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Get In-game.

Become a VIP.

Enjoy More Benefits!

Being a VIP unlocks access to extra benefits and exclusives in game! LOTRO's VIP program offers game perks, rewards, and more for your account. A great value for players who want to get the most from their adventures in Middle-earth!

How to become a VIP

Choose the plan that's right for you

  • 1 Month


    Billed every month

  • 3 Months


    Billed every 3 months

    A $15 savings! *

  • 6 Months


    Billed every 6 months

    A $30 savings! *

  • 12 Months


    Billed every 12 months

    Over a $80 savings! *

* compared to the standard monthly price

NOTE: Purchase of VIP plans is only available in-game.

Please refer to the FAQ on how to upgrade your account. Cancel at any time.

VIP Benefits Include

  • 500 LOTRO Points Per Month
  • Additional Inventory Slots
  • Exclusive access to Legendary Servers
  • Exclusive rewards like faster crafting & lower item wear**
  • Access All Quest Packs & Skirmishes***
  • Access All Monster Classes Access
  • Mailbox Field Access
  • Exclusive server bonus events for VIPs
  • Priority Login in the Queue
  • Daily +100% XP Bonus*
  • Additional Wardrobe Space
  • Free Weekly Gold Hobbit Present
  • Exclusive perks like using Town Services anywhere**
  • Exclusive Character Portrait Frame
  • All Crafting Guilds
  • Maximum caps on auctions, currency, & more
  • Unlimited Chat
  • Use Destiny Points on in-game perks
  • Swift Travel

* +100% XP for 30% of a level (daily upon login).

** Must speak with the NPC Wenda Cranesbill in-game to receive exclusive VIP benefits.

*** Fate of Gundabad™ and Before the Shadow™ are not included.

Once you have activated your subscription your first month of FREE monthly LOTRO Points (500 Points) should be applied within 48 hours of upgrading your account.

† Purchasers of the Mines of Moria ™ expansion get access to the Mines of Moria content, higher maxiumum skirmish trait, and 2 extra character slots. Purchasers of the Siege of Mirkwood ™ expansion get access to the Siege of Mirkwood content. Purchasers of the Rise of Isengard™ Expansion get access to the Rise of Isengard Quest content, the Draigoch Raid, and the Isengard Instance cluster. Purchasers of the Riders of Rohan™ Expansion, get access to the Rohan Quest content, and the Rohan Instance cluster. Purchasers of the Helm's Deep™ Expansion, get access to the Helm's Deep content, Helm's Deep epic story content, and Big Battles content. Purchasers of the Mordor™ Expansion will get access to the Mordor Quest content. Purchasers of War of Three Peaks get access to Stout-axe Dwarf race.

†† Characters that were created and used during an active VIP subscription will retain access to Swift Travel Routes when an account returns to Premium status. Any characters created while Premium will not have Swift Travel access.

Be sure to check the LOTRO Store to upgrade many items featured above!

Frequently Asked Questions + Expand All- Collapse All

  1. Log into the game.
  2. Open the store by clicking the "Store " button.
  3. Click on "Become a VIP" in the top menu.
    Choose the subscription option that best works for you. Click the Currency button of the plan.
  4. Choose your Payment Method.
  5. If you don't have a payment method on file, enter your billing information, and click "Pay Now".
  6. You'll have confirmation that your payment for your subscription went through. You're now a VIP!

Once you have a subscription, you can view and maintain your subscription in one of two ways:

  1. Clicking of "Subscriptions"
    This page will show you your active subscription, your next billing date, and the ability to renew immediately if you so choose. Click on "Continue". You'll be brought to the "Payment Method" screen. Simply choose a Payment Method that works and click "checkout". Just like LOTRO Point purchases, you will be charged immediately and the time added to your account. At that point you'll be in the new subscription plan.
  2. Clicking of "Manage Subscriptions"
    This page will show you in more detail the plan and billing information for your subscription. Clicking on details will expand the window. As in the "Subscriptions window" you can renew right now, hold, cancel, or change the subscription you're on. Scrolling down you can see more about your Renewal Details and past Payment History.

An Expansion is an addition to the base game, containing specific quests, items, areas, raids, landscape, and other content. Your VIP subscription includes the Standard Editions of three expansions as of April 2022: Mordor, Minas Morgul, and War of Three Peaks. Other expansions must be purchased separately for all users, regardless of VIP status. 

Your 500 LOTRO Points grants will be automatically added to your game account each month on your billing anniversary/renewal date. You can see your current Points balance by logging into the game and opening the LOTRO Store to view your balance in the upper right corner. A history of your balance changes is also available by clicking the dropdown menu next to your username in the upper right corner and selecting "History". Your VIP bonus grant will be listed as Type "VIP Monthly Bonus" in the history. If your 500 Points do not arrive on the date you expect, please wait 72 hours for any delivery delays before contacting Customer Service.

Yes, the VIP membership subscription is a recurring charge, meaning that you will be automatically charged at the beginning of each billing cycle until you cancel. If you have purchased a multi-month plan, you will be charged upfront for the full amount of the plan and then at every cycle. For example, if you purchase a three-month plan, you will be charged for the first three months and then automatically every three months until you cancel. You may cancel your membership at any time.

Once you cancel your subscription, you will retain your VIP access for the duration of the original subscription period. On the date that would have been your renewal date, the subscription will be cancelled and the account will be downgraded to Premium status.

No, VIP membership cannot be transferred to another account.

At this time, we do not have an automated way to gift subscriptions to other players.