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RotWK Patch 2.02 v8.0.0 Download Page

Step 1

Download 2.02 v8.0.0 Full Installer

Alternative Link

The full version of the 2.02 patch which includes replay compatibility support + new LotR music tracks.


Download 2.02 v8.0.0 Mini Installer (widescreen only)

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The reduced version of the 2.02 patch which does not include 4:3 monitor and replay compatibility support + new LotR music tracks.

Step 2

Download 2.02 v8.5.0 Updater

The widescreen option provided inside the installer increases the vertical viewing area of the game on widescreen 16:9 monitors to match the intended viewing area that otherwise is only available using traditional monitors. Additionally, it will stretch many UI elements to make them look better in a widescreen resolution. Please be sure to select a widescreen resolution using the patch launcher if you download the widescreen patch.

Rise of the Witch-king 2.02 League

Register an account on the RotWK 2.02 League site in order to participate in ranked games.

Q: What is the RotWK 2.02 League?
A: Check out this article for details.

Q: Do I need to install any programs in order to participate?
A: No. The patch 8.4.0 installer updates the patch and installs the RotWK League tool automatically. A shortcut icon for both the patch switcher and League tool will be created upon the successful installation of the patch.

Q: Are there any guides or tutorials to help me get started?
A: Yes, watch the video below.

Language Packs

These language packs are to be downloaded IN ADDITION to the actual patch (above). No language pack is necessary for English users. If your game is in an unsupported language, then you can still play 2.02, but none of the in-game text will be updated. Your game must be installed in the indicated language in order to use a language pack, with the exception of the Czech language pack, which must be installed in English.

These translations were time-consuming to produce, and, asides from the Italian version, they are provided by the community, not the 2.02 team. Huge thanks to Nameless (Russian), Mrak and Denroth (Italian), choimo (Traditional Chinese), Vonihidilix (Polish), Jan, HerrX, melkor555, turin86 and Lukey (German), MasterBBQ (Dutch), THEJI (Spanish), MarKr (Czech), Dadoone, Zaidixe, Achille44, Elrohir and Fafa (French) and Ultimategladia (Spanish) for their work on the translations. Credit also to David "kramla" KramoliÜ for his work on the original RotWK Czech translation, used with permission.

LanguageRotwk - 2.02
Chinese (Simplified)Looking for Translators
Chinese (Traditional)Download
Dutch Looking for Translators
NorwegianLooking for Translators
PolishLooking for Translators
SpanishLooking for Translators (Old download)
SwedishLooking for Translators
ThaiLooking for Translators

Very Old Versions

It is VERY IMPORTANT to uninstall a pre-3.0.0 version of 2.02 before updating to a newer version. Enable 2.02 with the patch launcher before uninstalling. Then, remove 2.02 using the Add or Remove Programs tool in your Control Panel, or by running Uninstal.exe in your game directory (typically C:Program FilesElectronic ArtsThe Lord of the Rings, The Rise of the Witch-king). There should be no files containing "202" left in your game directory. Foreign language users, be sure to uninstall your language pack as well, again either in Control Panel or with Uninstall202lang.exe. If you do not completely uninstall pre-3.0.0 versions, the patch will not work properly.

If you want to install a pre-3.0.0 version of 2.02 for replay compatibility, downloads are available here.

Technical Problem?

If you have any technical issues with the patch, please post in the Tech Support Forum with your question or a detailed description of your technical problem.