RIFT PvP Dimensions Now Available

Trion Worlds recently released a set of tools in the RIFT store that will allow players to turn their dimension into a PvP space. Get ready to battle other Ascended on your home turf!

RIFT Introduces New Soul: The Arbiter

RIFT will be introducing four new souls in its 2.7 Update. The final one to get a formal introduction is a defensive Mage tank soul: the Arbiter. Previous reveals include the Rogue: Physician, Warrior: Liberator and Cleric: Oracle souls.

Our Soul reveals conclude (for now!) with the Arbiter – a Mage tank who weaves wind, lightning, and ice into defensive abilities on par with the best in Telara.

RIFT Introduces New Soul: The Physician

RIFT will be introducing four new souls in its 2.7 Update. The third to get a formal introduction is a Rogue healing soul: the Physician. Previous reveals included the Warrior: Liberator and Cleric: Oracle souls.

The first new Souls since Storm Legion make landfall in RIFT 2.7, an update with expansion-level features that (among other things) enable characters from each Calling to play every role in the game!

Read on to meet the Physician, a main-healing Soul for Rogues, and stay tuned for a first look at the new Mage!

RIFT Introduces New Soul: The Oracle

RIFT will be introducing four new souls in its 2.7 Update. The second to get a formal introduction is a Cleric support soul: the Oracle.

The first new Souls since Storm Legion make landfall in RIFT 2.7, an update with expansion-level features that (among other things) enable characters from each Calling to play every role in the game!

Stay tuned this week and next for previews of each new Soul ahead of their PTS debut, and read on for a first look at the Oracle, our support specialist for Clerics, and check back next week for the Rogue and Mage reveals ahead of the Souls’ PTS debut (warrior reveal here).

RIFT Introduces New Soul: The Liberator

RIFT will be introducing four new souls in its 2.7 Update. The first to get a formal introduction is a Warrior soul: the Liberator. According to an early preview by MMORPG, this is a raid-healing Warrior.

The first new Souls since Storm Legion make landfall in RIFT 2.7, an update with expansion-level features that (among other things) enable characters from each Calling to play every role in the game!

Stay tuned this week and next for previews of each new Soul ahead of their PTS debut, and read on to meet the Liberator, a Warrior making waves across Telara for his arcane rites of … healing?

Rift: Patron Subscription Sale!

Trion has announced a fantastic sale on RIFT Patron subscriptions at the Trion Worlds Account Center. You can get an entire year of game perks, items, boosts – plus extra currency and a RIFT Store discount – all for $99.

To see the whole list of benefits, head on over to the RIFT Community Blog!

The Carnival of the Ascended Returns to RIFT!

The party is underway in Shimmersand, Tempest Bay, Meridian and Sanctum as the Carnival of the Ascended makes its rounds once again. This year it has been scaled back to a two week duration (down from a month last year) and the Wheel of Fate warfront has been removed. New companion collection achievements and a new mount has been added, and all our favorite carnival games have returned!

The Carnival of the Ascended runs through March 12, 2014. Check out our updated event guide over on Rifthead!

RIFT Update 2.6 to Launch Wednesday, February 12

Tucked into their favorite Dimensions, a new order of artisans forge wonders from the fabric of magic itself. Meanwhile, a dark faction stirs in the planes, drawing the attention of Crucia and pitching all of Telara toward war.

RIFT 2.6 introduces the new Dream Weaver crafting class and an Air Saga storyline following Crucia’s flight from Mathosia to Dusken and beyond. Hunt the Queen of Air after the events of Frozen Tempest and uncover rich rewards (including new bounties and unstable artifact sets) along the way!

Key features include:

12 Days: A Good Friend Questing With Me

On the first day of gaming, Trion gave to me, a good friend questing for free!

As gaming progresses, we move further and further away from the intimate, tightly knit setting that once existed. Even on consoles, split screen is seldom included, and multiplayer games tend to be very impersonal. Until early this year I forgot how much a gaming experience can be improved if you share it with a good friend. 

I've known my friend Callum since we were 8 years old, and we've been gaming together for almost as long. In grade 3 or 4 we played Runescape together, and followed it up with Guild Wars, Warcraft, Battlefield and StarCraft II to name a few. However, over the past year or so our time has been so divided with school and work, that neither of us really had an opportunity to play games together. Despite our lack of time, when we both had an opening in our schedules just before summer, we decided to get together and play some games.

Callum has two computers in his den, and we were deciding what to install before we started. Neither of us had played RIFT seriously before it went free to play, and we decided to give it a shot. The experience I had playing it with him was fantastic. I find it easy to forget how much more fun you have when you are playing with someone you genuinely like. RIFT is a good game, which definitely helped, but even the collect quests and kill quests, which are so often tedious, become funny and entertaining. We played through until level 20, doing a few dungeons and taking our time with the crafting and leveling, stopping to enjoy the scenery and simply have fun.

Fae Yule Returns to Telara!

All across Telara, wreaths, presents and mead have been prepared for the return of Fae Yule!

You'll be able to embrace your inner werewolf in a Very Merry Warfront, tour Telara’s holiday Dimensions, and celebrate with festive zone events, Instant Adventures, rifts, footholds, special gifts and more.