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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

  • Nightmare Tide Expansion Announced

    Trion Worlds has announced the next expansion for Rift. Called "Nightmare Tide", the expansion was detailed in the latest State of the Game letter. Players will be taken to the Plane of Water where they will find open zones, a new rift type, an increased level cap and more. Nightmare Tide is expected to launch later in 2014.

    Reported on Jun 25, 2014
  • What WildStar Means for Rift

    As players settle in for patch 2.7, the wider MMO world has been buzzing with the launch of Wildstar. All across Telara, players are talking about it, sharing their opinions, their jokes, and even their fears. Today we take a look at what Wildstar means for Rift and what players should expect.

    Reported on Jun 05, 2014
  • Examining the F2P Updates

    Since Scott Hartsman rejoined the team as CEO in August 2013, Trion Worlds has set about returning RIFT to its prior glory with regular, meaty content updates. What's changed since then is the business model. How do RIFT's updates stack up since the free-to-play conversion? What do they tell us about the state of the game and where Trion's focus is at? Join us as we answer these questions in this week's Tripping the Rift.

    Reported on May 22, 2014
  • Five Ideas Rift Needs to Borrow for Its Next Expansion

    Welcome back to Tripping the Rift, MMORPG's bi-weekly foray into the dimensionally-torn world of Telara. It's been three years since RIFT hit store shelves and a lot has changed since then. Games are richer than they've ever been. New mechanics and systems have risen to the forefront and become expectations of any new game vying for our attention. Join us as we look forward to 2.0 and the Five Ideas RIFT Should Crib for its Next Expansion.

    Reported on May 07, 2014
  • Binding of the Blood Update Now Live

    Rift has been updated with a rather large patch called "Binding of the Blood". The update brings four new souls, UI improvements and lots of new content for players to explore.

    Reported on May 07, 2014
  • Eyes on Endgame

    As our columnist once more approaches the end game, he casts his eyes to the options that lay ahead. What are the prospects for a new player hitting the level cap? And what does Bindings of Blood tells us about the state of RIFT as a whole? Join us as we explore the late game in Tripping the Rift: Eyes on Endgame.

    Reported on Apr 30, 2014
  • Bindings of Blood Readies the Beatdown for Players

    Yesterday Trion launched Rift's Bindings of Blood Tier 3 Raids, the brand new cutting edge (or bleeding) edge endgame content for Telara's most ardent PVE players. These brand new 20-person raids will test the willpower of even the most dedicated Rift raiders, as on the PTS not a single guild was able to fell the two big bosses: Greenscale and Akylios. Bill Fisher and his team are confident it'll be a different story on the live server, but players are always surprising them.

    Reported on Apr 17, 2014
  • PVP Dimensions Review

    Welcome back to Tripping the Rift! It's been a while readers but we're back to dive into all that's interesting in Telara. This week we're heading into hostile territory to take a look at the latest exciting addition to RIFT, PVP dimensions! Are they all they're chalked up to be? We'll let you know! Not sure where to begin? We've got you covered! Buckle in and prepare for murder, mayhem, and a weapons-belt full of new gadgets to play with.

    Reported on Apr 10, 2014
  • PvP Dimensions Tools Now Available

    Trion has sent word that Rift players can now start building their own PvP dimensions with the just-released tools. Players can get their hands on faction banners, kill zones, scoreboards and an ingenious things called invisible tiles and spheres that have the potential for all sorts of nefarious hijinks.

    Reported on Mar 28, 2014
  • There's Never Been A Better Time to Dive Back In

    I got a chance to sit down with Trion Worlds at GDC 2014 to look at the upcoming changes to Rift, and I'm happy to report that their flagship MMORPG is looking better than ever. With new souls coming out shortly and another expansion expected soon, the future for Rift is very promising.

    Reported on Mar 21, 2014
  • Four Videos Show New Souls In Action

    Rift player "SeatinManofLegends" has posted four new videos on his YouTube channel that show off ten plus minutes of footage for each of the new souls that will be forthcoming in the near future. You can check out the Physician, Arbiter, Oracle and Liberator.

    Reported on Mar 18, 2014
  • New Mage Soul - The Arbiter

    Trion Worlds is anxious to introduce Rift players to the Arbiter - a Mage tank who weaves wind, lightning, and ice into defensive abilities on par with the best in Telara. Check out the lore behind The Arbiter and then let us know what you think in the comments.

    Reported on Mar 14, 2014
  • New Rogue Soul Revealed - The Physician

    With the 2.7 update, Rift will see several new souls arrive that will expand the game exponentially for players. We have teamed up with Trion to bring our readers the first-ever information about one of the new souls headed into Rift. Read on to meet the Physician, a main-healing Soul for Rogues!

    Reported on Mar 12, 2014
  • Arbiter & Physician Souls Revealed

    During a Live Stream event last week, the Rift team revealed two more souls that will be coming into the game soon. Rogues will see the arrival of the healing-specific Physician and Mages will be able to choose the Mage tank Arbiter. As yet, not much is known about these two new souls but Trion has promised to reveal more in the coming days, according to Rift Junkies.

    Reported on Mar 10, 2014
  • The Oracle Revealed

    Massively has the first news about the second Rift soul coming in the next update. This time, the Oracle is profiled. The back story is revealed along with several screenshots to get players talking.

    Reported on Mar 06, 2014
  • 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