Update 18 will be releasing later today but we already have the release notes. The notes are mainly the same from the test server, but there are a few new bits of information.
Two New Books of the Epic Story
“Aid the armies of Rohan in Volume IV, Book 5, ‘The Ride of the Rohirrim,’ and help them find a safe road to Minas Tirith in time to defend their allies against the ravening hordes of Mordor. And in Volume IV, Book 6, ‘The Battle of the Pelennor Fields,’ take part in the final defence of Minas Tirith as the Witch-king of Angmar descends upon the field and many fates are decided…”
We predicted there would be multiple books in Update 18 because of the sheer amount of story that needs to be told. It is great that they are giving Pelennor Fields the attention it deserves.
Epic Battles Not Scaling With the Level Cap Increase
“All scaling instances and skirmishes can now be played at level 105, however Epic Battles will remain capped at level 100 for now.”
I would rather have new instances than Epic Battles scaling to the new level cap. I think this is understandable and I am sure they will scale again in a later update.