Rift will be getting a significant update today with the deployment of the v3.7 Summer Solstice patch. Several souls have undergone big changes and will be released today, including the Warrior-Warlord, Primalist-Berserker, Cleric-Druid and Mage-Elementalist.
New players will now be automatically entered into a Starter Guild based on server and faction when first entering the game. Starter Guilds start and remain at level 5 and can be found in the Guild Finder.
In addition, Summerfest makes its return starting Thursday, July 14th. The annual event will feature new items and customizations, new artifacts, pinatas and much more.
You can read the full update notes on the Rift site.