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Rift (Rift)
Trion Worlds | Play Now
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

  • PvE - PvP Activity Overlap

    The Rift team has posted a small preview of changes to be implemented when Beta Event #6 goes live on Friday, February 4th. Among other things, changes will be brought to bear to lessen the likelihood of griefing and blocking PvE player quest progression. In addition, Guard AI has been improved and quest camp guards have been buffed up considerably.

    Reported on Feb 03, 2011
  • Shyla & the Mathosian Empire

    Trion Worlds has sent out a handful of screens featuring the Mathosian Empire along with the reveal of "Shyla", grand lady of the High Elves. The tales from the "Mathosian Civil War" are detailed in the journal entries of Aedraxis Mathos as he chases his brother Zareph across Telara. Check out the screens in our Rift gallery along with a snippet of the lore.

    Reported on Feb 02, 2011
  • Beta 6 Dated

    Trion Worlds and the Rift dev team have announced that closed Beta Event #6 will commence on Friday, February 4th. Called "Planar War", players participating and assisting with closing a rift will be awarded planar rewards. In addition, those closing rifts will be entered in a drawing for an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460.

    Reported on Jan 31, 2011
  • Beta Event 5 Report

    Rift's fifth beta event closed this past Saturday with more players than ever participating, including's Bill Murphy. Bill has a terrific report on what he discovered in Beta Event 5 that you won't want to miss. Be sure to leave us your impressions in the comments below.

    Reported on Jan 31, 2011
  • Beta Key Grab Event! has received a large quantity of beta keys for Rift. If you still have not had a chance to get a key and try out this upcoming MMORPG title from Trion Worlds than this is your chance. There are still two beta test events remaining in February so get your key now!

    Reported on Jan 30, 2011
  • Pre-Order Now!

    Fresh on the heels of the success of Beta 5, the Rift team was proud to announce that the game is now available for pre-order in both Digital Standard and Digital Collector's Edition. Check out the details and let us know what you think!

    Reported on Jan 29, 2011
  • Beta 5 Extended

    According to a post on the Rift Facebook page, Beta 5 has been extended through Saturday, January 29th at 10:00 a.m. PST. Devs indicate that it's because everyone's having so much fun.

    Reported on Jan 27, 2011
  • Cinematic Trailer #2 Debuts

    Trion Worlds and the Rift development team have released a brand new cinematic trailer featuring a pair of Defiants chasing a Guardian. Seemingly outnumbered and beaten, the Guardian releases a Life rift from a necklace he wears. The battle that follows is epic. Check it out!

    Reported on Jan 26, 2011
  • Lantern Hook Dungeon Profiled

    Trion Worlds has published "The Fall of Lantern Hook," with lore, screens and information. Lantern Hook is a five-man dungeon in the Droughtlands zone of Telara. Players are transported to a nightmare alternate future where Telara succumbs to Maelforge, the dragon lord of the Fire Plane.

    Reported on Jan 25, 2011
  • Beta 5 Preview

    On the eve of the Rift Beta 5 event scheduled to begin on January 25th, Scott Hartsman has posted an extensive preview of what players can expect in the way of improvements, bug fixes, enhancements and more. One of the most significant pieces of information is the news that this beta event will feature twice the number of players as Beta 4 and that public grouping (PUGs) will be featured at the request of players in earlier beta events.

    Reported on Jan 24, 2011
  • Beta Sweepstakes - 500 Keys Up For Grabs! has been given another 500 keys to give to our community. With the first two "key grabs" we got a lot of feedback that they went to quick. So for more fairness this time we have setup a very quick 24 hour sweepstakes for the keys. Enter now and good luck!

    Reported on Jan 22, 2011
  • The Fallen Forest

    The people over at RIFT have released a write up over on their website on another Zone available in the game: Scarwood Reach! Check it out and let us know what you think in our forums.

    Reported on Jan 22, 2011
  • PvP Video Released

    Trion Worlds and the Rift development team have released a new trailer about PvP play in the game. The Rift team is interviewed and offer some insight into the various PvP activities that players can participate in. "But the real enemy - the most dangerous enemy - is your fellow player."

    Reported on Jan 21, 2011
  • Nvidia SLI Profile Added Community Manager Michael Bitton has discovered that the latest nVidia drivers include an SLI profile for Rift. As Mike says, "(This) doesn't apply to everyone but I'm sure fans like myself who run SLI rigs will be happy to hear about this."

    Reported on Jan 19, 2011
  • Mathosian Empire Revealed

    Another new lore piece has cropped up on the official Rift site. This time, developers flesh out the story behind the Mathosian Empire. The story gives a bit of background about who the inhabitants are and what their life is like.

    Reported on Jan 18, 2011
  • 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 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