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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

  • Autumn Harvest Returns on October 17th

    Announced on the official Rift site, the fan-favorite Autumn Harvest event returns on October 17th for 2013. Read on for details.

    Reported on Oct 10, 2013
  • Beyond Infinity Launched

    Trion Worlds has announced that the latest game update to Rift has launched as of today, Wednesday, September 18th. Called "Beyond Infinity", the update brings a host of new content and several new features into the critically acclaimed MMO.

    Reported on Sep 18, 2013
  • Beyond Infinity - Something For Everyone

    Rift's 2.4 patch, Beyond Infinity, will launch soon with enough content to make even the biggest curmudgeon sit up and take notice. We have a great preview to share to spotlight all the great things coming to Rift. Read on before telling us what caught your eye in the comments.

    Reported on Sep 12, 2013
  • The Nightmare of the Fae

    Trion Worlds has teamed up with MMORPG.com to bring our readers the next piece of Rift lore. In this story, Atrophinius dreams of Telara shrouded in darkness. Read this exclusive lore piece and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Aug 26, 2013
  • Player Counts Rise Since F2P Conversion

    According to a new report at GamesIndustry.biz, Trion Worlds has announced that Rift player numbers are significantly higher since the game's conversion from a subscription title to a F2P title. In addition, sales are up according to the report.

    Reported on Aug 20, 2013
  • Hartsman Returns to Trion as CEO

    In probably the best-kept secret in the industry, Trion Worlds has announced that Scott Hartsman is the new Chief Executive Officer. Hartsman is returning to Trion where he most recently served as the company's Chief Creative Officer and oversaw the launch of the critically acclaimed and highly successful game Rift.

    Reported on Aug 08, 2013
  • Bill Fisher on F2P and Beyond

    Welcome back to Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition! This week we're joined by the Creative Director on RIFT, Mr. Bill "Daglar" Fisher, for an open discussion of the game's F2P future. We pull from reader submitted questions to talk about version 3.0, souls, PvP, conquest, player-made warfronts, dimensions, the Storm Legion leveling experience, F2P success, and much more. Thanks to the readers for submitting their inquiries and to Bill for answering them!

    Reported on Jul 15, 2013
  • Player Made Warfronts Coming Soon?

    This week, RIFT's Creative Director, Bill Fisher, joined the MMORPG.com podcast to discuss the recent transition to free-to-play and answer a series of reader-submitted questions. In discussing the dimension system, Bill dropped a bombshell: the next addition to dimensions may be player-made warfronts.

    Reported on Jul 15, 2013
  • Raptr Announces Most Played Games for June

    Raptr has announced the most played games according to its data for June 2013. Rift tops the list of all games played during the month followed by #2 League of Legends, #5 World of Warcraft, #15 Guild Wars 2. Neverwinter, SWTOR and Defiance, all featured in May, dropped out of the Top 20 on Raptr.

    Reported on Jul 11, 2013
  • Looking for Your Questions!

    This Thursday, July 11th at 3:30pm EDT, the Game On crew will be interviewing Bill about the recent F2P transition and the game's future content. With that in mind, we want to ask the questions that burn in your mind. Leave us a comment with your questions!

    Reported on Jul 08, 2013
  • Returning to RIFT

    Now that Rift has officially hit free to play, it's only natural that our very own Tourist will once again darken Telara's doorways. See what he thinks of the new iteration before telling us of your experiences in Rift in the comments.

    Reported on Jul 04, 2013
  • Hitting Its Stride in F2P

    Rift has been officially free to play for a couple of weeks now. We've been playing the game as a F2Per and have some first impressions to offer up about our time in Rift. See what we think and then leave your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Jun 30, 2013
  • v2.3: Empyreal Assault Brings F2P Action

    With the latest update to Rift, players can now enjoy the game for free. Empyreal Assault brings the new Dendrome zone, a ten-player raid, a new Chronicle, open-world raid bosses, game performance improvements, and more.

    Reported on Jun 12, 2013
  • Empyreal Assault Detailed

    As the approach of Rift's free to play iteration approaches, Trion Worlds has revealed new information about the Empyreal Assault update that will greet players beginning June 12th.

    Reported on Jun 05, 2013
  • Developer Blog Details REX System

    REX, or Rift Exchange, is the currency that Rift players will use to purchase items from the in-game shop. In a new developer blog, Trion's Bill Fisher gives the inside scoop as to how REX will work and how F2P customers can earn REX without ever spending a dime.

    Reported on May 29, 2013
  • Loyalty Rewards Program Detailed

    Bill Fisher has posted a new developer diary on the official Rift site to lay out the details for the upcoming Loyalty Rewards program that will arrive with the game's F2P iteration. Philosophically, the program is very similary to Veteran's Rewards but tailored for the new version of Rift.

    Reported on May 22, 2013
  • Game On - Rift F2P Special

    Welcome to another episode of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition! This week we're joined by Liore of RIFT Junkies, the Herding Cats blog, and Cat Context podcast for our RIFT F2P Special! Each of the hosts has a long history with the game and an extensive knowledge of the community that loves it. Join us as we talk about the big announcement and what it might mean for the future of the game!

    Reported on May 20, 2013
  • Loving Rift's Shift

    In this week's Devil's Advocate, Victor takes a look at the recent F2P announcement from Trion Worlds' Rift and why it's a good thing all around for everyone.

    Reported on May 17, 2013
  • Going Free to Play June 12th

    Trion Worlds is ready to rock the MMO-niverse with today's announcement that Rift is officially going free to play with no restrictions, no pay gates, nothing that bars a player from experiencing the game in its totality. We caught up to Creative Director Bill Fisher to find out more. Rock your world and then head to the comments with your reactions.

    Reported on May 13, 2013
  • You Heard It Right - Rift is Going F2P

    Trion Worlds has announced that Rift will be going free to play beginning June 12, 2013. According to the press release, Trion has heard its community to bring about this momentous decision for Rift. Devs have indicated that no content or gear will be pay-gated and that players can level all the way to 60 with no restrictions.

    Reported on May 13, 2013