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Rift (Rift)
Trion Worlds | Official Site
MMORPG | Setting: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

  • Create a Warrior Video

    The Rift team has created a video to highlight all of the different ways to configure a warrior. Whether it's as a tank or a PvP dynamo, there's a build for every need.

    Reported on Jan 14, 2011
  • Champion of the Guardians Lore

    The Rift development team has published a new lore piece about Cyril Kalmar, Champion of the Guardians. Kalmar is the larger-than-life figure prominently featured in several of the Rift videos. The lore piece gives background information about Kalmar and how he came to be in the position he occupies in Guardian history.

    Reported on Jan 13, 2011
  • Next Beta Event Begins Jan. 25th

    Trion Worlds and the Rift development team have announced that the next closed beta event will begin on Tuesday, January 25th and will run through Friday, January 28th. Called "Battle of the Ascended", the event will see the level cap rise to 30 and the inclusion of the Scarlet Gorge zone and the opening of the Foul Cascade dungeon.

    Reported on Jan 12, 2011
  • Scarwood Reach Reveal

    The Rift development team and Trion Worlds have sent out screens and lore behind the Scarwood Reach zone. Scarwood Reach. As always, the team has produced a terrific piece of background lore and have sent out several gorgeous screenshots showing off the zone's look.

    Reported on Jan 10, 2011
  • The Righteous Justicar

    Trion Worlds and the Rift development team have partnered with MMORPG.com to bring you a continuing lore series. This week is the final episode of "Defiant to the End" and is subtitled "The Righteous Justicar". It's an action-packed story that comes with exclusive screenshots. Read on!

    Reported on Jan 07, 2011
  • The Codex Warfront Added to Event

    Trion Worlds and the Rift development team have announced that a second warfront PvP map will be added to this weekend's beta event. Called The Codex, the map features various control points in a domination style PvP experience. In addition to The Codex, players will also be able to play on the Black Garden map. Rift devs have also announced that an English language European server has been added to the server list.

    Reported on Jan 07, 2011
  • Pre-Order FAQ Posted

    The Rift community forums have been updated with a short but important FAQ with regard to pre-ordering the game scheduled to be released on March 1st. The FAQ gives step-by-step instructions on how to apply your pre-order information if ordering from an outside retailer.

    Reported on Jan 05, 2011
  • Release Date Confirmed

    Trion Worlds has sent out official word that the release date for Rift is March 1st in North America and March 4th in Europe. Included for people preordering the game is a 'head start' program that will begin on February 24th. The Collector's Edition and Standard Edition can be preordered from a variety of online and local retail locations.

    Reported on Jan 04, 2011
  • RUMOR: Release on March 1st?

    Amazon.com is now listing both the standard and the collector's editions of Rift along with the release date of March 1, 2011. While retail release dates are notoriously unreliable, Amazon has been more accurate than most and the timing seems to fit the beta phases currently underway. We'll keep you posted as to any official word we receive.

    Reported on Jan 04, 2011
  • Runic Descent

    Trion Worlds and the Rift development team have released screens and lore behind Runic Descent. The area is a corrupted glade outside of the dwarf stronghold of Hammerknell. After the dwarves descended into the ground and sealed the entrance, Fae took over the glade but were subsequently corrupted by the tainted magic of Regulos. Check out the screens in our Rift gallery and a bit of lore below.

    Reported on Jan 04, 2011
  • Beta 4 Announced

    Trion Worlds and the Rift development team have announced that the fourth beta event will begin on January 7th with a level cap increase to 25 and the opening of the PvP 'Warfront' maps. In addition, players participating in the beta event will have the opportunity to win a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460.

    Reported on Jan 03, 2011
  • New Comic Set to Hit Stands

    The fourth comic book based on the Rift world of Telara is set to hit newsstands in the very near future. The Trion Worlds team has released the cover artwork for Rift #4. Check it out and then head to a local comic shop to grab your copy.

    Reported on Dec 30, 2010
  • Freemarch Profiled

    Trion Worlds and the Rift development team have released lore, concept art and screens from the Defiant zone called Freemarch. We've updated our screenshot gallery with all of the new images and even have a bit of lore as well.

    Reported on Dec 30, 2010
  • David Reid Interview

    Recently, MMORPG.com Industry Relations Manager Garrett Fuller had the opportunity to sit down David Reid, Senior Vice President of Publishing and publishing at Trion. The two spent time discussing some of the marketing aspects that Trion is using or plans to use to bring Rift to as wide an audience as possible. Read on and then comment below.

    Reported on Dec 29, 2010
  • Collector's Edition Detailed

    Trion Worlds and the Rift development team have detailed the contents of the collector's edition of the game, available when it's released. Some of the cool contents include an in-game mount, a Wastrel pet, an 8Gb flash drive with the Rift logo and more.

    Reported on Dec 28, 2010
  • Four Souls Revealed

    The official Rift site has been updated with information about four new souls that players can choose from in their journey through Telara. Riftblades (warrior), Marksman (rogue), Necromancers and Wardens all have strengths and weakness detailed as well as a piece of lore attached.

    Reported on Dec 27, 2010
  • Working As Intended

    With the NDA lifted on Rift, MMORPG.com columnist Bill Murphy wrote a preview of his experiences in Telara. Reading the comments after, however, set Bill to wondering why it is that folks are surprised by what they've read from writers and fans across the web. What exactly is it that was expected and were those expectations misplaced? Check out Bill's thoughts and then let us know what you're thinking in the comments below.

    Reported on Dec 23, 2010
  • Next Beta Event Dec. 28th

    Trion Worlds and the Rift development team have announced that the next beta event will be held from Tuesday, December 28th through Friday, December 31st. This time, event participants will be able to log as either the Defiant or Guardian faction and will be able to play through the first 20 levels of the game.

    Reported on Dec 22, 2010
  • Scott Hartsman Interview

    MMORPG.com Community Manager Mike Bitton recently had the opportunity to sit down with Trion Worlds CCO Scott Hartsman to talk about the company's inaugural title, Rift. Check out our exclusive interview and then let us know what you think!

    Reported on Dec 22, 2010
  • Preview

    MMORPG.com columnist Bill Murphy has spent some time with Rift. Bill gives our readers a look at the game and offers a few thoughts about his experiences in Telara. Check them out and then let us know what you think in the comments section below.

    Reported on Dec 21, 2010