The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II Cheats (Xbox 360)

Unlock all heroes, achievements, and more cheats for Xbox 360

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II

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The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II is a real-time strategy video game based on fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. Learn how to unlock all heroes and achievements with these cheats for LOTR: Battle for Middle Earth II on Xbox 360.

These cheat are for the Xbox 360 version, but most information also applies to The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II for PC. 

How to Unlock All Heroes in LOTR: Battle for Middle Earth 2

The following heroes can be unlocked in the game:

Character How to Unlock
Avatan Win 10 Capture and Hold games.
Brerthor Complete the Good Campaign.
Celebrim Win 10 Resource Race games.
Felek Win 10 Hero vs. Hero games.
Fhaleen Win 10 King of the Hill games.
Hadhood Complete the first level of the Good Campaign with all bonus objectives.
Idrial Complete level eight of the Good Campaign with all bonus objectives.
Krashnack Complete level one of the Evil Campaign with all bonus objectives.
Maur Complete level four of the Good Campaign with all bonus objectives.
Mektar Complete the Good Campaign with no heroes dying.
Ohta Win 10 versus games.
Olog Complete level eight of the Evil Campaign with all bonus objectives.
Thrugg Complete level four of the Evil Campaign with all bonus objectives.
Tumna Complete the Evil Campaign.
Urulooke Complete the Evil Campaign with no heroes dying.

How to Unlock Ring Heroes

Gollum is hidden on every map in Skirmish and multiplayer modes. Find and defeat him to get the ring, then have your troops carry it to your fortress. You'll then be able to recruit a Ring Hero for 9,000 resources. Good units can recruit Galadriel while evil units can recruit Sauron. These powerful heroes can act without using any command points.

Instead of wandering aimlessly looking for Gollum, wait for your opponents to kill him, then steal the ring back from them before they reach their base.

How to Get Easy Resources

Play as any dark force in Skirmish mode and select the Isengard map. Build 10 lumber mills around the giant wall to accumulate resources fast.

LOTR: Battle for Middle Earth 2 Strategies and Tips

Like all RTS games, every battle is different in The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II, but there are some general tips to keep in mind.

Plan Your Attack

Before you charge into hostile territory, send an expendable unit such as an Orc Warrior or a camo unit to scope out your enemies' base. Have your Bowmen and Cavalry focus on enemy units, and send your melee soldiers to destroy buildings.

Defense Is the Best Offense

Defensive structures can do more than protect your base. If you build a bunch of towers and teleport an opponents inside your base, they'll get slaughtered before they can do anything.

Beating Brutal Mode

When fighting against the AI in Brutal mode, your enemies will always go for your farms first, so build a line of farms between your base and theirs. While your opponent begins attacking your crops, keeping building up your troops until you've amassed enough force to overwhelm the enemy.

LOTR: Battle for Middle Earth 2 Achievements

The following Xbox 360 achievements can be earned in Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II.

Achievement GamerScore Points How to Unlock
Defend Rivendell 5 points Complete Good Rivendell with all bonus objectives (Level 1).
Clear the High Pass 5 points Complete Good High Pass with all bonus objectives (Level 2).
Cleanse the Ettenmoors 10 points Complete Good Ettenmoors with all bonus objectives (Level 3).
Reclaim the Blue Mountains 10 points Complete Good Blue Mountains with all bonus objectives (Level 4).
Secure the Grey Havens 10 points Complete Good Grey Havens with all bonus objectives (Level 5).
Rescue Celduin 15 points Complete Good Celduin with all bonus objectives (Level 6).
Defend Erebor 20 points Complete Good Erebor with all bonus objectives (Level 7).
Assault Dol Guldur 30 points Complete Good Dol Guldur with all bonus objectives. (Level 8).
Destroy Lothlorien 5 points Complete Evil Lorien with all bonus objectives (Level 1).
Demolish the Grey Havens 5 points Complete Evil Grey Havens with all bonus objectives (Level 2).
Scour the Shire 10 points Complete Evil Shire with all bonus objectives (Level 3).
Ravage Fornost 10 points Complete Evil Fornost with all bonus objectives (Level 4).
Commandeer the Old Forest Road 10 points Complete Evil Mirkwood with all bonus objectives (Level 5).
The Dragons of Withered Heath 15 points Complete Evil Withered Heath with all bonus objectives (Level 6).
Pillage Erebor 20 points Complete Evil Erebor with all bonus objectives (Level 7).
Crush Rivendell 30 points Complete Evil Rivendell with all bonus objectives (Level 8).
Istari Power 5 points Purchase first player power.
Captains of the West 25 points Complete the Good Campaign.
Cover the Lands in Darkness  25 points Complete the Evil Campaign.
Servant of the Secret Fire 80 points Complete the Good Campaign without a Hero dying.
Servant of the Shadow 80 points Complete the Evil Campaign without a Hero dying.
Sergeant 15 points Win one Versus game.
King of the Hill! 15 points Win one King of the Hill game.
Capture and Hold 15 points Win one Capture and Hold game.
Middle-earth Financier 15 points Win one Resource Race game.
My Heroes!!!! 15 points Win one Hero Vs Hero game.
General 30 points Win 10 Versus games.
King of Kings 30 points Win 10 King of the Hill games.
Capture them all!!! 30 points Win 10 Capture and Hold games.
Entrepreneur of Middle-earth  30 points Win 10 Resource Race games.
My Heroes are better than yours 30 points Win 10 Hero Vs Hero games.
Good Practice 5 points Win one Single Player Skirmish game.
The Hobbit and the Troll 50 points Win a game against someone 20 places higher than you.
In need of a lesson 0 points Lose 10 Multiplayer matches in a row.
Try a tutorial 0 points Lose to someone ranked 20 places below you.