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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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  • 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
  • Korean Version Shutting Down

    According to, Trion Worlds is shutting Rift's Korean service down on April 25th. According to the report, Rift could not keep pace with Diablo III and Blade & Soul enough to make a profitable inroad into the Korean market.

    Reported on Mar 27, 2013
  • Try Storm Legion for Five Days Free

    Trion Worlds is offering subscribers and former subscribers a chance to try out the Rift: Storm Legion expansion from March 21st-25th. All players will also be able to take part in Rift's second anniversary fete, Carnival of the Ascended.

    Reported on Mar 18, 2013
  • Hal Hanlin Departs for Zynga

    Trion Worlds' Hal Hanlin has, according to his Facebook page, left Trion Worlds and is now the Lead Producer at social games giant, Zynga. Hanlin had worked for Trion Worlds since 2008.

    Reported on Mar 04, 2013
  • Carnival of the Ascended Makes a Return

    The latest updated to Trion Worlds' Rift has been applied and will feature a return of the annual Carnival of the Ascended. In addition, players can look forward to extra Planar Attunement tiers, new collectibles, a new PvP warfront, new items and more. Check out the trailer for more!

    Reported on Feb 27, 2013
  • Scott Hartsman Leaving Trion Worlds

    In the latest Rift Year Two State of the Game letter, Scott Hartsman has announced that he is leaving Trion Worlds. According to the post, Hartsman indicated that he will still be playing Rift but does not indicate where he is going post-Trion.

    Reported on Jan 22, 2013
  • Dimensions with Hal Hanlin

    Echoing the mighty artist educator, Bob Ross ("just a happy little tree..."), Rift's Hal Hanlin takes viewers through the process of decorating their own dimension, each player's own little corner of Telara. Check it out and then go put some happy little [insert item name] in YOUR dimension!

    Reported on Jan 22, 2013
  • Introducing the 'Joy of Dimensions' Contest

    Dimensions are Trion Worlds' way of giving Rift players their own little piece of Telara and with the amazing ability to decorate that space nearly limitlessly. To give players a chance to show off their architectural skills, the team is introducing the "Joy of Dimensions" contest to our readers first! Read the details, then get designing!

    Reported on Jan 20, 2013
  • Endless Eclipse Live Stream TODAY!

    Rift devs will be hosting a special live stream event later today to shine the spotlight on the new 20-player raid, Endless Eclipse. The event is slated to kick off at 1:30 p.m. PST (4:30 p.m. EST). Be sure to check it out!

    Reported on Jan 11, 2013
  • Storm Legion is a Winner

    Rift: Storm Legion hit the stage last month and, since that time, we've been chronicling our adventures through the first expansion. See how Storm Legion fares in our official review. Played Storm Legion? Leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Dec 13, 2012
  • Dev Team Rocked By Layoffs

    Gamasutra is reporting that several affected persons have been in contact indicating that Trion Worlds is undergoing "staff reductions". Most notably, sources indicate that the Rift team has been hit hard.

    Reported on Dec 11, 2012
  • Taking on Regulos in v2.1

    Trion Worlds has released a new trailer to show off the upcoming Rift raid that pits players against Telara's arch nemesis, Regulos himself. Check it out to see what players will run into in the new Eternal Eclipse 20-person raid. Enjoy!

    Reported on Dec 10, 2012
  • New Raid, Fae Yule & a New Chronicle Incoming

    Trion Worlds has announced that December 12th will bring a trio of new features into Rift. The annual Fae Yule event will kick off, a new Chronicle will arrive and players will be able to take part in a 20-person raid to take on Regulos himself.

    Reported on Dec 06, 2012
  • Storm Legion Review In Progress Part 4

    Today marks the final installment of our Rift: Storm Legion review in progress. Next week, we'll give our final and official review to our readers but, in the meantime, this week, we check out the new souls added when the expansion went live. Read on and then let us know what you think in the comments.

    Reported on Dec 05, 2012
  • Storm Legion Review In Progress Part 3

    We are working our way to our final review of the first Rift expansion, Storm Legion. We offer our third installment of our Review in Progress series, this time focusing bugs, customer service, dungeons and more. See what you think before leaving a comment or two.

    Reported on Nov 28, 2012
  • Storm Legion Review In Progress Part 2

    Rift: Storm Legion has been out for awhile now and we are working our way through a series of articles that will culminate in our final and official review of the first expansion. Check it out and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Nov 21, 2012
  • Storm Legion Arrives

    Rift players will be happy to note that today marks the official launch of the Storm Legion expansion. The new content nearly triples the size of Telara and brings new souls and much more into the award-winning game.

    Reported on Nov 13, 2012
  • Storm Legion Review In Progress - Part 1

    Rift is expanding in a big way with Storm Legion, an addition that will bring new souls, new zones, and much more into the game. We will be discussing some of our thoughts about Storm Legion over the next couple of weeks before giving it our final and official review. See what we have to say this week and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Nov 13, 2012