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Rift (Rift)
Trion Worlds | Official Site
MMORPG | Genre:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 03/01/11)  | Pub:Trion Worlds
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download | Retail Price:Free | Pay Type:Free | Monthly Fee:Free
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Rift News

Latest Headlines for Rift

  • Introducing the Liberator - A Raid Healing Warrior

    Over the next four weeks, Trion will be revealing four brand new souls for Rift's 2.7 Update. We're pleased to exclusively bring you the first: The Liberator, a Raid-Healing Warrior.

    Reported on Mar 05, 2014
  • Steppes of Infinity Conquest Slated for Friday

    The Rift forums have been updated with a notice that PvP players wishing to participate in a new "Steppes of Infinity" Conquest event. During the event, players will meet at the Forts and work to collect (read: steal) the other team's stones and transport them back home. Once the kill count reaches 1,750, the race is on to beat the timer as the winner to collect newly minted loot.

    Reported on Mar 04, 2014
  • The Long-Term Impact of F2P

    When RIFT first launched, the idea of going free-to-play seemed like anathema to its design. Former Executive Producer and current Trion Worlds CEO, Scott Hartsman, made it clear that F2P was not something in the cards in the year of its launch. And yet, with the changing tide of the MMO industry, RIFT made the jump and officially dropped its subscription fee last year. MMO fans are again asking the question: How sustainable is free-to-play in the long-term?

    Reported on Feb 27, 2014
  • Premium Mounts Going Account Wide

    Trion Worlds has announced that all of Rift's premium mounts will now be available to all characters on a player's account. To celebrate the big change, all Rift mounts will be on sale from today through February 23rd at a hefty 25% off.

    Reported on Feb 21, 2014
  • Everything You Need to Know About Patch 2.6

    This week heralds the arrival of a brand new patch filled to the brim with free new content. Several members of the press were treated to an exclusive preview of all that patch 2.6 has to offer. There are some surprises in store and some deeper systems than we first expected and almost all of it ties into dimension and artifacts. Follow us after the break to find out why now is the perfect time to give RIFT a re-visit, especially if you want to be prepared for 3.0. Read on for more.

    Reported on Feb 13, 2014
  • Golden Age of Dimensions Dawns

    The Rift v2.6, "Dream Weaver" update is now live across all servers. The update brings the new Dream Weaver profession into the game, a profession that allows crafters to make Dimension-specific items. Dimensions are Rift's version of housing. In addition, the Valentine's themed "Love-Bug" event has also rolled out.

    Reported on Feb 12, 2014
  • Next Update to Feature New Dream Weaver Profession

    February 12th, Rift players will have a lot of new content to explore with the arrival of the latest update that, most significantly, will include the Dream Weaver crafting profession. Dream Weaver is the new profession that allows players to craft custom items for the in-game housing system or "dimensions".

    Reported on Feb 05, 2014
  • How Dream Weaving Could Make You Rich

    Artifact hunting. Who doesn't love it? There is something thrilling about spotting the glimmer of the artifact's worldly star, even if you have no interest in completing collections or lucky coins. RIFT's 2.6 update has something special for artifact hunters, especially if they also love dimensions. And let's be honest, who doesn't? Today we're talking Dream Weaving, the new profession combining RIFT's two unlikeliest systems into a powerful blend that improves both. Ready? Let's dig in.

    Reported on Jan 30, 2014
  • Enhance Your Dimension as a Dream Weaver

    Trion Worlds has updated the Rift site with details about the forthcoming new profession, the Dream Weaver. The DW is definitely all about Dimensions, Rift's version of player housing. Dream Weavers can craft special items, effects, lighting, and much more to enhance player Dimensions. DWs will hit live service in the next update along with fifteen new Dimensions to try out.

    Reported on Jan 24, 2014
  • 5 Things RIFT MUST Do in 2014

    Welcome back to Tripping the RIFT, MMORPG's bi-weekly column dedicated to Trion World's, RIFT. It's been a while and we've spent that time plumbing the depths of Telara to bring you the premiere column on all things ascended. This week we're looking ahead into 2014 and bringing you the five things RIFT must do to have a successful new year. Grab your foci, boys and girls, because the first wave is about to begin.

    Reported on Jan 15, 2014
  • Trion Hints at Forthcoming PvP Dimensions

    While not on the radar for release in the near future, the Trion team is working on PvP dimensions for Rift. According to a short post on the Rift Junkies forums, the new PvP dimensions are in a very basic state of development and players are given a slight bit of information as to how, at least at this point, they will work.

    Reported on Jan 03, 2014
  • 'We're Listening'

    The latest State of the Game letter has been published on the Rift site. In it, Bill Fisher indicates that the team is listening to its community, and working to respond to the wishes they present. Fisher also drops a few hints about what might be coming in the future when Rift 3.0 drops.

    Reported on Nov 12, 2013
  • Trion's Spectacular Week

    Trion Worlds has released some great data from last week that indicates a strong resurgence of both Defiance and Rift. Many of the gains came as Rift returned to Steam and the company offered substantial in-game rewards to new and returning players.

    Reported on Nov 07, 2013
  • Update 2.5 "Songs of Dreams" Released

    RIFT update 2.5 "Songs of Dreams" is now live. Song of Dreams adds a new underwater saga for players to tackle along with a new level 60 dungeon, Chronicle, or Sliver each week on the run up to the game's annual Fae Yule event.

    Reported on Nov 06, 2013
  • Marathon to Benefit Children's Miracle Network

    The Rift and Defiance teams have big plans for the weekend with a 25-hour marathon that will benefit the Children's Miracle Network. During the marathon, attendees and those who join up will score some great in-game swag in both of Trion's games.

    Reported on Nov 01, 2013
  • Song of Dreams Coming November 6th

    The next Rift update is called "Song of Dreams". We don't know much about it other than it will be arriving on servers on November 6th. The team has plans for a blog to detail the update and we'll keep you posted when it is published.

    Reported on Oct 31, 2013
  • Steam-Specific Packages Detailed

    To celebrate Rift's arrival back on Valve's Steam client, Trion Worlds is offering players several enticing packages of goodies for very reasonable prices.

    Reported on Oct 29, 2013
  • We, Too, Are Saddened by the Shutdown of Rift in Russia...

    Trion Worlds has released an official statement with regard to last week's announcement that Rift's Russian publisher would be shutting down the game.

    Reported on Oct 28, 2013
  • Week Long Promotion Gives Players Big Bonuses

    Both Rift and Defiance players will want to check into the games this week as Trion is celebrating Games Week. The promotions are in celebration of Rift's return to Steam and it's the players who benefit.

    Reported on Oct 28, 2013
  • Russian Version Closing

    According to Massively, the Russian version of Rift will be closing its doors due to "Trion's refusal to provide a localized version of the game". Strangely enough, the shut down will happen the same day as the announcement, namely today.

    Reported on Oct 25, 2013
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