The Lord of The Rings Online Goes Free-to-Play and Closed Beta Begins/Screens

Turbine's online game will be Free-to-Play worldwide this fall
Turbine has announced the start of the North American closed Beta for the upcoming The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) Free-to-Play. Beta participants will help shape and refine new content and features to be introduced in Volume 3, Book 2, as well as the new in-game Store, when LOTRO Free-to-Play launches this fall. Volume 3, Book 2 will launch across North America and Europe (with Codemasters operating the game free-to-play in Europe) and will introduce Turbine's new pricing model to the game, as well as extending the story. Players interested in getting a sneak peak can still sign up for a chance to participate in the Beta program here - five screenshots have been inserted in our gallery.