Update 20, The Battle of the Black Gate, features more than ninety quests in three new regions: the Noman-lands, Dagorlad, and the Slag-hills. Discover new adventures beginning in the Camp of the Host.
The Black Gate
Epic Volume IV, Book 8 is now available. Experience the Host of the West’s climactic confrontation with Sauron’s forces at the Battle of the Black Gate, as Aragorn seeks to draw Sauron’s Eye away from his true peril…
Want to learn more? Take a look at the detailed release notes:
The Battle of Pelennor Fields call brave adventures forward. Your time is now! Bring the Rohirrim South and play your part in one of the largest battles in Middle-earth. Battle new foes, mission with old friends, and make a stand against the horde of an Army of Mordor.
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.