Update 34.3 - Wednesday March 8, 2023

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Update 34.3 Release Notes

Here are the release notes for Update 34.3, released on Wednesday, March 8th, 2023.

Of Special Note:

The Spring Festival Arrives March 9th! This year's festival offers new cosmetic cloaks, a cosmetic pet puppy, and a variety of new housing decorations available for barter. The Festivity vendor offers a new cosmetic shield and Sickle-fly cosmetic pet! The festival begins at 10:00 AM Eastern on March 9th and runs until 3:00 AM Eastern on March 28th. Read our guide to the Spring Festival on LOTRO.com.

News and Notes:


  • The Beorning trait "Desperate Shouts" has been adjusted as follows: Tier 1 reduces the cost to execute the next wrath consuming skill by 50%. Tier 2 reduces the cost to execute the next wrath consuming skill by 100%. This does not include Execute. This trait also no longer only affects your healing skill. Any skill that would normally consume wrath now consumes the "Desperate Shout" buff.


  • Corrected an issue with the Legendary Items Reward Track that was causing the 'Time Remaining' to not display.
  • Any level 140 characters with an Ill Omens Essence Bounty from the Deed "Skirmish Assault: Ill Omens (Tier 3)" can now use the item to receive a level 140 Delver's Lively Essence Box.
  • Corrected the Legendary Coffer of the Ukrash Portrait Frame's description to reflect that it also gives Ancient Script and Legendary Enhancement Runes.
  • New items have been added ahead of the start of the Spring Festival, which begins at 10:00 AM Eastern (-5 GMT) on March 9th!


  • French: Updated translations for Delving missions.
  • French: Updated the translation for the Forge-worker in Gorgoroth in addition to several other typos.
  • German: Updated translations for "Featured Instances", plural stacks of the Gundabad Lhinestad Potion and the Gundabad Milk Thistle Potion, and several other typos.
  • German: Corrected a stringtable error for the "Willow Fireworks" Item.
  • German: Resolved several typos and coding errors.
  • German: Translations for the "Rächer von Helm." and "Rächer von Abnankâra" titles have been updated and proper gender terms have been added.

Quests and Adventure Areas

  • The Featured Instance rotation has been updated to include: Great Barrow - Thadúr, Dungeons of Naerband, Library at Tham Mírdain, Warg-pens of Dol Guldur, Askâd-mazal, the Chamber of Shadows, and Helegrod - Giant Wing.
  • The Featured Instance (cap) quests no longer require Tier 2 completion of the Instance.