Lord of the Rings Online gets swamped with its next update


While it’s not a major content update, Lord of the Rings Online’s 24.2 patch promises to deliver a nice slice of adventuring fun as well as a brand-new dungeon feature for Hobbit munchkins (is that redundant?).

The update, which is currently on the test server, opens up a new region in the Vales of Anduin and continues the storyline of this high-level zone. “A rock slide in the Vales of Anduin has opened up the Gladdenmere high above the Gladden Fields,” the team posted. “Radagast now seeks answers to the mysterious shades encroaching upon the low-lands from that mysterious mountain lake.”

There’s also a new “interlude” quest in the swamp that Standing Stone Games said is a prologue for the expansion to come later this year. Other aspects being tested include several adjustments to the Captain class (including several buffs) and a “scion difficulty system” for dungeons that adds the option for extra-challenging enemies and better rewards.


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