The fifth expansion to Lord of the Rings Online has been announced. Entitled Helm’s Deep, the expansion, appropriately enough, allows you to participate in the battle for Helm’s Deep, and visit the lands or Rohan. The expansion will also increase the level cap to 95, allowing you to reach even new echelons of power.
Here’s what the official Warner Bros. press release says you can expect from the expansion:
- 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.
- Advance from levels 85 to 95 - Experience 10 new levels, from 85 to 95, with new skills and completely updated class specializations. Both mounted and un-mounted combat will challenge you as you war against the evil of Saruman.
- 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 currently scheduled to launch in the Fall. A more specific release date and price was not yet made available.
Source: Warner Bros. Press Release