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Sponsored Multicore Support & You

Rift developers have been hard at work to bring more modern technology into the game, particularly in the form of support for multicore machines. The new feature is currently in beta testing and will be heading into the game soon. Find out why it's an important step for Rift.

New Mage Soul - The Arbiter

Trion Worlds is anxious to introduce Rift players to the Arbiter – a Mage tank who weaves wind, lightning, and ice into defensive abilities on par with the best in Telara. Check out the lore behind The Arbiter and then let us know what you think in the comments.

New Rogue Soul Revealed - The Physician

With the 2.7 update, Rift will see several new souls arrive that will expand the game exponentially for players. We have teamed up with Trion to bring our readers the first-ever information about one of the new souls headed into Rift. Read on to meet the Physician, a main-healing Soul for Rogues!

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!

Crucia Lore Revealed

Trion Worlds has partnered with MMORPG.com to give our readers the first Rift lore behind Crucia, her minions and how they are readying themselves for ... something? Keep reading to see what can be learned about Crucia.


MMORPG.com has partnered with Trion Worlds to bring our readers new lore behind Laethys. We have a terrific story about this "Lord of the Ogres" and her quest for gold and power. Read on!

Maelforge Rising

MMORPG.com has partnered with Trion Worlds to bring our readers an exclusive lore piece behind one of Rift's gods of the Infernal Dawn, Maelforge. Read on to see why Maelforge hates humanity so and what, just maybe, the future holds for this denizen of the Plane of Fire.

The Lore of Fae Yule

Rift took top honors as Game of the Year at MMORPG.com. There were many reasons for this not the least of which is Trion Worlds' commitment to lore and to constant updates to the game over the last ten months. Today we take a look at the lore behind the current Fae Yule event. Check it out!

Developer Column – How We Got Here

In a brand new column, MMORPG.com has partnered with Trion Worlds and the Rift development team to bring you an inside look at how the year's most successful MMO came to be where it is, where it's going in the future and other insider info from Design Director Hal Hanlin. Treat yourself to Hal's first column and let us know what you think in the comments.

Thontic - The God of the Sea

In an exclusive lore reveal this week, the fine folks at Trion bring us a look at Thontic: Telara's God of the Sea. Epic in size and power, Thontic is not a being to be trifled with.

The Endless Court

One of the most prominent enemy factions in Rift is the Endless Court. Throughout the game, these dark souls make their appearance as they strive to bring Regulos back to Telara. MMORPG.com has partnered with Trion Worlds to bring you an exclusive look at the Endless Court, who they are, where they've come from and what they want. Check out the lore behind the Endless Court and some brand new screens.

The Stonefield Massacre, Part 1

In the fourth installment of our continuing Rift story, "Defiant to the End", the party has arrived at Stonefield, a rocky, mountainous location. Nestled within the area is the small hamlet of Quarrystone but nearing it has revealed sinister happenings. Read on in our exclusive Rift lore piece, "Defiant to the End: The Stonefield Massacre, Part 1".

Defiant to the End

Today, MMORPG.com is pleased to announced the first in a series of articles exploring the lore behind Trion Worlds' Rift: Planes of Telara. The first article is called "Defiant to the End: Death Comes for Me" and is a great read. We've also scored three never-before-seen screenshots for your viewing pleasure. Keep reading!

Death Rifts: A Rot Upon the Land

Death rifts are the subject of a new lore article from the Rift: Planes of Telara development team. Death rifts are gateways to the planes of doom where the spectres, mummies and lichs wander hopelessly. Find out more about these blighted planes and the dangers that await the unwary.

Asha Catari - The Rift Walker

In the latest developer journal from the Rift: Planes of Telara team, Rift Walker Asha Catari is profiled. Asha is the founder of the Defiants faction and has a fascinating story behind her. Read on!