Celebrating 15 Years of The Lord of the Rings Online!

Find information here about our 15th Anniversary celebration, gift giveaways, and more! Make sure to log in before the Anniversary Event ends to claim your gifts!

This year we are partying in a big way, with all sorts of giveaways, events, and more. Read on to celebrate with us!

The Anniversary Event Returns!

Our Anniversary Event starts at the Party Tree, located on The Hill in The Shire (location: 29.9S, 71.5W). When you first log in while the event is active you will also receive a message in Available Quests, which will get you a free map to take you there. Once there, make sure to pick up the wrapper quest “Another Lovely Year” by speaking to Waldo Rumble by the Party Tree! You can read more about the Anniversary Event in our guide.

This year we are debuting a new Festivity Instance called “A Flurry of Fireworks!” Help bring about the greatest fireworks display Bree-land has ever seen! Find “A Flurry of Fireworks” in the Seasonal Instances category of the Instance Finder. The Instance Finder can be opened by pressing Shift+F or by navigating to it in the Main Menu.

This year’s Anniversary Event features a ton of new items to barter and earn! Among the new rewards are cosmetic items, a steed, and war-steed cosmetics “of Crystal Resolve”, a new Golden Crystal Beetle cosmetic pet, new fireworks consumables, a new housing fire pit and fireplace, and the debut of a new pet: the Corgi!

Corgis can be bartered for Festivity Tokens, Anniversary Tokens, or Mithril Coins. Some Corgis are hauling a cart while others are running unburdened. Everyone who logs in during the Anniversary Event will receive a free Corgi pet. 

Anniversary Tokens can be bartered during the event for the following new rewards:

  • Cloak of Crystal Resolve
  • Boots of Crystal Resolve
  • Gloves of Crystal Resolve
  • Helm of Crystal Resolve
  • Pauldrons of Crystal Resolve
  • Chestplate of Crystal Resolve
  • Crystal Resolve Garments – Gift-wrapped selection box
  • Steed of Crystal Resolve – Festival/Mithril Barter
  • Saddlebag of Crystal Resolve
  • Caparison of Crystal Resolve
  • Head-piece of Crystal Resolve
  • Legs of Crystal Resolve
  • Saddle of Crystal Resolve
  • Tail of Crystal Resolve
  • Crystal Resolve War-steed Cosmetics – Mithril Barter
  • Tome of the Golden Crystal Beetle
  • Tome of the Fireworks Corgi – Mithril Barter
  • Fireplace of the Dragon’s Hoard
  • Firepit of the Dragon’s Hoard
  • Soaring Pinwheel Fireworks – consumable – Steel token barter
  • Flaming Pinwheel Fireworks – consumable – Steel token barter
  • Willow Fireworks – consumable – Steel token barter
  • Enemy Tears Fireworks – consumable – Steel token barter

Festivity Tokens can be bartered for the following new items:

  • Anniversary Blue Sparkler
  • Tome of the Tri-colour Corgi
  • Teal Anniversary Fireworks Banner
  • Purple Anniversary Firework Banner
  • Explosive Fireworks Crate
  • Lamp post with Celebratory Yellow Banners
  • Post with Celebratory Teal Streamers
  • Celebratory Red Banner Wall Hanging
  • Celebratory Yellow Long Banner Wall Hanging
  • Teal Ceiling Streamers
  • Green Ceiling Streamers

The Anniversary Event begins at 10:00 AM Eastern (-4 GMT) on April 20th, 2022, and runs until 3:00 AM Eastern on May 12th.

More FREE!

As we announced in the March 2022 Producer’s Letter, We’re making some big changes to the game! The following will happen automatically when Update 33 is released:

Permanently Free for everyone:

  • High Elf Race
  • Classes:
    • Rune-keeper
    • Warden
    • Beorning
  • ALL Quests, Instances, areas, and expansions released between April of 2007 and the release of Helm’s Deep. Quest, craft, and explore your way to level 95! Includes:
    • Expansion Quests: Helm’s Deep
    • Expansion Quests: Isengard
    • Expansion Quests: Mirkwood
    • Expansion Quests: Moria
    • Expansion Quests: Rohan
    • Instance Cluster: Isengard
    • Instance Cluster: Rohan
    • Instance: Halls of Night
    • Instance: Inn of the Forsaken
    • Quest Pack: Eriador Bundle
    • Quest Pack: Angmar
    • Quest Pack: Enedwaith
    • Quest Pack: Eregion
    • Quest Pack: Evendim
    • Quest Pack: Forochel
    • Quest Pack: Great River
    • Quest Pack: Lothlorien
    • Quest Pack: Misty Mountains
    • Quest Pack: North Downs
    • Quest Pack: Trollshaws
    • Quest Pack: Wildermore
    • Raid: Draigoch’s Lair
    • Skirmish: Attack At Dawn
    • Skirmish: Defence of the Prancing Pony
    • Skirmish: Ford of Bruinen
    • Skirmish: Stand at Amon Sul
    • Skirmish: Storm on Methedras
    • Skirmish: Survival: Barrow-downs
    • Skirmish: The Icy Crevasse
    • Skirmish: Thievery and Mischief
    • NOTE: Eriador Bundle includes Quest Pack: Angmar, Quest Pack: Enedwaith, Quest Pack: Eregion, Quest Pack: Evendim, Quest Pack: Forochel, Quest Pack: Misty Mountains, Quest Pack: North Downs, and Quest Pack: Trollshaws.

Now Permanently Added to our VIP Subscription:

  • Standard Edition – Mordor Expansion
  • Standard Edition – Minas Morgul Expansion
  • Standard Edition – War of Three Peaks
  • +5 Quest log limit
  • The benefits of the Subscriber’s Jug (VIP Town Services) now last for two weeks instead of one day.

15th Anniversary Special Gift: Log in during the event!

Make sure to log in between 10:00 AM Eastern on April 20th and 3:00 AM Eastern on May 11th to pick up your “Happy 15th Anniversary” gifts! When you log in you will receive the following if you are at least level two when the Anniversary Event is active:

Account-Wide Gifts:

  • Chestnut Corgi Pet
  • Steed of Starlight (This skill also auto-grants the Starlight Caparison, Head-piece, accessory, leg-guards, and saddle.
  • Collector’s Edition – Mordor Expansion
  • Collector’s Edition – Minas Morgul Expansion
  • Collector’s Edition – War of Three Peaks

Account-Wide Gifts – VIP ONLY:

  • Starlight Cloak
  • Hooded Starlight Cloak
  • Light Weapon Aura

Once per Account 15-year Celebration Login Gifts:

  • Mithril Coin x10
  • Gift of the Valar
  • Anniversary Small Carry-all Selection Box
  • 15-year Celebration Gift Box containing:
    • Trait: Riding Characteristic
    • Virtue Acceleration Tome: 2000 Bonus Virtue XP
    • Reputation Acceleration Tome
    • Slayer and Skill Deed Boost (90 minutes)
    • Tracery Reclamation Scroll
    • Tracery Token, Incomparable
    • Legendary Item Box

Once per Account – VIP ONLY 15-year Celebration VIP Login Gifts:

  • Mithril Coin x40
  • Anniversary Medium Carry-all Selection Box
  • 15-year Celebration VIP Giftbox containing
    • Trait: Riding Characteristic
    • Virtue Acceleration Tome: 2000 Bonus Virtue XP
    • Reputation Acceleration Tome
    • Slayer and Skill Deed Boost (90 minutes)
    • Tracery Reclamation Scroll
    • Tracery Token, Legendary
    • Legendary Item Box
    • Massive Pile of Silver Scraps worth 2 Gold


  • Make sure to log in on the world you wish to receive these awards. Once per Account rewards are distributed to the first character on the first world you log into while the Anniversary Event is active.
  • VIPs: The rewards you will receive for logging in during the Anniversary Event are in addition to the rewards every player will receive. Yes, you will get double of some things!
  • The Trait: Riding Characteristic is automatically consumed when sent to a character who does not possess the trait. If your character does possess the trait, the item will be delivered, and you can send it to another character on your account. Yes, VIPs will get two Trait: Riding Characteristics.

15 Year Giftbox!

Additionally, we will once again have a 15-Year Giftbox available in-game that can be claimed by logging in between April 20th, 2022 after 10:00 AM Eastern (-4 GMT) until 3:00 AM Eastern (-4 GMT) on April 1st, 2023.

This gift will be delivered to any player that logs in and previously claimed the 14-Year Giftbox. It includes:

Free Players (non-PvMP):

  • Soaring Pinwheel Fireworks
  • Fifteen-Year Portrait Frame
  • Title: Clear as Crystal

Creepside Players (PvMP):

  • Flaming Pinwheel Fireworks 
  • Fifteen-Year Portrait Frame 
  • +5% Attack Damage x5 
  • Title: Crystal Shatterer

The Yondershire Beckons!

Finally, don’t forget that we are debuting our next adventure pack with Update 33: The Yondershire

Since the time of Bullroarer Took, the Yondershire has squabbled with the more comfortable parts of the Shire. The upstart Lotho Sackville-Baggins aims to bully the local Hobbits, but they’re none too keen on his designs.

Explore the Yondershire, and experience some more delightful Hobbit adventures, our first expansion of the Shire in years! For characters level 20 to 23. FREE to VIPs and available in the LOTRO Store!

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