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We have released Age of the Ring Version 7.3, featuring even more bug fixes and balance changes!

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Like the previous release, 7.3 wasn't planned but came about after lots of internal balance reviews based on 7.2's performance. We hope 7.3 will further refine AotR's competitive balance and shine a greater light on the diversity of strategies available in our factions.

Note that in 7.3, we have further optimized the mod's performance through the removal of excessive dirt and dust FX playing during movement and combat of troops, which has resulted in a far smoother experience and far fewer crashes during testing. Crank up those graphics!

Download below:

Age of the Ring Version 7.3

For a full list of changes, please refer to the CHANGELIST.


First, make sure your RotWK is patched to 2.02 v8.0.1. Make sure that Edain, if installed, is disabled.

1. Download and unzip the contents of AOTR7.3.rar into a folder
2. Run AgeOfTheRingInstaller7.3.exe as Administrator
3. The installer creates a shortcut to Age of the Ring 7.3 on your desktop

********** PLEASE READ BELOW **********

  1. THIS IS A FULL VERSION. You don't need to have previous mod versions installed. You can uninstall previous versions if you want to.
  2. The installer WILL NOT allow you to install the mod into your RotWK or BFME2 installation folder (this would BREAK your game)
  3. The installer WILL NOT allow you to install if you do not have RotWK patch 2.02 v8.01 enabled. You can enable this from the 2.02 Launcher.
  4. If you do not have 2.02 v8.01, you can get it HERE. Simply follow Step 1 and Step 2, and then use the 2.02 Launcher to set your version to 2.02 v8.01.
  5. If you do not want to play through Fellowship of the Ring again, you can use this Amon Hen mission autosave HERE.


For using T3A:Online, nothing has changed - just make sure RotWK is hooked from the T3A:Online Launcher.

For using Gameranger, please read the following article:
Gameranger Patch for AotR

Having trouble? Join us on Discord and use the #Support channel.




The Age of the Ring Team


ty so much great work guys :) so must i lower the shader and shadows detail s still or can i crank up the graphics to ultra high all of the graphics?

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1v1 and 2v2 works good and fluent on ultra. Bigger games might need shadows lowered other than that just go highest graphics

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ty for the info

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Gosh, I never liked those dust effects, thank ye for removing them!

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Thank you for the optimization! Things were going surprisingly slow, but not so much that it seemed it needed to be reported. So thank you!

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is it me or it crashes on saves in WOTR mode ?

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