The pre-patch for the Lord of the Rings Online’s next expansion is now live. The actual expansion Fate of Gundabad will release next month on November 10th, but players who have pre-purchased the expansion can already now play the new Brawler class.
Players can now create Brawler characters and play them! The Brawler is a melee class inspired by the tale of Helm Hammerhand, who fought bare-handed at one of the greatest sieges of Helm’s Deep and was known for his ferocity in battle. Brawlers forgo weapons in favor of Battle-gauntlets and heavy armor, hurling themselves into battle to the benefit of friend and devastation of foe. The main focus for Brawlers is damage, off-tanking, and support. Any race in Middle-earth can be a Brawler, except for Beornings, which are their own race and class combination.
The new system for Legendary items also arrived with the patch and which will make it “easier to upgrade your weapons and understand how they progress”
Read the full patch notes on the official LOTRO site.