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The LOTRO Beacon: Issue #2

The latest community news, events, bonuses, sales, and more!

The LOTRO Beacon: Issue #1

The latest community news, events, and more!

LOTRO Producer's Letter - 2017 Plans, New Expansion, and 10th Anniversary!

Read our newest LOTRO Producer’s Letter!

Standing Stone Games Transition FAQ

FAQ about the transition to Standing Stone Games.

Standing Stone Games – A message from Rob Ciccolini

Today we have some momentous news! The game teams responsible for The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) and Dungeons & Dragons Online (DDO) are now moving from Turbine to Standing Stone Games, a newly formed indie game studio...

Black Friday Specials + Other Deals!

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Find the latest player events: November 11th - 17th

Click here for the latest player-run events!

Update 19 - Now Available

March north! Escort Aragorn and the Host of the West into North Ithilien beneath ...

LOTRO Producer’s Letter September 2016

Executive Producer Severlin has the latest on our plans for LOTRO in a new Producer’s Letter!

Farmers Faire

Farmers Faire: September 1st - 15th

Stable-master Developer Diary

Learn about the Stable-master in this Developer's Diary from DrOctothorpe!

Update 18.2

Update 18: Now Available!

The Return of the Raid

The Battle of the Pelennor Fields drew to a close in Update 18, but a battle so large could not be contained by a single Update – or even two if you count Update 17!

9th Anniversary

Join us in celebrating 9 amazing years!

Featured Instances

Hello, I'm Kevin "EdgeCase" Nolan, and I'd like to talk to you about Featured Instances, launching in Update 18.  Featured Instances allows you to get new rewards for playing some of the classic instances from LOTRO's past.

Combat Changes

Hello, I'm Kevin "EdgeCase" Nolan, and I'd like to talk to you about three major combat changes coming in Update 18: the Avoidance swap, the Mastery revamp, and the Medium Armour Mitigation fix. 

The Making of a Battle

There comes a day when every team must gird for battle. True, we’d done battles before, but never anything quite like this.

Update 18 : Now Available

Your time is now! Bring the Rohirrim South and play your part in one of the largest battles in Middle-earth.

Free Transfer Schedule and More

We will be offering Free transfers between remaining worlds following the below schedule.

A letter from the Executive Producer

2015 was a great year for LOTRO, and we hope you agree! We had many large beats to cover this year as we built out more of Gondor including the two great cities of Osgiliath and Minas Tirith.

Tier 10 Crafting Developer Diary

Hello, everyone!  I'm EdgeCase, and I'm very happy to be able to tell you all about the update to Crafting coming in Update 17.  In general, this will look a lot like the existing crafting tiers, but with a few important changes.

Update 17

Update 17: The Siege of Minas Tirith, Now Available! 

New Store Coming Soon

Find out more about the upcoming LOTRO Store Upgrade!

Kinship Transfer Guide

Do you have a Kinship on one of the Closing Worlds? If so, then this guide is for you.


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