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RIFT 2.6 is Live!

February 20th, 2014

The golden age of Dimensions has dawned in Telara. Dream Weave your way into an Update bursting with content: a new tradeskill, 15 new Dimensions, Unstable Artifact sets, and Pet Skins, plus a new Bounty System and the first phases of the Air Saga storyline.

Preview all of our 2.6 launch features on the RIFT blog, share the Love Bug in this year’s Festival of Mariel-Taun, and stay tuned for more: We’re rolling out the rest of the Air Saga and our third Carnival of the Ascended along with new raid and event content in the weeks ahead!

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A Quick Note on Videos, Let's Plays, and YouTube

January 20th, 2014

With the recent issues going around with monetized game videos, and a new group of video makers getting involved with our games, we’ve had a spike in questions over the last couple weeks. Are we okay with our games’ content being used? Are we okay with people monetizing videos?

Here, with as little legalese as possible, is our answer.


We think of streamers, Let’s Play-ers, and people who make their own videos around our games like extended family. We’ve encouraged and supported them since day one.

We also love that we’re in an era where people can make entertaining video content from games and make a few bucks, or even a make a living doing so.

If you run into any difficulties with content removal notices when you make videos or streams using materials from our games, please do drop us a line at our communications@ email address if there’s something we can help with. We’ll get your back as best as we can.

Scott Hartsman
CEO, Trion Worlds

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“RIFT delivers top notch gameplay in spades.”
Ten Ton Hammer

“Puts the ‘massive’ back into MMORPG.”
PC Gamer

“It’s fantastic. Go get it.”
Gaming Trend

About the Game

Free to Play: No Trials. No Tricks. No Traps.

Join thousands in the award-winning free-to-play MMORPG RIFT® and enter the world of Telara as an immortal Ascended. Go to war against the primal armies of the elemental planes in an ever-changing landscape full of massive dynamic battles and countless dungeons and raids. Build your own class using the Ascended Soul system and embark on epic conflicts that bring you into the story, taking your RPG experience to new heights of achievement and excitement!

Build Your Class: No other game lets you build your class the way Rift does. Specialize in a single class or pick and choose abilities from many to create a character uniquely suited to your play style – and have fun while you experiment!

Choose Your Role: Each character can have more than a dozen saved roles, so you can build different classes for every situation. You might have one for PvP and another for raids; or perhaps you want a high-damage or high-defense build. The choice is yours to mix and match as you see fit – and switch at the press of a button!

Massive Dynamic Battles: Invasions unfold zone-wide, creating epic conflicts that bring you into the story! Save the world alongside hundreds of other players, and fight to reclaim lands from invading hordes.

Dungeons & Raids: The world of Telara is rich with strife and danger – there’s over 30 dungeons and raids! No matter what size party or what challenge you seek, there are plenty of options including 2-, 5-, 10-, and 20-player instances plus hard-mode dungeons and more.

PvP Combat: Battle others in exhilarating Player vs. Player combat! Earn PvP ranks, titles, and loot to further enhance your character. Head to cross-server Warfronts or 3-faction Conquest, and fight others in open-world PvP.

Dimensions: Customizable housing spaces allow players and guilds to own slivers of Telara. Use countless building blocks and items you acquire throughout your adventures to build anything you can dream!

Free and Full-Featured: Instant Adventure, Onslaught, World Events, Guilds, Artifacts, Wardrobe, and more! RIFT is the ultimate MMORPG with a best-in-class Free-to-Play model letting you play the entire game at no charge.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista or 7
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce FX 5900, ATI/AMD Radeon X300, Intel GMA X4500 or better.
    • DirectX®: 9.0c, June 2010 update
    • Hard Drive: 15.0 GB available
    • Sound: DirectX 8.1 compliant card
    • Other: Broadband internet connection (DSL, cable modem or other high speed connection)
Helpful customer reviews
402 of 459 people (88%) found this review helpful
294 products in account
10 reviews
384.2 hrs on record
Everything that made World of Warcraft great (minus the world itself), Telara is pretty big on its own. Had some great time tinkering builds in the game, dungeons are pretty challenging when you get into them at first. Progression feels very smooth and any time you spend into the game is rewarding.

Polished and neat MMO, very recommended
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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320 of 365 people (88%) found this review helpful
231 products in account
2 reviews
306.1 hrs on record
- Great looking game compared to other MMOs.
- Mechanics are solid, though it is action bar/button mashing, which may turn off more action oriented players.
- LOTS of content. Zone events, world events, dungeons, chronicles, raids, PvP (if you like that), instant adventures, etc etc.
- One of the better housing systems
- Really good F2P model, with pretty much all content being free aside from things like bag space, some of the souls etc.
- Can be a really casual or hard core game. It's pretty flexible in that regard.
- Soul system is one of the better "talent" systems in MMOs.

- The lore could use some work. It's got the GW2 problem in that the lore is there, just horribly horribly presented, which is sad because it has some pretty cool ideas and concepts.
- The shop is sometimes overpriced, and they do sell gear in the shop (albiet incredibly overpriced) which may turn off some people. Also they introduce new "lockboxes" all the time which I personally consider a lame version of gambling.
- The reputation system is horrible. Almost as bad as WoWs.
- The daily system the reputations are tied to get boring VERY fast, however if you want the best enchants for some slots, you need to do it.
- If you're a lore junkie, a lot of the world is unfinished. Stories and zones. You'll get disappointed staring at grey blobs on the map that sound cool, but just don't exist, or finishing a story quest chain with far more questions than answers.
It makes the world feel unfinished.
- The subscription fee is no where near woth paying for. You get some boosters and a weekly gift, along with a discount. It's pretty worthless. If you want to support the game just spend $5 to $15 a month on credits and get something worthwhile.
- Because tanking in this game is so unappealing like so many other MMOs, the old problem of tank shortages comes up a lot. It may be a turn off to some people who like to do dungeons.

In the end I would recommend the game. I consider it one of the best MMOs out right now. Definitely one of the best F2P ones.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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216 of 265 people (82%) found this review helpful
538 products in account
24 reviews
1,357.4 hrs on record
Best MMO out there. ..and I've played a lot of them. Always come back to Rift.
It has everything that made old WoW fun plus way better graphics. On max settings this game is insanely beautiful. You have the standard 5 man dungeons and group raids but then you also 1 and 2 person chronicles as well. Add to that random Rift raids that appear anywhere in the world that anyone in the area can join as well. Then you have random area events that occur that anyone in the area can help achieve and defeat. Random world boss encounters. Artifact hunting which offer achievements, pets and lore as rewards among other things. Smooth easy to use crafting system. Huge customizable skill tree and class system with mindboggling amount of ways to setup and use your classes and skills.
Fully customizable dimensions(personal houising) with hundreds of items you can find, buy or even make for your dimensions. Which people can even visit and rate your creativity. Guild dimensions as well. I could go on and on. Just level past the starter area tutorial and come join us in this awesome game.
Posted: October 27th, 2013
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135 of 167 people (81%) found this review helpful
70 products in account
12 reviews
29.7 hrs on record
I can only say that it is an AAA hotkey MMORPG that doesn't get half the attention it deserves. 4 archetype callings with 9 souls each, giving you plenty of choices on how to play your character, two different factions with 3 different races each. It is packed with plenty of features that are found on other games, but usually improved and better made, like for example, the Wadrobe and Dying of armor, or being able to scale your level while playing dungeons.
Last but not least, the namesake of the game, the Rifts can be quite fun, it changes the normal flow of questing areas with constant events that even increase in difficulty with the players around.

It provides both the depth that can attract veterans while keeping easy of acess to newcomers to the genre, and despite it being Free to Play the game is fair and the in-game store only offers Storm Legion Souls, extra bag slots, extra character slots, cosmetics and mounts that half the time can also be aquired with in-game currency.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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138 of 193 people (72%) found this review helpful
121 products in account
31 reviews
55.5 hrs on record
Best Free-To-Play MMORPG on Steam or even in the world. The game is amazing you can do anything without payin ♥♥♥♥ in IRL it takes 2-3 hours to get in to it . its just a freakin Masterpiece 9'5/10
Posted: October 29th, 2013
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