Lord Of The Rings Online's Mordor Expansion Delayed

Your trip to Mordor will have to wait.


Mordor, the highly anticipated sixth expansion for The Lord of the Rings Online, was supposed to begin its rollout on July 31. But that's no longer the case. Developer Standing Stone Games announced today that it found a problem with the latest version of the expansion that "impacted the ability of monsters and NPCs to move around correctly." The problem was "specifically identified in older content."

Standing Stone said it will take a little while to fix the issue, so the Mordor expansion will not be released on schedule. More information on the release date will come within the next day. Keep checking back with GameSpot for the latest.

The Mordor expansion takes players beyond the Black Gate and into Mordor; it includes more than 300 new quests and "hundreds" of new Deeds. Also included is a new race, the High Elf, as well as a new allegiance system and a new raid, among many other things.

The expansion for the free-to-play game costs $40, though you can also pick it up with the Collector's Edition ($80) or the Ultimate Fan Bundle ($130), both of which include numerous digital bonuses. You can go to the game's website to learn more.

Mordor is the sixth expansion for Lord of the Rings Online, following Siege of Mirkwood, Mines of Moria, Rise of Isengard, Riders of Rohan, and Helm's Deep.

At the end of 2016, development on Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online shifted from the Warner Bros.-owned studio Turbine to a new team called Standing Stone Games. The developer partnered with H1Z1 and PlanetSide developer Daybreak Games (formerly Sony Online Entertainment) to handle publishing services for the games around the world.

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I remember this being okay when it released many many moons ago, was fairly surprised to see it still alive tbh.

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Super-easy map to build... VERY limited color palette & texture set. :D

Giant mostly-impassable mountain range, one big gate, and a bunch of burnt open space.

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@Pyrosa: It's not all like that, there are fertile plains southeast of the country in the region of Núrnen that were extensive enough to be the main source of food for the massive armies of the Dark Lord. There's also Orodruin, Barad-dûr and the city of Minas Morgul, the Secret Stairs, Shelob's Lair and the Fortress of Cirith Ungol. Not to mention hundreds of Orc villages and Easterling encampments. They could do something compelling if they really wanted to. I've never been into MMOs (or multiplayer games in general), but I used to play this somewhat regularly back in the past decade. The attention to detail was impressive, but the art direction left much to be desired.