aragorn’s vanguard to launch their assault on the occupied port city.
New: Retaking Pelargir
Take up arms in the first-ever offensive Epic Battle! Fight alongside elite warriors as Isildur’s heir seeks to drive Sauron’s allies from Pelargir. Utilize the skills you honed at Helm’s Deep to retake the strategic port for the Free Peoples.
To view the full list of release notes, please visit our forums:
• The Steward of Gondor has sent Artamir, son of Ilcamir, to the Dead Marshes on a mysterious errand. Unfriendly eyes have tracked him to that vile swamp, and your quest is to hurry him on before his presence causes great mischief to another important mission…
• Did Frodo and Sam come this way? After concluding Artamir’s story, engage in a sessionplay experience to learn what befell the two hobbits as they crossed the Dead Marshes in the company of their treacherous guide…
New Collection system!
• Track your collections of steeds, pets, even different chickens and other objects throughout all of Middle-earth!
The Epic Story Continues! Darkness lies in the East. As the army of Rohan musters to join the forces of Gondor, Aragorn forges ahead through the Paths of the Dead. Follow his path to seek justice and stability for the Realms of Men. As the leaders in Western Gondor answer the call of Gondor and head east, a dark force takes advantage of their absence. Adventure through 5 new levels of Epic Story and beautiful landscapes as you put your legend to the test!
3 New Regions
Blackroot Vale Mountain towns hold strong after the Army of the Dead has marched through the Vale. Threats from the mountains and from the valley remain. Is there something at work here? Or is this merely the wilds acting amiss? These people need your help.
Lamedon Farming villages lay quiet in the deep valleys on your path to Dol Amroth. Working their land has made them blind to the dangers that have seized their shores. Corsairs have made their way north and now, more than ever, pose a real threat to the people in this region. Can you help them stem the tide?
Belfalas The Ocean lies near. The abandoned Elven village of Edhellond awaits your gaze and Dol Amroth, the stronghold in this area, awaits your sword. The beaches stir as ships dock, bringing more Corsairs ashore. The air in Dol Amroth, however, is calm. Few know what is truly upon them.
New slotted equipment can be found throughout Middle-earth! Upgrade these armor pieces with Essences that hold great power. Find Essences, or craft them using elements you find in your travels!