Trion Worlds has announced that Rift v1.11, Tempest Rising, will be arriving on game servers soon. Tempest Rising is the official lead up to the expansion's release in November and will bring several big changes to Rift including a new world event and the overhauled Ascended Soul System.
RIFT 1.11: Tempest Rising sets in motion the furious tide of events building to the release of Storm Legion. Explore sweeping changes to Souls and Callings while a 4-phase World Event sows destruction across Mathosia. Be there for the entire upheaval, and prepare to face the Dragon of Air!
Find out more on the Rift site.