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Age of the Ring is a mod for Rise of the Witch-king, featuring dozens of new heroes, units, spells, and abilities!

Our goal is to create an RTS experience that is faithful to the spirit of Tolkien's mythos,

with diverse, engaging, and balanced gameplay.

Take a look at our community forums to learn more about what is planned!

Note: there are no release dates for future updates,

so please don't ask.

Read our FAQ for answers to common questions,

and read our Installation Guide before installing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Which factions are currently in the mod?
    As of Version 3.0, the mod contains Gondor, Isengard, Mordor, Misty Mountains, Lothlórien, and Erebor.
  2. What are the planned factions for the mod?
    - Rivendell
    - Rohan
    - Mirkwood
    - Haradwaith
    - Dol Guldur
  3. Will Angmar/Arnor be a standalone faction?
    No. The mod is set during the final years of the Third Age, a time where both Angmar and Arnor are long gone.
  4. Would you consider adding more/different factions than the ones you have planned?
    No. We have weighed our selection carefully and will not change it.
  5. When will the mod be released?
    Current version can be found in our Files section.
  6. Can this mod be installed alongside Edain?
  7. Why did you base this off of 2.02?
    Because 2.02 is the best available patch for RotWK. It fixes bugs, improved stability, and contains dozens of amazing new maps.
  8. What will this mod do to Create-A-Hero?
    Currently we’re planning to give them better art. Further plans are TBD.
  9. I’m getting an error/crash/problem!
    Take a look at our common issues and installation guide.
  10. Will there be a campaign?
    Yes, eventually.
  11. I have a suggestion for your mod, where can I post it?
    Generally we only respond to suggestions made in our community forums:
  12. Will you eventually add in BFME1 style gameplay?
    Fortress maps will contain buildplots but otherwsie we’ll be keeping the free-build style.
  13. I want to play the mod but I don’t have BFME2 or RotWK installed.
    We provide clean versions of each game (them being abandonware) plus installation instructions here:
  14. How do I apply to be a tester?
    Be an active and positive presence in our community and we will consider you when we are in need of testers.
  15. I’m a modder and I’d like to join your team
    Message us on ModDB or The3rdAge.
  16. I'm a nice person and want to support you in some other way.
    We have a Patreon page for that.
  17. Do you have a Discord?
  18. Will you add walls to Mordor?
  19. Why can't I build a second fortress with Gondor?
    You can. The fortress icon is in the builder's personal commandset because we ran out of space on the right side of the screen.
  20. Why isn't Legolas a hero?
    Legolas will be a hero in Mirkwood, which isn't released yet.
  21. Will you fix War of the Ring mode?
    We're working on it.
  22. Will you add Bolg as a permanent hero to Misty Mountains?
  23. Will you add all 9 Nazgul to Mordor?
  24. Why is Frodo a Ring Hero for Good factions?
    Because we like our Tolkien lore. The power of the Ring cannot be used to do good. 'We cannot wield it, none of us can', 'I would use this Ring from a desire to do good, but through me, it would wield a power too great and terrible to imagine', 'You would have a queen! Not dark, but treacherous as the sea! All will love me and despair!', etc. The Ring was entrusted to Frodo, a hobbit who had shown to be resilient to its corruption, and the representatives of the Free Peoples placed their hopes in the quest for its destruction. Therefore Frodo (or Bilbo for Erebor) carries the Ring, and in doing so inspire your units to amazing heights of power. If you find them to be weak, we suggest reading their power descriptions to use them to their full potential.
  25. I get an 'out of memory' error while playing the mod, what do?
    RotWK is an old game built on an engine that is not able to make use of all the benefits of a modern system, such as multiple cores. If you're playing games with enormous armies or play games for hours on end, the game will eventually reach its memory limit and crash. There is no solution for this beyond avoiding overburdening the game. It also helps to restart the game after every game (to restart the memory limit) or to lower some graphical settings such as shadows.
  26. Why is X not Y?
    Because we like X to be X.

[April Fools 2019] The Big Decision

[April Fools 2019] The Big Decision

News 45 comments

The time has come to reveal the next big step in the development of Age of the Ring...

War of the Ring

War of the Ring

News 47 comments

It'll be back and working - and much improved - in our next release!

Screenshots by the Fans

Screenshots by the Fans

News 6 comments

Screenshots for the fans, by the fans. We hope you've enjoyed this year of bringing Middle-earth to life!

The Peoples of Eriador

The Peoples of Eriador

News 28 comments

Today we're offering a closer look into Rivendell's sprawling unit roster.

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Age of the Ring Version 3.1

Age of the Ring Version 3.1

Full Version 63 comments

AotR 3.1 fixes several bugs, most notably the multiplayer out-of-sync (OOS) that frequently occured in 3.0. It also contains several balance changes.

Patch 3.1 French Language File

Patch 3.1 French Language File

GUIs 11 comments

A fan made french text translation done for patch 3.1 of Age of the Ring done by Ursidey and Dadoone. Installation instructions are included in the readme...

Age of the Ring GameRanger Patch

Age of the Ring GameRanger Patch

Patch 10 comments

PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION!! This ZIP file contains what you will need in order to get AoTR working with GameRanger

Age of the Ring Version 3.0: Durin’s Folk

Age of the Ring Version 3.0: Durin’s Folk

Full Version 66 comments

The third release for Age of the Ring, containing the completed Erebor faction as well as some reworks/additions to the already existing factions.

Patch 2.0 French Language File

Patch 2.0 French Language File

GUIs 2 comments

A fan made french translation done for patch 2.0 of Age of the Ring done by Ursidey and Dadoone. Installation instructions are included in the readme...

Age of the Ring Version 2.0: The Golden Wood

Age of the Ring Version 2.0: The Golden Wood

Full Version 112 comments

The second release for Age of the Ring, containing the completed Lothlórien faction and some reworks of the Gondor, Mordor, Isengard, and Misty Mountains...

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was AI was far better here?
like didnt attack farmhouse?

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The AI is fixed for the next version

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could we expect a release during the summer ?

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MathijsRevora Creator


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k thnx !

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Hi I have an issue on ps4 version how do i fix it thanks!

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Hold L1+R1 and press triangle square triangle square circle circle square cross circle up up down down square L2 R3 circle circle cross cross square triangle down down left right up square down left cross circle square cross down down right square... and that should work if not disable edain

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Sounds like a Gta V cheat code!

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This is the mod you are looking for if you enjoy high quality content, fun online games, brand new features and a fantastic development team.

I have enjoyed the rise of the mod and I hope to see more of it as they bring out new content and new factions!

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