Don’t get your hopes up that you’ll be heading back to Mordor for Halloween. Standing Stone Games announced yesterday that it was going to delay the launch of Lord of the Rings Online’s newest expansion by a week, possibly because the Hobbits overslept and are trying to schedule as many extra breakfasts as possible.the studio tweeted. “We are currently targeting Tuesday, November 5th as the release date for Minas Morgul.”
Players will recall that the pre-order fine print had originally set the launch for October 29th, with leeway to delay it to the end of November if needed, so this isn’t entirely without precedent.
That delay will give fans more time to pour over the patch notes, check out the new maps, and level up their spiffy Stout-Axe Dwarves. The Harvestmath festival offers plenty of spooky activities for the time being as well.