RJ-RotWK brings the best from each title in the BFME series by EA. As a mod for Rise of the Witch-King, at it's heart it brings 3 new factions to the game. Men of the West has been broken into Gondor and Rohan, with new heroes, units, powers, and more. Arnor has also been fleshed out to be a unique faction with a mix of Men and Elves and more. Men of the East and Mordor has also been split, with Men of the East made up from two smaller sub-factions of Rhun and Harad. The Elves are now made up from three smaller sub-factions of Rivendell, Lothlorien, and Mirkwood. In total, over 70+ new units/heroes/structures and more have been added. Over 20 new maps are included, and much more.
It's been a year since the last RJ-RotWK release, and the year has been full of progress on one of the biggest mods for a Battle for Middle Earth game. The release of v1.06 is coming either in January or February, and to lead up to the release, we're providing glimpses into what you can expect. If you thought 1.05.06 was a large update, you have not seen anything yet.
Click the book above to get a walkthrough of how the Elven Faction has been split into 3 sub-factions, and how they work together as allies to defend Middle-Earth. Over 15 new units and even more reskins have been done to bring to life Tolkien's Elves. Each unit has random skins to give variety as you battle. Use the RJ camera to immerse yourself into Middle-Earth.
Each sub-faction also has their own unique architecture. Rivendell and Lothlorien will be complete for 1.06, while Mirkwood will be available in 1.07. Explore the more than 30 models for each of the structures as the level up through unique courses.
1.06 has re-defined Tolkien's Elves. Another news item will come out to walk through all of the units/structures. Remember to click the guide at the top.
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Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like RJ-RotWK. We love games like Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
Let's celebrate modding
As mods play a bigger role in the future of gaming, we believe it is important to recognize the effort the teams behind the work put in, giving us countless hours of enjoyment while asking nothing in return. We have the power to change our games and that needs to be celebrated to ensure it remains a big part of PC gaming's future.
It all started
In 2015, when the paid modding dispute left many gamers and modders worried about the direction the industry is headed. Things have since settled down, but we believe it is important to continue this small tradition to show we are not alone in our love for mods, and the open platforms that embrace them.
Mod Appreciation Week
Nothing is more motivating than knowing something you've built is being enjoyed by others. So this week if there is a mod you love on Mod DB (or anywhere else), make the effort to shout out to them, mention and link their mod in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post with the hashtag #modlove2016 (or click the icons above for a pre-built post).
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