Trion Worlds has announced the release of Rift v2.8, Madness Wakes. This update introduces the players to the storyline that will ultimately lead to the release of the expansion "Nightmare Tide". To celebrate the Madness Wakes update, the Rift team has a brand new video to show off some of what players can expect, including the Pyromancer reimagined and the first epic dungeon leading up to v3.0.
New Dungeon: Nightmare Coast
On the outskirts of Fortune’s Shore, Hydal Ithral and his coven of Mindshapers are gathering the nightmares of sleeping Telarans. Tapping the power of the Plane of Water, they imbue these otherwise harmless phantoms with terrifying corporeality and unified purpose: the destruction of their dreaming creators.
To purge the Nightmare Coast, you must battle past Ithral and the risen shade of one of RIFT’s most feared (and tentacled) evils. Beyond waits Dalraak, the leader of a cult of lunatic warriors who toil to complete a bridge between Telara and the Plane of Water. Defeat them to unlock an all-important encounter with the Lord of Nightmares … and dreams you’d rather repress!
Find out more about the update on the Rift site.