As of today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that Lord of the Rings Online will be free-to-play up to level 50. In addition, a LOTRO Store has been launched where players can purchase expansions, quest packs, items, and account services. Players can also join the VIP program that provides unlimited access to the game for one low monthly price.
"We are continuing to expand the market by offering LOTRO free-to-play and providing players with a choice in how they experience premium online entertainment," said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "Today’s launch allows gamers to play one of the world’s best online games completely free while letting core LOTRO fans dive deeper into the game as they choose."
The major update also includes the launch of Volume III, Book 2: The Ride of the Grey Company, in which players will join the Grey Company in Rivendell as they journey to the game’s new region of Enedwaith. Book 2 features fifteen solo-able chapters will expand on the game’s storyline with exploration, combat, and mystery.
For more information or to download Lord of the Rings Online, visit http://www.lotro.com/.