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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

  • 'We're Listening'

    The latest State of the Game letter has been published on the Rift site. In it, Bill Fisher indicates that the team is listening to its community, and working to respond to the wishes they present. Fisher also drops a few hints about what might be coming in the future when Rift 3.0 drops.

    Reported on Nov 12, 2013
  • Trion's Spectacular Week

    Trion Worlds has released some great data from last week that indicates a strong resurgence of both Defiance and Rift. Many of the gains came as Rift returned to Steam and the company offered substantial in-game rewards to new and returning players.

    Reported on Nov 07, 2013
  • Update 2.5 "Songs of Dreams" Released

    RIFT update 2.5 "Songs of Dreams" is now live. Song of Dreams adds a new underwater saga for players to tackle along with a new level 60 dungeon, Chronicle, or Sliver each week on the run up to the game's annual Fae Yule event.

    Reported on Nov 06, 2013
  • Marathon to Benefit Children's Miracle Network

    The Rift and Defiance teams have big plans for the weekend with a 25-hour marathon that will benefit the Children's Miracle Network. During the marathon, attendees and those who join up will score some great in-game swag in both of Trion's games.

    Reported on Nov 01, 2013
  • Song of Dreams Coming November 6th

    The next Rift update is called "Song of Dreams". We don't know much about it other than it will be arriving on servers on November 6th. The team has plans for a blog to detail the update and we'll keep you posted when it is published.

    Reported on Oct 31, 2013
  • Steam-Specific Packages Detailed

    To celebrate Rift's arrival back on Valve's Steam client, Trion Worlds is offering players several enticing packages of goodies for very reasonable prices.

    Reported on Oct 29, 2013
  • We, Too, Are Saddened by the Shutdown of Rift in Russia...

    Trion Worlds has released an official statement with regard to last week's announcement that Rift's Russian publisher would be shutting down the game.

    Reported on Oct 28, 2013
  • Week Long Promotion Gives Players Big Bonuses

    Both Rift and Defiance players will want to check into the games this week as Trion is celebrating Games Week. The promotions are in celebration of Rift's return to Steam and it's the players who benefit.

    Reported on Oct 28, 2013
  • Russian Version Closing

    According to Massively, the Russian version of Rift will be closing its doors due to "Trion's refusal to provide a localized version of the game". Strangely enough, the shut down will happen the same day as the announcement, namely today.

    Reported on Oct 25, 2013
  • Inactive Character? Better Check Your Email

    Trion Worlds has sent out an email as well as posted on the official Rift forums, that players with inactive characters will have their names cleared to make room for incoming players as server merges commence.

    Reported on Oct 19, 2013
  • Server Unification Beginning Next Week

    The latest developer blog from the Trion Worlds team has cropped up on the Rift site. In it, devs speak to next week's server unification process, where regional servers will be created to make the game more robust for players looking for larger populations.

    Reported on Oct 15, 2013
  • 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 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, 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 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