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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

  • 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, 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, 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 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 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
  • Scott Hartsman Wraps Up Beta 2

    Trion Worlds COO Scott Hartsman has posted a wrap up of the Rift Beta 2 event held this past weekend. Hartsman starts off with a fluffy bunny scenario with players frolicking in the wilds of Telara when the world exploded around them. He then goes on to detail how, rather than tell the epic story of Telara in cutscenes, gamers actually get to play through the story in the form of dynamic events.

    Reported on Dec 22, 2010
  • Defiant & Guardian Videos

    The Rift development team has a little Yuletide surprise for its fans: A pair of cinematic videos featuring the Guardian and Defiant factions. These are the videos that players will see immediately after character creation and just prior to entering the starter area for their chosen faction. Check them out by clicking the images below. Enjoy!

    Reported on Dec 21, 2010
  • A Sitdown with the Raid and Instance Team

    The team over at sits down with Berenger Fish, Adam Hetenyi and Billy Shaughnessy to discuss some of the features of the Instances and Raids available in the upcoming MMORPG, RIFT.

    Reported on Dec 19, 2010
  • Crypt of the March Wardens Screens & Lore

    Rift devs have released several screenshots, a piece of concept art and lore behind the Crypt of the March Wardens near Freemarch. The crypt was the peaceful resting place of the protectors of the area until the Rifts came. The Endless Court has come to plunder the tombs, not of riches, but of the bodies of the fallen March Wardens.

    Reported on Dec 16, 2010
  • Australian Distributor Named

    Trion Worlds and Rift devs have announced that a new deal has been inked with QV Software. Under the agreement, QV Software will distribute Rift in Australia and New Zealand.

    Reported on Dec 15, 2010
  • VIP Code Giveaway - Grab Your Key! and Trion Worlds have partnered to give away another 100 VIP codes for Rift: Planes of Telara.

    Reported on Dec 13, 2010
  • VIP Code Giveaway Later Today and Trion Worlds have partnered to give away another 100 VIP codes for Rift: Planes of Telara. Be sure to check back later today for the giveaway!

    Reported on Dec 13, 2010
  • Remembering History

    Trion Worlds has provided readers with a real treat this week in the form of a brand new Rift lore piece called Defiant to the End: Remembering History. It's a terrific read complete with several never-before-seen screenshots. Sit back, get comfortable and enjoy the story.

    Reported on Dec 10, 2010
  • Escape from Gloamwood Pines

    The Rift site has been updated with the continuing story, "The Boar Spear". Part Three is entitled "Escape from Gloamwood Pines" and follows Hugo as he attempts to leave Gloamwood Village and enter the haunted woods alive.

    Reported on Dec 10, 2010