Lord of the Rings Online Free To Play This Fall

Sat, Jun 12, 2010

Arcade, Casual

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced that Lord of the Rings Online will receive a major upgrade this fall, including a transition from subscription based to free-to-play.

Currently the game is operating on the same subscription based model that developer Turbine launched it on several years ago, with players paying $15 a month in order to play the game. When the upgrade goes into effect, players will be able to download the game and play for free, paying real money for optional items like expansions, quest packs, better weapons and new gear. Players will also have the choice to join the VIP program for one low price to get unlimited access to all of the game’s content, priority server access, 5 character slots, and more. Undoubtedly this will see a dramatic rise in players, much like Dungeons & Dragons Online did when Turbine converted it to free-to-play.

The official site is accepting entries into the free-to-play Beta currently, and you can sign up for it here. The Beta starts Wednesday, June 16th.

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