Lord of the Rings Online adds six years of free content as players rush back to the MMO


Middle-earth MMORPG The Lord of the Rings Online has received a surge in popularity after its latest update made a huge swathe of premium content free to play. It’s taken the game’s peak concurrent player count on Steam to the highest it’s been in nearly a decade.

The online Lord of the Rings RPG attracted 3,760 concurrent players on April 21, according to Steamdb – as spotted by PCGamesN. That might not sound like a lot, but it’s the highest concurrent player count the game has reached on Steam since it hit 3,965 nearly 10 years ago on June 11, 2012.


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