Expanding on every feature found in The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II as well as boasting entirely new content. The all new single player campaign’s innovative new units will help to tell the story of the evil Witch-King’s rise to power, domination of Angmar, and invasion of the great kingdom of Arnor, home to Aragorn’s ancestors. To fully experience the evil side of Middle-earth, gamers can now play as the all new Angmar faction in skirmish, multiplayer, and War of the Ring modes.

Experience a whole new depth of strategy with upgraded War of the Ring and Create-A-Hero features. Create-A-Hero’s entirely new Troll class boasts additional weapons and armour that will allow players to have even more freedom in customizing their game play. War of the Ring, the risk-style meta-game, offers upgraded army persistence, a new siege dynamic on the Living World Map, and unified territories that serve as major control points.

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Hey all!


We have come to it at last, after years of questions and clamoring (and about six months of work)... War of the Ring in Age of the Ring!

This article will briefly explore our most significant changes and additions to this game mode. We are very thankful to Robnkarla for his groundbreaking work in RJ-RotWK, which he has made available for use, and to MaxHardy, who took charge in converting WotR to Age of the Ring, adding our new maps, factions, units and army leaders to the Living World.

Conquer Many More Regions and Territories...


In vanilla Rise of the Witch-king, WotR had 43 regions, split up into 7 territories: Arnor, Erebor, Eriador, Gondor, Mordor, Rhovanion and Rhûn. In Age of the Ring, we have more than doubled the region count:

111 regions in 11 territories - adding Haradwaith, Rohan, Misty Mountains, and Lindon. Each region has been newly outlined on the Living World, and comes with its own unique map to do battle on.

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You will also note that the Living World has been given a brand-new look - thanks to Biddy! The Golden Wood is finally golden, baby.

Command Many More Heroes and Units...


Every new unit that we've added in Age of the Ring is now recruitable on the Living World, and in real-time battles. This leads to some pretty spectacular selection wheels:

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We have also redone the Army Leaders available for each faction, including vanilla factions. For instance, Gondor now starts out with Prince Imrahil to lead one of its armies:

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Each faction can recruit a late-game Army Commander from a Living World fortress, to a total of 4 commanders. Gondor may recruit Gandalf the White, Mordor may recruit the Witch-king of Angmar, et cetera.

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Additional heroes can also be bought and added to existing armies, which makes things feel pretty complete.

Brush Past and Glance Over Lots of New Details...


Every new region has received a new and unique portrait image, as well as some information about the area. New loading screens for each region are also implemented.

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Additionally, new static objects have been added to the Living World, such as Mount Gundabad...

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And a flying dragon that might be familiar to some of you...

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As well as a variety of other things that you'll have to discover for yourselves - once we release the next version!


Yours,
The Age of the Ring Team

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DickenChappy
DickenChappy

I am having trouble loading the game it has a game crash after 1 min of loading the game. It is about Mordor wall hubs. Whats wrong with my game.

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beegnyss
beegnyss

You must find the BFME2 Patchswitcher and change the patch from 1.09 to 1.06.

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LHTN
LHTN

There is a mod of ROTWK called The Onset of Darkness or TOOD that adds new Factions, units, Heroes, etc ... outside to change a little of the perspective of the game putting elements of LOTRBFME 1 as starting with 2 units of each Faction, Command Point of the units smaller, among others, the only problem is that the mod is originally Russian and in the English Version several texts appear with MISSING at the beginning, outside the home screen among other things being in trouble in the english version, the mod link is this: Vk.com

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Samuli11
Samuli11

How do I download and install this modd?

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LHTN
LHTN

If you are talking about The Onset of Darkness, you first need to create an account on the download site, and after downloading the file, install it into a folder on your computer and then install it, grab all the files from the EP1 folder and send it to the root folder of Rise of The Witch-King, you will need version 2.01 of the game, the problem is that several texts have problems due to the mod originally being Russian

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illidari25
illidari25

It would be very cool the mod that apart from having the elves of Lorien; having to choose the second faction of elves, I mean the elves of Sylvan or elves of the black forest.
With all its structures and units, heros and divine powers or something like that. X3

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illidari25
illidari25

and legolas?

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illidari25
illidari25

Could you get a patch translated into Spanish?
It would be a problem without there being a translation for those who only speak Spanish and not English. please get a translated patch. X3

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jedijoe84
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Has anyone made a version of RotWK 2.02 that works with BfME2 1.09?

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