Warner Bros. and Turbine Entertainment’s Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) has been going strongly since they switched to free-to-play and now they’re coming out with the fourth major expansion pack to the MMO. The newest pack takes players to the plains of Rohan and with that comes mounted combat.
The new Riders of Rohan pack introduces Rohan, which Turbine says will be three-times larger than Moria. Players can join up with the Rohirrim and ride into combat atop a war-steed. The steeds will be customizable with armor and skill leveling taking the fight to Isengard, Mordor, and roving Warbands.
A new storyline has been introduced for the new pack where players can “witness the breaking of the Fellowship at Amon Hen; forge alliances with the Ents of Fangorn; and aid Eomer, nephew of Theoden, as he seeks to protect his homeland from the growing Shadow.” With the storyline there’s also going to be a new level cap of 85, a number of new quests, gear, deeds, and favors to earn.
The Riders of Rohan pack for LOTRO will be out on September 5.