Update 34.1 Release Notes

Here are the release notes for Update 34.1, released on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022.

Of Special Note:

The Yuletide Festival begins on December 8th!

The Yuletide Festival returns! Read more about this seasonal festival on LOTRO.com. This year's Yuletide Festival begins at 10:00 AM Eastern (-5 GMT) on Thursday, December 8th and runs until 3:00 AM Eastern (-5 GMT) on Tuesday, January 3rd. New rewards are available in this year's festival, and seasonal Hobbit Gifts are available during the festival as well!

News and Notes:


  • Guardian
    • The trait "To the Rescue" again correctly grants 100% Critical Chance on your next skill. This effect lasts for two seconds longer than Charge's duration.
    • The knockdown effect granted by Brutal Charge now lasts for two seconds longer than Charge's duration.
    • Eagle tome items are once again usable. The skills they grant still require you to earn Lesser Giant Eagle via trait specialization.


  • GERMAN:  Radlaw now displays properly in German as Radlau 
  • GERMAN: The translation for the Hunter Skill "Bright Campfire" has been updated
  • GERMAN:  The translations for Celebalm in the "Cultivating a Cure" questline have been updated. 
  • GERMAN: The translation for the quest title for "Fires and Shadowfells" has been updated. 


  • Mount-barring hotspots now apply to Creeps.
  • March is now a channeled induction which can be broken by damage, or immediately cancelled by swimming, being interrupted, or entering a mounts-not-allowed area.
  • Mobilise now correctly works in combat, does not overwrite March, and does not affect your ability to block, parry, or evade.

Quests and Adventure Areas

  • Automatically bestowed quests that recently stopped working will now work properly again. This includes Roving Threats, the Gundabad jewel quests, and others.
  • Ten Task quests have been added each to Swanfleet and Cardolan.
  • Tasks - Azanulbizar - Task quests now specify in their titles that they are for the Haban'akkâ of Thráin.
  • Quests - Kingstead - Saddled with the Stock - Horses involved in this quest are now named "Wayward Horses" to avoid confusion with other non-saddled horses in Kingstead. Quest text has also been updated.
  • Delving Dread effects are no longer removed from the player upon defeat.
  • Sarch Vorn, the Black Grave
    • The second and third bosses now have custom combat audio tracks. These combat tracks have been added to the playlist of the "The Black Grave Themes" housing item as well.
    • Fladach, Luilloth, and Astoryn now have increased health and skill damage.
    • Hotspots in Fladach's fight have been fixed to properly stack.
    • The hotspot size in Luilloth's fight has been decreased.
    • Luilloth's combat dialog now has its proper quotes.
    • Gorwen's defences and healing capabilities have been improved in the solo and duo group sizes.
    • Corrected an issue where Prince Amondir could sometimes be defeated before properly transitioning to the next phase of the Grey Fear encounter.