Turbine has announced today their fifth expansion Helm’s Deep!
— LOTRO (@lotro) April 24, 2013
So what’s coming in the next expansion? According to the press release we can expect the following:
- Players will be participating in 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!
- The level cap will be raised to 95
- New skills
- Updated class specializations
- Mounted combat will be available in the new regions
- The Westemnet of Rohan (Western Rohan) landscape will be opened up. The following areas are specifically mentioned:
- the capital of Edoras
- the fortress of Hornburg
- Helm’s Deep
- The epic story will continue to restore King Théoden to “his rightful lordship”.
- It’s scheduled for release in “Fall 2013”
Please understand that all this is taken directly from the press release and at this time we don’t have any information other than this. However I’m pretty excited. I wasn’t sure if there would be an expansion this year and I’ve enjoyed my time in Rohan so far. I can’t wait to see what the Battle of Helm’s Deep will be like!