Warner Bros and Turbine have announced The Lord of the Rings Online: Helm’s Deep, the next expansion for the free-to-play MMO.
The expansion will advance The Lord of the Rings Online’s story into the western plains of Rohan, allowing players to become a key pawn in the battle of Helm’s Deep.
“With Helm’s Deep, we’re bringing the War of the Ring to players on a monumental scale,” said Kate Paiz, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online, Turbine.
“Our team is thrilled to create another iconic moment in Middle-earth, and put players in the center of the action.”
In addition, The Lord of the Rings Online: Helm’s Deep increases the level cap from 85 to 95, complete with new skills and updated class specializations. Key features of the expansion include:
- Experience the Battle for Helm’s Deep – Fight to defend Helm’s Deep starting at level 10, as your character enlists as a soldier in the Battle of the Hornburg, the most massive conflict yet in The Lord of the Rings Online. Earn rewards for your contribution to the war effort – win or lose, your aid makes a difference!
- Explore new landscapes across Western Rohan – Explore the Westemnet of Rohan and rally each of the five Ridings as Rohan returns to glory. Traverse the capital of Edoras, mysterious Dunharrow, and the fortress of the Hornburg, deep within Helm’s Deep.
- Continue the Epic Story – Encounter beloved characters such as Aragorn, Éowyn, and Éomer. Restore King Théoden to his rightful lordship and defend the peoples of Rohan at Helm’s Deep.
The Lord of the Rings Online: Helm’s Deep is scheduled to arrive this autumn, though an exact release date is yet to be confirmed.