The Lord of the Rings Online™ (LOTRO)

The Lord of the Rings Online™ Going Free-to-Play This Autumn!

Free-to-Play opens up more choices and options so you can play your way. When LOTRO Free-to-Play is available, you can download the game for free and start playing without a subscription or even a credit card.

Anyone can join the game for free as a Free player when LOTRO Free-to-Play is available. You will automatically be upgraded from Free player to Premium player status with your first purchase of Points in the LOTRO Store. And for a monthly fee, LOTRO’s VIP program offers the best value and the most options for players who like the convenience of having unlimited access to all of LOTRO’s game content and features. If you are already a subscriber, just maintain your active subscription to be automatically upgraded to VIP!

Here are all the benefits you get when LOTRO Free-to-Play is available:

VIP PREMIUM PLAYER FREE PLAYER
POINTS
500/month Free
Can purchase more
Or earn through gameplay
Purchasable
Or earn through gameplay
Purchasable
Or earn through gameplay
CONTENT
World Access * Free Free Free
Epic Story * Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Races 4 4 4
Classes 7 7 7
Premium Classes * Purchasable Purchasable Purchasable
Level Cap * 50 50 50
Character slots */** 5/server
Can purchase more
3/server
Can purchase more
1/server
Can purchase more
Quest Packs * Eriador Ered Luin, Shire, Bree-land
Can purchase more
Ered Luin, Shire, Bree-land
Can purchase more
KEY FEATURES
Inventory 5 bags 3 bags
Can purchase 2 more
3 bags
Can purchase 2 more
Gold Limit Unlimited 5 Gold
Can purchase cap removal
2 Gold
Can purchase cap removal
Priority login Priority High Standard
Chat Unlimited Limited Limited
Auction Unlimited Limited Limited
Mail Unlimited Limited Limited
Rest XP Automatic Not available Not available
Shared bank ** Purchasable Purchasable Purchasable
Skirmishes * 9
More in Mirkwood Expansion
4
Can purchase more
4
Can purchase more
Legendary items * Requires Mines of Moria Expansion Requires Mines of Moria Expansion Requires Mines of Moria Expansion
Traits All 1 or 2 slots per trait type
Can purchase more
1 or 2 slots per trait type
Can purchase more
Crafting * Tier 1-5 available
Tier 6 available with Mines of Moria™ Expansion
Tier 1-5 available
Tier 6 available with Mines of Moria™ Expansion
Tier 1-5 available
Tier 6 available with Mines of Moria™ Expansion
Crafting Guilds Unlimited
Limited
Can purchase more
Limited
Can purchase more
Housing Available Available Available
Music Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Hobbies Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Cosmetic system Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Wardrobe Included with 20 slots
Can purchase more
Purchasable Purchasable
Destiny points Can earn and spend Can earn but cannot spend Can earn but cannot spend
Monster play Unlimited Not available Not available
Community features Unlimited Unlimited Limited
Customer service Full access Full access for 30 days following the purchase of points Self-service online

(*): Purchasers of the Mines of Moria™ expansion get access to the Mines of Moria region and content, premium classes (Rune-Keeper and Warden), legendary items feature, Tier 6 crafting feature, 2 extra character slots and a level cap of 60. Purchasers of the Siege of Mirkwood™ expansion get access to the Siege of Mirkwood region and content, a level cap of 65 and the Siege of Mirkwood skirmishes.

(**): Purchasers of the LOTRO Adventurer’s Pack get 2 extra character slots and 20 slots of shared bank storage across all characters on the same servers.