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News Files and Mods 03 October 2022, 11:56

author: Adrian Werner

Edain - The Battle for Middle-Earth 2's Epic Fan-project With Ton of Novelties

Version 4.6 of Edain mod for The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II - The Rise of the Witch-King has been released. The update heavily expands gameplay, adds a new faction and expands the Hobbit-inspired campaign.

We finally got a new version of the project Edain, one of the most important mods for the RTS The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II - The Rise of the Witch-King. The latest version of the mod is numbered 4.6. This is the first update of this fan-work in more than two years (4.5 was released in early 2020).

What is Edain and why is it worth installing?

Edain thoroughly rebuilds almost every aspect of the game, so that it is more faithful to what can be found in the book trilogy and the movie series. There are a whole bunch of changes. Many new characters have been introduced, and old ones have gained unique abilities. The factions known from the basic version have been split into several separate ones and heavily expanded (also with numerous new units), giving the player more armies to choose from. There is also a ton of additional maps.

On top of that, there are many fresh gameplay solutions. For example, we can now give one of the Rings to any hero, and then watch how he or she handles its power.. Construction mechanics have also been expanded, enabling us to create huge castles and fortresses.

  1. Edain - download the mod from our FTP server
  2. Edain on ModDB

What's new in version 4.6?

Version 4.6 brings a lot of new features.

  1. It introduces a new faction in the form of the Misty Mountains, which includes orcs, trolls, wargs and other evil creatures.
  2. Thoroughly redesigned was the War of the Ring mode.. Not only has the balance and other aspects of gameplay been improved, but each battle now begins with a stage in which builders can erect a limited number of structures, enabling you to tailor the map to your preferences.
  3. War of the Ring has also gained a number of additional battlefields that were not previously available in this mode.
  4. Both campaigns from The Battle for Middle-Earth II have also been made available in War of the Ring, of course, with appropriate modifications to fit that mode.
  5. A sizable set of maps has been remade. They are larger and have additional objects. In addition, many of them were made available in modified versions in other modes. For example - the multiplayer level Storm the Shire can now be played solo, defending against successive waves of enemies.
  6. A fan-made campaign inspired by The Hobbit has been enriched with a new chapter, in which we must help Bilbo rob the dragon Smaug.
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