Lord of the Rings: War in the North Walkthrough

Table of Contents

  • Bree
  • Fornost
  • Outer Wards
  • Inner Wards
  • The Citadel
  • Sarn Ford
  • The Barrow Downs
  • The Barrow of Amon Gorthad
  • Rivendell
  • The Coldfells
  • The High Moors
  • Stone Chasm
  • Alpine Pass
  • Mountain’s Interior
  • The Gate Chamber
  • Nordinbad
  • The Shadowed Paths
  • The Web-Shrouded Wood
  • Woodland Marshes
  • The Heart of the Web
  • The Grey Mountains
  • Urgost Lair
  • Nordinbad Under Siege
  • Carn Dum
  • Carn Dum Citadel
  • The Barrow Downs

    1. Follow the path to a large clearing. Hang a hard right into a small niche for some loot and a secret. Look for plants you can gather as you proceed. Head down the hill to the main barrow, loot around, and then enter. By the way, if you don’t mind casual desecration, all those standing stone thingees can be hacked down for cash and prizes.
    2. Here you’ll face the barrow wights, the undead from the tombs. The frist wave is pretty easy, but be warned that even when their heads fall off they may not be dead! Proceed through the barrow to an open space where, whoops, undead freaking trolls. Two of them, even! This isn’t that hard, just stay away and keep hammering away at them, but it does take a while and they are very aggro. Look to the right of the exit to see an alcove with treasure and a secret in it. After that, hit the proceed point to move on.
    3. You’ll follow a path and meet three wights, have a conversation, and then reach another open area where you will be swarmed, and I do mean swarmed. The packs of wights will surround you and do damage far more effectively than the goblins did, so think defensively.
    4. As you move into the open area, a tomb will errupt and the spirits will raise more dead, heavier dead than before, with armor and swords. They’re not that different from other fights, but there are a couple of archers above things who are a pain in the ass, so be sure to drop them first. Once that’d done, a passage will open and you can proceed.
    5. Now you will face the barrow boss. He sends a handful of spirits out to attack you as zombies, and then he surrounds himself with flying rocks and throws them at you. Try to keep the zombies between you and him to keep from being hit to often, and remember to dodge. He will move twice, once onto another elevated position, and then once onto your level. If your compatriots do a good job of taking out the zombies, you can just focus on hitting him, his life goes down fast, there’s just a lot to focus on instead of him if you’re playing solo.
    6. This next tomb is a pain because by now you’ve likely gone through a lot of your resources. Take out all the barrels and then when you go to loot the tomb across from you with the chest, the enemies will erupt. Hang out in this alcove and use ranged attacks as much as you can before engaging, or else you can get swarmed and taken out quite quickly. If you pick off a lot of the force from the beginning, the fight is a lot easier. As you fight, don’t enter the next tunnel, or you’ll add a couple more bad guys to the fight.
    7. In the next section, more dead will rise, so it’s easiest to call your team to you and retreat back to where you came from, using the tunnel as a bottleneck to keep the enemies from swarming. Killing the last of these will fulfill your mission to clear the tombs.
    8. In the next section, you’ll see zombie archers before anything else. Keep your team close and take them out before you move in any further, as entering the open area will bring a LOT more zombies. This will allow you to take them in groups instead of a mob. Once you’re done felling the dead knights, head up the slope to your right for some loot before heading to the proceed point on the left. Finally, on the other side of that, you’ll get a chance to return to base. This will allow you to heal the ranger with the herbs you’ve found, and choose a fat reward.
    9. After that, enter another large field where you will face a second boss barrow wight. Use the same strategy, watch out for archers, and he’ll go quickly. He should drop a nice loot item as well.
    10. ACHIEVEMENT: After the fight you get the Tracker achievement for 10 points for finding out what happened to the other rangers who were here.
    11. Follow the tracks into the next barrow through a proceed point.

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    60 Comments on Lord of the Rings: War in the North Walkthrough


    On November 4, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Ok so I have reached this point about 10 times as in I have cleared everything and went on to proceed to the door…BUT the elf twins are nowhere to be found and the door isnt even glowing….and the gate behind me closed so I am in fact stuck….I have restarted this area 10 times and have even turned off my console (xbox360) and now am stuck…is this a bug that I am not aware of? PLEASE help i really dont want to start over! Thanks a bunch


    On November 5, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I’m having the same problem. I’m about to cry

    Joe Webber

    On November 5, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I get to the chest open it then go to the gate and nothing happens I have tried turning off the console and have tried different characters but nothing seems to work! Very frustrating!


    On November 6, 2011 at 7:45 am

    i am having trouble i have played mirkwood map over and over and still i have to beat the stupid spider and i have defeated wolfrum and still it says i have not beaten him what do i do. I can not keep playing this map or i think it is time to find a better game to mane glitches


    On November 11, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    How is possible that (chapter 7 part 4) when orc captain comes, comes 2 trolls too? Its bug or?


    On November 11, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    We got to the point where we completed the Siege of Nordinbad, spoke to the dwarf lord Gorin, and to Beleram… But when we go to the map to move to the next location, it is not giving us the option to go to Carn Dum. Are we missing something? We haven’t competed the scroll side quest or clearing all the barrow downs tombs, but would that prevent us from going to Carn Dum? Any advice would be helpful!


    On November 12, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Sam as Chad. I don’t know what to do after this point? I have killed the spider three times and yet I go back to Nordinbad and it pretty much acts like I didn’t complete the level. I really don’t know what to do…

    Joe Webber

    On November 13, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    It has done the same thing as Chad and nick for me I’m tired if killing the spider… what do I do?


    On November 13, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    i cant even move on to mirkwood after talking to Gorin. when i go to the map i can only go to places ive been before


    On November 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    im in fornost, were just doing it a second time through for fun, and it wont let us leave the realm where we saved the eagle even after everything is looted and so on


    On November 15, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Perhaps fellow moon chicken , you can explain with haste, on how i may proceed from thIs level….for i have the upmost thinest of all patience in slaying this ing spider for the hundreth time, to hear any more deception on the tale of the “The White ing Mountains”!


    On November 19, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Yep, I think we got the short end of the proverbial joystick on this one. Might try to rent another disc to see what happens. Too bad, I was really enjoying this game and now I can’t finish it.


    On November 19, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    i have battled the giant spider at the end of mirkwood, and beat her three times. what do i do next i can’t go on to the next area. on to the side quest where is glorhirm that i’m suppost to talk to?


    On November 21, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    What r u to do when uv defeated all the trolls and evrybody in chapter 8 part 4 and the gates do not open?


    On November 24, 2011 at 2:56 am

    Hi, I can’t complete chapter 1 part 13. I can’t throw the lever and open the gate. Tried with all characters, nothing works. Is it a bug? Could you help please?

    Logan Rapp

    On November 26, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Im in carn dum and am staring at the closed gates in front of me and cant find the god damn lever. Ive killed the trolls and men and casters and whatnot and no lever

    Logan Rapp

    On November 26, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    chapter 8 part 4 by the way

    John white

    On December 10, 2011 at 1:18 am

    On level 8 part 4 I have killed everyone but the gates here the lever is are not opening?? How do they open?


    On December 16, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    yo everybody im not actually sure if its in the game but is it possible to prevent the attack on Bree?? i came back during the “Search For Radagast” quest and theyre talking about how they were attacked and people got killed and my character talks about how if they had been there it would be different. Can anyone confirm wether this part of the game is there or not?? and if so when do i go back?
    also i can never find the Athelaes or whatever herb you need to cure the ranger kid. Any help would be greatly appreciated :)


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    On December 22, 2011 at 10:35 am

    yeah hooooooooooo i finished within 5days i installed the war in the north….


    On December 22, 2011 at 10:38 am

    kill all the monster at every stage,even single piece left u wont go next to proceed folks…


    On December 23, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    hey ive only just bought the game today and im having problems with nothing showing up on the map so i cnt travel from bree anyone have any ideas ?


    On December 25, 2011 at 3:46 am

    can anyone help me with chapter 1 part 19 i cant defeat the troll at the gates


    On December 26, 2011 at 2:57 am

    i cant get past chapter 1, part 9. the troll is just way to har to kill. ive tried like 10 times and stiil cant kill it, i dodge him as much as i can and use magic when its possible.


    On December 30, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    i have completed the game and i am really disappointed. When you look at the map there are loads of areas which you can’t access like the shire for example and there are are only about 6 or 7 locations on the map which i have been able to access. Does anybody know if you can visit the other locations or are you only allowed to do the 6/7 sites which the path on the map shows?


    On December 30, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    leroy—— have you tried talking to everyone in bree? im sure one of the characters ask you to do something for them which means you can then go north up past the cart and then to a blue white glow this will take you to your mission


    On December 31, 2011 at 10:40 am

    im stuck on chapter 2 part 7 , when ive been sent to scout for enemies in the etternmoors im at the stone chasm.. ive killed the stone troll and then try to proceed but i press A (xbox 360) but nothing seems to happen … can anyone help? :/


    On January 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    i have been stuck on chapter 4 part 5 forever and always a few orcs slip by then the dwarves die and i dont know how to get past this level! any advice?


    On January 5, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Hunter as soon as you get into that level head up to the left and get on the enemy gun torrent right away. And stay on this and kill as many orcs, goblins and trolls as you can! The other will be able to look after the dwarfs :)


    On January 5, 2012 at 6:28 am

    PLEASE HELP – I’m up to chapter 5 level 4 and I was up to the part with the Orc camp and could not get past it. So I thought I would take a break and play multiplayer. I found someone’s game who was up to the same place as I, I played it and defeated the Orc camp at mirkwood and the proceeded to kill the troll. After I killed the troll I ended the game and went to play my single player game. Instead of going back to the Orc camp it has put me in the cave where the troll was and there is a checkpoint but it does not have a sign on it and I can’t proceed and there is no way of getting out of the cave!!! PLEASE HELP ME!!!


    On January 5, 2012 at 6:29 am

    I mean chapter 5 pert 4 – Mirkwood


    On January 7, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    ive beaten the game 4 times, but i have yet to find the mithreal 4 arwen. anyone know where it is?


    On January 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    how many waves of enemies are there in the lorien challenge level? I went there not really knowing what it was and now I’m stuck there.


    On January 9, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Dave if you head back up to where you came in at on Loren you should see a proceed point for you to exit out.


    On January 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Just out of curiosity how many waves are there in lorien


    On January 12, 2012 at 3:36 am

    After the spiders go back to rivendale.


    On January 17, 2012 at 9:56 am

    No, no, no, no! If you are having as much trouble with the trolls as I have, the above strategy will NOT work if you are playing as a single player. I reached this point at level 21 (Farin). I had 0 health potions and 1 Will potion. I could not (easily)go back to collect more, because my previous save was at level 17 in the Ettenmoors. After smashing my head against a wall for several hours trying to stop the trolls from breaking the inner gate, I went online for help. Both this website and another give similar advice. Maybe this strategy will work if you are powered up and have a lot of potions, but if you are in a similar situation as mine DO NOT go up the stairs. I spent several more hours using this strategy without success. Why you ask?
    1- your AI comrades will not come with you!!! It’s just you, 2 armored trolls an Uruk hai or two and a few swordsmen.
    2- You can use aggro (warcry) to distract the trolls and keep dodging and rolling, hitting and running, etc, but eventually they still get through.
    3- if you are knocked down even once, it takes waaaay too long to get up again. By the time you do, there’s not much chance of distracting the trolls from the gate.

    Stay at the lower level with your AI friends, even if the trolls go up the stairs. Just keep fighting the orcs and swordsmen. Also, eliminate the archers (otherwise your comrades may not follow you). When all enemies below are eliminated, go up the stairs. Often , one troll will already be dead – not sure how or why. Now you can defeat the remaining troll and other enemies without too much trouble.


    On January 20, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    How do you keep Beleram alive in the end??

    J Sloth

    On January 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    At urgosts lair, I died fighting the captain. When I started again my mission is to beat him but he doesn’t show up. Basically I can’t go back or fwd. anyone have this problem?

    Greg A

    On January 23, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    iam on chapter 5 psrt 1 in mirkwood and i have gone through and killed all of the monsters and as i get to the final cave there is no proceed point and i cant fast travel either iam basically stuck. Waht do i do??

    A Nadalin

    On January 25, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    yer i am having exactly the same problem as you J sloth i dont no wat the f to do some help please. :(


    On January 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    iv completed the game. now now when in lobby it says heroic chapter 1 proloug but when i start it up all locations are open and when i click on one the story isnt even there plus aragorn isnt at bree to start


    On February 1, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    i DON’T GET STUCK IN ANY OF THESES PLACES ANYMORE. i qUIT. iTS INEXCUSABLE that people should have to suffer such frustration in a game that promises so much only to ruin it with idiotic non intuitive bs. ir


    On February 5, 2012 at 6:23 am

    To find the Mistral part way up the 1st parthway is a small camp, to the right of this is a cave, at the end of the cave is a chest.
    In this part of the cave is a secret door/wall that only a Dwarf can locate, so you have to be the dwarf to get through this bit.
    Smash down the secret Door/wall and enter this secret part of cave.
    You will see in the walls of this part some bits that look like burning coal access these by going up to them and pressing A (XBOX) they mostly give Gold but one of them has the Mistral in it.


    On February 11, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Someone helpe please I don’t know how to pass Chapter 5 part 6?


    On February 19, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    everyone who is stuck by glitches it is hard but you need to start over again i have played a few games where the same thing happen t and I started over and when i came on the same point i could play through so better keep you’re save and begin a new one.


    On February 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    how do you defeat the three trolls on the mount gundabad level? i have tried 20 times! but i still can’t defeat them i try it with different characters and different weapons. but i still can’t defeat them! PLEASE HELP!!!


    On February 21, 2012 at 9:47 am

    To those who cannot complete the final chapter if you used the money glitch then you will never be able to complete the game you have to start over


    On March 22, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Seriously! Im killing this , ( what ever ) & Im trying to help to make sure , they don’t ruin the Inner gate . The team is so stupid , not coming to me when I need help. I wish this can be easier. Im seriously having trouble . Help ! :(


    On April 17, 2012 at 3:32 am

    I fought 13 waves on Osgiliath and still didn’t saw an end, just ranking some levels.
    I’m also having troubles at the siege of Nordinbad.
    Once U found Mithril, don’t spend it away. Save it to the best weapon U find, something with 3 caches for gems(an axe in Nordinbad shop), equip with Ice, Fire and more, or one Axe/Sword with 4x against Trolls(which I intend to use against the Trolls in Nordinbad).


    On May 3, 2012 at 3:07 am

    I had all the same problems as everyone states of spiders not showing up or talking to beleron etc. i turned game off and when it asks you to install update i gavethem the finger and said fu. From other forums its the patch that screws the game up…i went to game utility data on ps3 and deleted it, then restarted without update and voila game works no problem now…
    Hope this all works for you


    On June 18, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I am at the part where the eggs are and there is nothing there but eggs…. Not anything to fight at all… I think the spider is suspposed to be there…. Im totally stuck because i cant go any further in the game!!!!!! This must be a problem the game has i guess…. I got no idea whats going on!!!! It is chapter 5 level 4 it says who knows what the problem is…. Guess ill put it on manuel save and have to start all over again


    On November 12, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Uhmmm… Hi. I’m stuck on chapter 2 part 7 , when ive been sent to scout for enemies in the etternmoors im at the stone chasm.. ive killed the stone troll and then try to proceed but i press A (xbox 360) but nothing seems to happen … can anyone help? Its getting annoying beating him over and over again. :/


    On January 19, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    I’m stuck on chapter 8 part 3 in carn dum , iv jst fought a bunch of sorcerers nd mst proceed up the stairs
    My mission thingy tells me ta pull sum lever dat I can’t find…help ASAP

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On January 21, 2013 at 7:51 am


    Hmm! I’ve read that the lever is beyond the gate room, look right of the arena for two large entrances. Both of them should lead to a room with the lever — if this is the correct area. Have you already pulled a lever for this Chapter?


    On March 28, 2013 at 8:24 am

    can anyoe help me get the strenght in our allinance acheivment


    On April 27, 2013 at 2:06 am

    pls can you tell me wher is the switch i am looking every where i cant see the switch but he says ther’s a lever and i cant see it can you help me pls. tnk you

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On April 29, 2013 at 10:55 am


    Sorry to hear you’re having problems! Which section of the game are you currently stuck?


    On June 11, 2015 at 11:24 am

    i assume then that no ones found a solution or patch for the carn dum lever/gate area problem? this is the SECOND TIME i went through both normal and heroic only to get stuck at this point and have to start over. it’s absolutely ridiculous.