The Lord of the Rings Online is giving players a 100 percent XP bonus in the run up to the Helm's Deep expansion.
With only a month left until it launches the Helm's Deep expansion, Turbine is looking for ways to encourage players of The Lord of the Rings Online to log in and play. That in mind, the developer as announced that it will be gifting its entire player base with a 100 percent boost to its XP that will last until November 17th, a day before the expansion's release.
Begin your own epic adventure as the Race of Man, Elf, Dwarf, or Hobbit. Based on the books written by J. R. R. Tolkien and not the movies, LOTRO is a closest thing you can get to strolling through Middle-Earth with a solid walking stick in your hand as the road goes ever on and on.
The announcement came via the game's front page and is likely geared toward boosting both player's stats and interest in the game prior to the expansion's release on November 18th. The expansion itself promises to deliver "epic battles of unmatched scale," giving players an opportunity to step deeper into the War of the Ring.
Players interested in the Helm's Deep expansion can pre-purchase it for $39.99. Gamers interested in The Lord of the Rings Online itself, meanwhile, can download and play the base game free of charge. With the current XP boost up and running it may be a good time to get involved in the game.