Download RIFT and enter the vast, magical world of Telara. Experience an unprecedented class system, massive dynamic battles, and player housing like you’ve never seen before – all for free.
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Mixed (94 reviews) - 54% of the 94 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Oct 24, 2013

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June 30

RIFT Livestream - 7/01/16 - 3:30 PM PDT

Join Ocho and Keyens on the Trion Worlds Twitch channel for our next RIFT livestream. This week we’ll be talking about the Berserker and Warlord Soul improvements coming in RIFT Update 3.7: Summer Solstice!

RIFT Livestream
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Start Time: Friday, July 1 at 3:30 PM PDT (GMT-8)
Duration: 45 minutes

See you all there!

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June 29

RIFT 3.7 Preview: RIFT Goes 64 Bit!

While RIFT readies for a public Beta Test of 64 Bit gameplay, RIFT’s Lead Engineer, Dan “Snedhepl” Hollinger gave us more in-depth information about this amazing engineering effort, and why it’s important to all players!

Why the heck should you care about 64 bit?
You may have heard with the announce of RIFT 3.7 Summer Solstice that Rift will release a 64-bit client in the near future. What you may not be aware of is the purpose, practical or otherwise, of this evolution. I'm here to cleanse that particular debuff for you.

Let's talk about what 64-bit means in general.
First up: what is a bit? A bit is either a 0 or 1 and in a computer we use groups of them to represent everything from colors, to your position in space, to what your abilities do. When we’re discussing a 8, 32, or 64 bit system, what we’re talking about is how many bits can the processor operate on at once. Some of the earliest game systems and computers were 8-bit. Eventually they grew to be 16-bit and in the most recent era: 32-bit. These numbers created a number of limits in their systems, most notably memory related but also in terms in the precision and size of processing. For example, in an 8-bit system, it's only possible to represent 255 different numbers. This means that a character could only exist in one of 255 positions horizontally on the screen and that we'd only be able to access 255 memory locations (assuming no fancy tricks are employed to expand that). Additionally, we'd only be able to access 255 locations in memory (RAM). That is pretty restrictive! Luckily as we increase the number of bits we get a significant amount of additional space. A 16-bit system can represent 65535 numbers! 32-bit? 4,294,267,295!

4,294,267,295 certainly seems like a lot...but is it?
For modern day computers, 4,294,267,295 translates to 4 gigabytes. And while that's quite a lot of memory for many cases, it's also not enough for many modern games. There’s a lot more we can do with RIFT, or handle better, with the ability to use more memory. This includes the beautiful textures, models and other art that already exists as well as what we have planned for the future. It includes data we house in RIFT that references things like characters, abilities, friends and the like. While these things individually may not be a big deal, when taken together they very quickly add up. 64-bit would give us access to 16 exabytes (or 16 million gigabytes). Of course there's no hardware currently that would allow anyone to take full advantage of that much space. But what the conversion to 64 bit does change is that instead of being software limited to 4 gigs, instead we're only limited by how much RAM is installed into any given machine.

Ok, so this means RIFT-64 will be able to use more memory, and we'll be able to add more art over time and that's all great, but what benefits will that get me today?
The answer to that is quite simple and can be summed up in a single word: "stability." While RIFT typically does not use up all of its 4 gigabytes of memory, it can get to that point over longer play sessions. We've waged war on crashes for some time now; out of memory errors are the number one and two sources of crashes - and occasionally number three as well! When 64-bit comes out, the game will suddenly have access to at least 8 gigabytes of RAM in most cases (depending on how much you have installed and whatever else is being run at the time). Because we'll have more space, we'll drastically reduce the number of crashes that are experienced by the playerbase as a whole.

I would be remiss however in also ignoring some other very important upgrades that come with the change to 64-bit. Our internal tools are going to reap similar benefits that the client does! This will enable us to work faster and thus produce more content in the same amount of time.

All in all, the 64-bit era of Rift is going to bring more stability and beautiful art to the worlds of Telara... and that’s always a good thing!

-Dan “Snedhepl” Hollinger

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The Comet of Ahnket

Will you stand before the divine power of Ahnket, or will you be burned to ash?

Prove your strength and conquer the ancient and terrifying monstrosities that await in this challenging, new 10-player raid! Learn more.

New DLC Available

Unleash the incredible power of these ancient and powerful Souls. Includes a runic damage dealer, a frigid healer, a shadowy killer, a boisterous fighter, and a sorcerer with complete mastery over fire and water! BUY NOW!

About This Game

Download RIFT and enter the vast, magical world of Telara. Experience an unprecedented class system, massive dynamic battles, and player housing like you’ve never seen before – all for free.


Create a character and class to fit the way you play. Start by choosing from six races and dozens of unique Souls, each with hundreds of traits and abilities. Mix and match on the fly and re-specialize anytime you like.


Telara is a living, dynamic world where chaos can erupt at any moment. Whether you’re battling planar invasions or ancient titans alongside scores of your fellow Ascended, the next adventure is always near!


In the deep, dark places of Telara, foul creatures breed, scheme, and hoard the treasures of ages. Gather your friends and delve into dozens of dungeons and raids for groups of 2, 5, 10, and 20 players.

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)
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Mixed (94 reviews)
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Lepko -STST-
( 259.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
good game, too bad its p2w
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( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
It had good potention, but in the end this game is kind of a failure. Now, I am no mmo expert, but I can say this: There is just not enough players to keep it interesting. The begginning is just flat out boring, and it is easy to get confused and not know what to do.
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( 1,268.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I absolulty DO NOT recommend this game. The game constanly kicks players with TWC. Most of the quests are boring and do not even reward what's nessesarry to complete quests in order to extort the player into paying for patronage. It's the old scam,Carrot and a horse but the carrot is an illusion.
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( 330.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
The only thing you don't have to pay for is to uninstall it.
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( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Who cares what I write here.
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Solaire the Streetwise
( 796.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
What was an enjoyable MMO once, now has turned into a abominable money-milking machine. Wonder why the reviews are mixed? Essentially, there are two things for you to do in Rift:

- grind
- pay up

If you want to have a viable character or looking to have some semblance of fun, second option is for you.
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( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
i used to play this a hell of alot back in the day which btw they had none of this put your hand in your pocket to get this class or build i hope you can still play for free all the way without the company conning you into buying something, sometimes tho you might enjoy a game enough that you dont mind spending out for it if this isnt the case with rift then all they happyer i'll be had alot of fun with it back in the beta and launch not played for quite some time i got that lvl 40 free bundle so hopefully that will give me the boost i need ( no pun intended ) to get back into it
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❤BlackDove❤ ˇˇ⌂ ﺴﺴﺴ⛵ﺴ ❁❦✋
( 2,682.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I don't know what all the recent negative reviews are about. I've got 2800 hours in Rift and I've played it on and off for years. Now is literally the best time to start playing because it's so easy to get a max level character and gear it, even for free.
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( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
It's an ok game, It's free to play and is kind of a World Of Warcraft clone. This game is worth a try though as it has alot of mixed opinions.
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36 of 54 people (67%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
219.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
10/10 - The Poor Man’s World Of Warcraft! FREE and Still Good in 2016!

This is one of those reviews that you just can't win. Too many have played; too many have developed concrete opinions. This is just my personal take on the game and how it ranks in the genre as of 2016.
The graphics and production values are pretty amazing! If you have played WOW this is certainly one of the closest clones. It's not a copy though; this game definitely has its own identity!
There are massive worlds, PVP, bosses and absolutely everything you would want in an MMORPG. The member base on games like this is always in flux; currently there is an average of 650 players playing at any one time. Not a ton; but still more than at times in the past! If you look at the graphs from the last 5 years you can really see the trends and the conclusion... This game is far from dead. A single DLC or major update can bring any game back to life!

This is my favorite game in the mmorpg genre; granted my computer isn't amazing so I can't effectively play some of the newest games, but this one still has it going on in 2016! I just got off playing WOW for nostalgia’s sake and honestly I prefer this game much more so.

Rift is completely free to play; being a premium member definitely has some serious bonuses like all MMORPGS. The biggest thing patrons receive is more xp, cash and access to the marketplace. The marketplace was a major factor for me in the past; but due to the current member slump it can be difficult to sell on a saturated market anyway. So FREE is still great.

So, if you want to play something extremely enjoyable and very similar to WOW without the subscription... I'll see you in Rift!

I've played this game on and off over the years and every time I come back I appreciate this game more and more. Please be aware that the member base is smaller than some games, and you will have to work a little harder as a free member. I've never spent a dime on this game and it's given me so much content and hours of enjoyment.

Worth $20; my favorite mmorpg by far! It's really free. Fewer players, but still amazing!

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22 of 32 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
271.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
I am not sure if I should recommend this game or not...
It used to be really fun, not that it's less so, but the paywalls have become so high its really hard to get around them, I support them completely, I even paid for content in the game, but paywalling so much content is a problem.

I rate this game 7/10 for gameplay, 9/10 for story as there are so many to play, 7/10 for graphics and 3/10 for being P2W.

The game is still fun to play, as I said, but due to all the paywalling you can only really experience true gameplay at lvl 65.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
93.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Rift was my third true MMO love. I played WoW from launch till BC, I played LOTRO from pre-order to Lorochel and then I played Rift. I loved Rift. Rift isn't what I loved. It's now a microtransaction riddled face-roll spamfest. If RIft ever want back in time Id give it a solid 8/10 but today I'd have to give it a 2/10 because there's no challenege, no fun.

For instance, I logged in after not playing since right atfer the first expansion, so that's 2 years? I decided to see how the game was with my wife who always played with me. We logged-in to our lvl 50 characters ahd queed up for a new 'hard mode' dungeon so we could gauge the gameplay. We found a group rather quickly with me queing as a Tank and Her a Healer. I was unable to locate my shield for whatever reason it was just nowhere to be found. I'm thinking we're going to be screwed, hopefully the group doesn't realize I'm tanking without a shield and kick me. Maybe a shield will drop before anyone notices. :P We're killing everything so ridiculously easily that we're pulling entire rooms and she's barely even playing. SHe goes AFK halfway through the dungeon and we easily complete it without her... Pathetic.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,183.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Great game once upon a time... Stay away from Trion :/ :salty:
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
215.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
To those who are wondering if to play or not to play: From the F2P perspective.

This game was great before but all things must come to an end at some point, I still play it though (because I bought with in game currency everything I needed before it went credits only (especially earring slots, planewalker water)) but new players will be hit with microtransactions left and right. The game has great graphics, good pve casual gameplay and a good comunity. Once you get into PVP or raiding things change, as stated above, to raid you need your earing slots and planewalker water so you can equip 2 earrings and certain armor that can only be used with the planewalker water attunement which will allow you to do more damage, tank, heal or support assuming you know your role. They also rush new content way too fast without thoroughly analizing its flaws and players end up exploiting raids until the devs fix them so now "the point of the game is not beating the boss but beating the dev who's actually really really bad at his job" Oria Xu. PVP on the other hand, well.....Since NT launched, trino (trion) decided to hand it over to pve'ers. "PVP" gear is a tier and a half below PVE raid gear and in warfronts and there is no more pvp gear proggression like in the past during Storm Legion. it is now either burst or be bursted, I'm a decent player and I sometimes enjoy it but most of the time it's for the marks to get gear from the store. And if you're a F2P player, there is no choosing specific warfronts or dungeons anymore which means completing the PVP quest guns for hire (win 4 codex, win 3 black gardens for example and each week they vary) will be very hard, first you have to random queue and hope you get one of those warfronts and then you have to hope your team doesn't get slaughtered by enemy team.

There is a new expansion coming up later on (RIFT 4.0) which is supposed to be better but we'll see, I'm going to keep playing the game since I'm hoping those hundreds and hundreds of comments on forums reach trino and turn this game around. If you're still interested, go ahead and try it but play it casually because the game is out of balance at the moment. Primalist calling is broken and way overpowered, Warriors have only 2 usable souls for DPS without the option of hybrid builds, Rogues are fun with many options to builds but there's so many on the game, Mages at end content are very hard as a first option, and clerics are great but also a little hard at end content.

Overall, RIFT is a great game but the childish devs made a very bad move this expansion. Oria xu has a detailed video as well on his youtube channel which I highly reccomend watching and by the way mentioning oria's video in game could get you banned. (if you watch the video you will know why)
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
128.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Ive played rift before it went open beta and played alot on and off. Now with the latest update nightmare tide i made it to lvl 63 but left due exams. Coming back today seeing that my char has been permanently deleted without further notice makes me wanna puke at Trion. ♥♥♥♥ you. And it seems like i was ont the only one losing his char.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
296.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
I played this game since beta until recently. The optimization is bad, and the cash shop rules all. When the game first went free to play it was great, but they keep moving more and more towards a pay to win model. RIFT started out as a phenomenal game, the first expansion was pretty cool, and the second was good until they started focusing far more on their cash shop than on fixing any bugs (there's a LOT) or on improving optimization (I can run anything else on max with a decent framerate... RIFT needs to be on low or medium to get 30fps in town).
Great game that Trion's exceptionally poor management has ruined. (Kinda like they did to Archeage)
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16 of 27 people (59%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
5,900.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Very good and fun game, all in all. They have really limited the F2P options recently and I've stopped playing due to some of their decisions that feel like a last ditch cash grab to the player base. They had a great product, it has the potential to be great again but I think it's very unlikely they can recover from the recent downward spiral.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
When you play this game it seems awesome from the begining, but after that the quests(Main Quests) dont seem to have logic with the story anymore someone may have noticed+you need to pay for much things.So i don't know, i tought the combat would be more like Neverwinter but i simply got bored from everything in the game, that's just my opinion but if someone wants to try the game he should try it but he will get bored in one day.

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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
884.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
It's that one game I keep forgetting why I had uninstalled, but then quickly remember why.
-Pvp is completely dead, and there's only one server for open world pvp, which is also dead.
-The jew store prices keep going up and you must buy things if you want to actually level up to 65 without dying in the process.
-community just ♥♥♥♥ posts in map chat and doesn't do jack ♥♥♥♥, so doing dungeons is unheard of.
-Completely pay to win
-no one does the fun group ♥♥♥♥
just don't bother with this ♥♥♥♥ing game unless you are rich, because you'll be homeless if you aren't
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