RIFT is a free-to-play dynamic fantasy MMORPG set in a world where eight primal forces battle for control. Join up with the noble Guardians or the technomagical Defiants as they fight to save the ever-changing landscape and embark on epic journeys of conflict and danger.Pick from five different classes, each with their own sub-classes and specialization options. Build your class the way you want, select from one class tree or blend together several classes to make the ultimate character. Choose your role and define your future in the magical world of Telara.
In RIFT you can play as a Gaurdian or a Defiant in your mystical fight for control of the ever-changing planes of Telara. Choose between 40 unique souls to create your own custom class. It’s important to stay on your guard, Telara is plagued with dimensional rifts that can occur at any moment, offering brave warriors untold power, or unleashing invasions of extra-planar beings bent on destruction. Rift stands out because of it’s great customization abilities and for its dynamic Rift events, which spawn at different locations and send through a variety of enemies, which often require groups of players and teamwork to defeat. If players ignore the Rifts, the spawned enemies will begin marching towards nearby villages, capturing them which prevents players from turning in quests. Players will need to recapture this hub in order to gain control. Sometimes large open world raid bosses spawn from these Rifts, and that’s when the real fun begins!
RIFT Key Features
Character Customization – Rift has a robust Soul System where players can choose to use three souls at a time (depending on specs) with each one adding unique abilities, both passive and active, to boost a player’s character. It’s comparable with a skill system, but much more customizable. As more points are allocated to any of these souls, more abilities are unlocked for that soul to utilize.
Immersive To The End – Rift has an expansive endgame including 20-player raids into various dungeons. Adventurers can look for open world content and participate in instant multi-stage quests spawning across zones in the world. The game also offers PVP with round based warfronts as well as open world PVP with separated rewards.
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RIFT Removes End Game Currency Offering in the Cash Shop
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RIFT Adds End Game Currency to its Cash Shop
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RIFT Devs Offer Compensation for Starfall Prophecy Disconnects
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Starfall Prophecy Power Upgrades Detailed
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RIFT’s 3.2 Wardrobe Overhaul
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RIFT Celebrates 4 Years and Has A New Class In Development
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RIFT’s New Expansion: Delayed
Trion Worlds has announced that the latest expansion for RIFT has been delayed. Read all the important details by clicking here.
Rift Expansion Heads in to Open Beta
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RIFT Will Offer Multiple Paths To Reach Endgame Gear
Changes coming to the RIFT currency system!
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Rift European Server Merge and Cluster Announced
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Hellbugs Invade RIFT Once Again
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Rift Update 2.7 Delayed
Rift's 2.7 Update has been temporarily delayed
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New Community Managers for RIFT, ArcheAge, Defiance and Trove
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RIFT Overhauls Iron Pine Peak Zone
Trion Worlds completely redesign Iron Pine Peaks.
RIFT Devs Discuss 3.0 Update
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RIFT 3.0 Expansion Features Revealed
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RIFT Announces Loyalty Program
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RIFT Going Free to Play Next Month
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RIFT Shutting Down in Korea
Trion Worlds meets tough competition in Asia.
RIFT Guild Creates Star Wars Dimension
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Try Rift: Storm Legion Free This Weekend
Try the first ever expansion completely free.
Get RIFT’s First Expansion Free With New Promo
Buy a year of RIFT, get a free expansion.
Raptr to Give Away 10,000 Copies of RIFT
Gamers are provided the opportunity to earn a free copy of RIFT and thousands of other prizes.
RIFT: Conquest PvP Dev Diary
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Rift Server Merges Incoming
A selection of servers are being merged or converted to trial shards and players must decide on a new home.
Win A Free Copy Of Rift: Digital Collectors Edition
MMOGames.com and Trion Worlds have teamed up to give five lucky readers the chance to win a copy of the beloved Fantasy MMORPG.
Download RIFT Full Version For Free
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MMOGames.com RIFT Beta Key Giveaway!
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