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Helm’s Deep Now Available for Pre-Order

Source: LOTRO

Source: LOTRO

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that Helm’s Deep, the next expansion from Turbine’s The Lord of the Rings Online, will be released on November 18.

Helm’s Deep offers such new features as:

  • Experience the Battle for Helm’s Deep – Beginning at level 10, players can join the fight to defend Helm’s Deep and earn rewards for their contribution
  • Explore new landscapes in Western Rohan (such as Edoras, Dunharrow, and the Hornburg)
  • Advance to the new level cap (95) with new skills and updated class specialisations
  • Continue the epic story and encounter characters like Éowyn and Éomer, and help restore King Théoden to the throne

Beginning today, players can pre-purchase the Helm’s Deep expansion in one of two versions:


The Premium Edition ($59.99, €53,99, £44.99) allows players access to all Helm’s Deep content and includes the following bonus items:

  • Armour of the Hammerhand – an exclusive full set of Rohirrim cosmetic armour
  • +10 quest log slots
  • Crystal of Remembrance – adds one additional legacy to your legendary weapon
  • Helm’s Deep Title – Helm’s Enforcer
  • Helm’s Deep Title – Helm’s Avenger
  • 2000 Turbine points

Pre-purchasers will also receive these items which can be used immediately in the game:

  • Shield of the Hammerhand (Statted Cloak +25%XP, scales to level of wearer)
  • Exclusive War-steed Bundle (The Steed of the Hammerhand) – an exclusive Rohirrim mount with matching War-Steed appearance


The Base Edition ($39.99, €35,99, £29.99) also features all Helm’s Deep content. Included items are:

Features all Helm’s Deep content, with level cap increase. Also grants these items:

  • Hauberk of the Hammerhand – an exclusive Rohirrim cosmetic chest piece
  • Helm’s Deep Title: Helm’s Enforcer
  • 1000 Turbine points

Pre-purchasers will receive the following items, which can be used immediately in-game:

  • Token of Hornburg (+25% Monster XP)
  • The Steed of the Hammerhand – an exclusive Rohirrim Mount

“Helm’s Deep is the site of the most memorable battle in Middle-earth and we’re excited to announce our launch date and introduce some great new in-game items for anyone who pre-purchases the expansion,” said Kate Paiz, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online. “We’ve come to a really exciting and momentous point in the story, and we can’t wait to show players how the game will bring this classic clash to life. This technical and gameplay innovation brings massive conflicts to life like never before and is another huge leap forward for MMO players in Middle-earth.”

To pre-order the Helm’s Deep expansion, or any of LOTRO’s previous releases, visit the LOTRO Market:

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