We are excited to announce a new way to experience The Lord of the Rings Online: Legendary Server! Enjoy the tales of Middle-earth, chapter by chapter, visiting iconic locations and adventuring with new friends - or reconnecting with old ones - on the path of Frodo, Gandalf, and the Fellowship of the Ring.
Join us on a Legendary Server and make a fresh start with a brand new character; see Tolkien's bustling realm anew, whether for your first or fiftieth time. The Legendary Server opens new regions and levels gradually over time from the beginning of LOTRO all the way up to today's current exciting chapters of the story! We invite you to come home to Middle-earth.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a Legendary server and a standard server?
On standard servers, players can reach the maximum level cap (currently 120) with no restrictions, and players adventure in the story beyond the destruction of the One Ring.
The Legendary server started out with only the initial Level 50 and below content, with a focus on the Shadows of Angmar story. Gradually the level cap and story content unlocks over time, allowing players to enjoy the early Lord of the Rings story anew, together!
Do I need a subscription to play on the Legendary server?
The Legendary server is available to VIP subscribers along with Lifetime VIP subscribers.
Can we transfer characters off or on to this server?
Players cannot transfer characters onto this server. There are currently no plans to allow transfers off of Legendary worlds until these servers have caught up with our other live worlds.
Can I access the LOTRO Store on the Legendary server?
Yes, but some items may not be available until the Legendary server advances further in the Story / Level cap.
Are there Trait trees?
Can I play a Rune-keeper, Warden, or Beorning?
Can I play a High-elf?
Will I get anniversary gifts when I make a new character?
Yes, you will still get your anniversary gifts. However, some level restricted pre-order items aren't available until the Legendary world advances far enough in the story to unlock them.
Can I keep playing on my non-Legendary server as well?
Yes, the Legendary server experience does not impact your ability to play on other worlds.
Will Standing Stone Games continue to develop the non-Legendary worlds?
Yes! We have no intention of adjusting our frequent, regular, and active development of the non-Legendary game worlds, and have plans for them well into the future.
Can I transfer my Shared Account items from a Legendary server to a non-Legendary server?
No, sorry. You also cannot transfer shared account items onto a Legendary server.
Is there PvMP on the Legendary server?
There is currently no PvMP available at this time on Ithil or Anor.
If I purchase an account-based service or item from the LOTRO Store on the Legendary server, does it apply to the non-Legendary servers as well?
Yes. Additionally, previously-purchased account-based items are available on both worlds.
Do I need to download a different game client to play on the Legendary server?
No. The Legendary servers are available from the Select Game World menu when logging in through the regular LOTRO client.
Can I access all of the LOTRO world and content on the Legendary server?
Eventually yes. The Legendary servers gradually unlock content and stories approximately every 4 months.
Will legendary weapons be available on the Legendary server?
Legendary weapons became available when the Legendary server unlocked the Mines of Moria story.
Can I play instances and skirmishes on the Legendary server?
Any skirmishes or instances that are above the current level cap of the Legendary server aren't accessible until the level cap increases.
Is there a separate European Legendary server?
No. Players from all territories can play together on the Legendary server, and German and French speaking players can play on Legendary using the localized game clients.
Does the Legendary server have festivals and anniversary events like the other worlds?
Yes, most festivals are available for all worlds, including Legendary. A very limited amount of events might occur in a region that the Legendary world has not yet advanced to, but would become accessible once the Story / Level cap advances into those areas.
Can I use character boosts on the Legendary server?
While the use of Experience potions and items is permitted, players are not able to use or purchase character level boosts (example: Gift of the Valar) on the Legendary world until the Story and level cap has advanced far enough. It is not possible to use a character boost to reach a level or content higher than the Legendary server currently has unlocked.
If I previously purchased Expansions or Quest Packs, will I be able to access them on Legendary once the server progresses to them?
Yes, any previously purchased Expansions and Quest Packs will be honored and allow you access on Legendary once the server reaches that point in the Story.
Is the Legendary server a “Classic” or “Vanilla” server?
By most descriptions, a “Classic” server is an attempt to recreate LOTRO exactly as it was at launch, using only assets and content that was available in 2007.
A Legendary server runs alongside existing servers, and therefore contains many of the changes that have been made to the game over the years, such as UI improvements, bug fixes, changes to game systems, etc. In cases where we have updated or changed the layout of regions, the Legendary server uses the updated version of the regions. In cases where we have changed items or player abilities, the Legendary server uses those updated abilities. Some content or gameplay that isn’t appropriate to the Legendary server’s current level cap may be restricted, until that portion of the story unlocks with level cap increases (one does not simply walk into Mordor on Legendary until the time comes).