It’s patch day once again for Middle-earth. The Lord of the Rings Online’s (LOTRO) latest update arrived today with the launch of Update 9: Against the Shadow. As part of today’s release, the first part of the Riders of Rohan instance cluster has gone live, adding three new 3-person dungeons that scale from levels 20-85. Also included in the update is the second part of the Moria revamp, the scaling of Dol Guldur (65-85), the start of the Yule Festival and more.

Patch notes for the update are available on the LOTRO website. The second half of the Riders of Rohan instance cluster is expected to release in early 2013.

Source: Update 9: Against the Shadow Patch Notes

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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016

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