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Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan expansion gets delayed

Turbine announced today that they have elected to delay the upcoming expansion to their long-running MMO,Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan (opens in new tab).

They said that following a lengthy beta test, users found more issues than expected, and they have elected to hold the game back by a month until the problems can be resolved. The delay isn't too ridiculous though, and it will only hold back the expansion by a little over a month. It was originally planned to arrive on September 5th, and will now release October 15th.

Turbine offered some consolation for eager fans who pre-ordered the expansion, giving them 500 Turbine points to spend in the LotRO in-game store (probably on noble steeds) and a "bag of consumable goodies." In the past, LotRO "bags of consumable goodies" has meant unique sets of armor, XP boosts, and other fun stuff like fireworks displays.

You can check out the latest trailer for the expansion here (opens in new tab) which shows off the mounted combat feature along with the new "warbands" which are being introduced.

Andrew is a freelance video game journalist, writing for sites like Wired and GamesRadar. Andrew has also written a book called EMPIRES OF EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online.