Defend Helm’s Deep in LOTRO in November

Turbine treated us to an extended sneak peek at its upcoming The Lord of the Rings Online expansion, Helm’s Deep, last week. Today we learned when we’ll all actually have to fall back to the keep (unless Gandalf puts a little hop in his step this time). In a post on the official LOTRO website, Turbine announced that Helm’s Deep will launch on November 18.

“We’ve come to a really exciting and momentous point in the story, and we can’t wait to show players how the game will bring this classic clash to life,” Kate Paiz, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online, said in a statement. ” This technical and gameplay innovation brings massive conflicts to life like never before and is another huge leap forward for MMO players in Middle-earth.”

Along with the level cap bump to 95, here’s what Helm’s Deep comes packing:

  • Experience the Battle for Helm’s Deep – Fight to defend Helm’s Deep starting as early as level 10, when your character enlists as a soldier in the Battle of the Hornburg, the most epic conflict yet in The Lord of the Rings Online.  Earn rewards for your contribution to the war effort – win or lose, your skill 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 within Helm’s Deep.
  • Continue the Epic Story – Encounter beloved characters such as Aragorn, Éowyn, and Éomer. Restore King Théoden to his rightful throne while you defend the peoples of Rohan at Helm’s Deep.

And if you just can’t wait to… wait until November 18, you can pre-purchase Lord of the Rings Online: Helm’s Deep starting today.

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