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The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
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Windows/Macintosh Downloadable edition
Rel Date: 2012-06-06
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE)
Macintosh, Windows
Developer: Turbine, Inc.
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
English, German
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Video Game: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
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European Windows edition
Rel Date: 2007-04-24
Publisher: Codemasters, Midway Games Inc., Turbine, Inc.
Windows
Developer: Turbine, Inc.
Media: DVD
Region: 
Rating: PEGI: 12+
English
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Video Game: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
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North American Windows edition
Rel Date: 2007-04-24
Publisher: Codemasters, Midway Games Inc., Turbine, Inc.
Windows
Developer: Turbine, Inc.
Media: DVD
Region: 
Rating: ESRB: T
English
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The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
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North American Windows Special Edition
Rel Date: 2007-04-24
Publisher: Turbine, Inc.
Windows
Developer: Turbine, Inc.
Media: DVD
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Rating: ESRB: T
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The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (commonly abbreviated to LOTRO, LotRO) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for Microsoft Windows set in a fantasy universe based upon J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth writings. It takes place during the time period of The Lord of the Rings.

Source: Wikipedia, "The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

Expansions (updates are free unless shaded):

Expansion Release Date Character Level Ceiling Major Sub-system additions New areas Other
Free update Jun 2007 Evendim
Free update Aug 2007 Reputation
Bartering

Free update Oct 2007 Housing
Free update Apr 2008 Forochel
Free update Jul 2008 Eregion
Mines of Moria Nov 2008 60 Legendary Weapons Moria
Lothlórien
Warden class introduced
Rune keeper class introduced
Siege of Mirkwood Sep 2009 65 Skirmish system Mirkwood
Free update Sep 2010 Enedwaith
Update 1 ("Journey to Winter-Home") Nov 2010 Barter wallet
Tasks
First post Free-to-play (F2P) expansion
Moria, Lothlórien, Mirkwood, Enedwaith opened to F2P
Ered Luin revamp
F2P level cap raised to 65
Update 2 ("Echoes of the Dead") 21 Mar 2011 (U.S.)
24 March 2011 (Eur.)
Volume III Book 3 added
Evendim revamp
Update 3 ("Lost Legends of Eriador") 23 May 2011 new instances and skirmishes
Rise of Isengard 27 Sep 2011 75 Dunland
Gap of Rohan
Isengard
Volume III Book 4 added
Update 5 ("Armies of Isengard") 12 Dec 2011 Volume III Book 5 added
Barter currencies unified
Update 6 ("Shores of the Great River") 12 Mar 2012 The Great River Volume III Book 6 added

Update 7 ("Shades of the Past") 14 May 2012 Revamp of Fornost Instance
Moria revamp
Riders of Rohan Oct 2012 85 Mounted combat East Rohan
Update 9 ("Against the Shadow") 17 Dec 2012 Open Tapping/Remote Looting Moria revamp Part II
Update 10 ("Against the Shadow Part II) 6 Mar 2013
Update 11 ("Treachery of the White Hand") 13 May 2013 Wildermore Volume III Book 10 added
Helm's Deep 20 Nov 2013 95 Epic Battles
Trait Trees
West Rohan Epic story Volume III Book 11-13
Update 13 ("The Breaking of Isengard") 14 Apr 2014 Entwood Increased mail & inventory storage
Epic story Book 14
Update 14 ("Paths of the Dead") 14 Jul 2014 100 Essence System West Gondor Epic story Volume IV begun
Update 14.2 15 Sep 2014 Dead Marshes
Update 15 ("Gondor Aflame") 5 Nov 2014 Beornings Central Gondor
Update 15.2 4 Feb 2015 Roving Threats
Update 16 ("Ashes of Osgiliath") 4 May 2015 Imbuement System East Gondor Volume IV Book 3
Update 17 ("The Siege of Minas Tirith") 28 Oct 2015 Old Anórien Volume IV Book 4
Update 18 ("The Battle of Pelennor Fields") 11 Apr 2016 105 Far Anórien Volume IV Book 5 and 6
Update 19 ("The March of the King") 18 Oct 2016 Premium Housing - Belfalas Cape of Balfalas
North Ithilien
Volume IV Book 7 "The Trap"
Update 20 ("Battle of the Black Gate") 20 Mar 2017 Dagorlad Volume IV Book 8
Update 21 ("Mordor") 2 Aug 2017 115 Allegiances Mordor Volume IV Book 9
Update 22 ("Legacy of the Necromancer") 6 Mar 2018 North Mirkwood Volume IV Book 9 Chap 5 and 6
Update 23 ("Where Dragons Dwell") 9 Oct 2018 120 Iron Hills Volume IV Book 9 Chap 7 and 8
Update 24 ("Vales of Anduin") 4 Jun 2019 Vales of Anduin
Update 25 ("Minas Morgul") 5 Nov 2019 Morgul Vale & Mordor Besieged
Update 26 ("Mists of Wilderland") 22 Apr 2020 Wilderland
Update 27.2 4 Aug 2020 130 Premium Housing - Rohan
Update 28 ("War of Three Peaks") 20 Oct 2020 Mission system Elderslade

Current Areas:

Area Release Date Character Levels Other
The Shire Apr 2007 1-13 Included in launch
Ered Luin Apr 2007 1-15 Included in launch
Bree-Land Apr 2007 1-24 Included in launch
Lone-lands Apr 2007 22-35 Included in launch
Trollshaws Apr 2007 30-50 Included in launch
Misty Mountains Apr 2007 39-50 Included in launch
Angmar Apr 2007 40-52 Included in launch
Ettenmoors Apr 2007 PvP Included in launch
Evendim Jun 2007 32-40 Free update
Forochel Apr 2008 39-52 Free update
Eregion Jul 2008 45-55 Free update
Moria Nov 2008 51-60 Mines of Moria expansion
Lothlórien Nov 2008 55-60 Mines of Moria expansion
Mirkwood Sep 2009 61-65 Siege of Mirkwood expansion
Enedwaith Sep 2010 55-60 Free update*
Dunland Sep 2011 66-75 Rise of Isengard expansion
Great River Mar 2012 70-75 Free update*
Eastern Rohan Oct 2012 75-85 Riders of Rohan expansion
Western Rohan Nov 2013 86-95 Helm's Deep expansion
West Gondor 14 Jul 2014 96-100 Free update*
Central Gondor 5 Nov 2014 96-100 Free update*
East Gondor 4 May 2015 96-100 Free update*
Old Anórien 28 Oct 2015 96-100 Free update*
Far Anórien 11 Apr 2016 100-105 Free update*
North Ithilien 18 Oct 2016 100-105 Free update*
Dagorlad 21 Mar 2017 100-105 Free update*
Mordor 2 Aug 2017 105-115 Mordor expansion
North Mirkwood 6 Mar 2018 105-115 Free update*
Iron Hills 9 Oct 2018 116-120 Free update*
Vales of Anduin 4 Jun 2019 116-120 Free update*
Minas Morgul 5 Nov 2019 121-130 Minas Morgul Expansion
Wilderland 22 Apr 2020 121-130 Free update*
Elderslade 20 Oct 2020 121-130 Free update*
  • All update content is available to VIP players. After F2P (Free to Play) model went into effect, not all features of all updates were "free."

Sources:
LOTRO website, "https://www.lotro.com/en/explore/"

LOTRO blog re Update 14, http://massively.joystiq.com/2014/06/12/lord-of-the-rings-onlines-update-14-opens-west-gondor-raises-l/
LOTRO site re Update 14,https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?552272-Update-14-Paths-of-the-Dead-Release-Notes-amp-Known-Issues&p=7200888#post7200888

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