Recently we asked players to complete a survey telling us what kind of hardware they were running. We also conducted a number of tests with our game client running against a wide variety of hardware configurations including those mentioned by players. We also ran these tests against our minimum and recommended hardware configurations.

As a result of this process we’ve created new guidelines for minimum and recommended hardware for playing The Lord of the Rings Online.

New Minimum System Requirements


  • OS: Windows XP
  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz or AMD Equivalent
  • System Memory: 1GB (2GB for Windows Vista)
  • Graphics Card: at least 128MB Onboard graphics memory.
  • Internet Connection: Cable or DSL Connection
  • Direct X Version: Directx 9.0c
  • Disk Space: 12 GB (+3 GB for international clients)


New Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
  • CPU: Dual Core 2.66 GHZ
  • System Memory: 2GB
  • Graphics Cards: 512MB dedicated discrete card
  • Internet Connection: Cable or DSL Connection
  • Disk Space: 20 GB (+3 GB for international Clients)


Please keep in mind that these are requirements we feel should allow you to run the game reliably at low to moderate settings. If you wish to experience the game at the highest settings, additional system memory and higher end graphics cards should be considered.