PC / RPG / Release: Mar 1, 2011 / ESRB: T

Rift has now gone free-to-play

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 12, 2013 2:30pm PDT

We said before that Trion Worlds planned to turn its MMORPG Rift free-to-play on this day but, you know, what sort of company expects people to remember things like that in the excitement of E3? But it has, and everyone can now play it as much as they please without paying a...


Rift going free-to-play on June 12

By Alice O'Connor, May 14, 2013 10:45am PDT

By today's standards, an MMORPG running for over two years before going free-to-play has been pretty successful with the subscription model. So well done, Rift. Developer Trion Worlds today announced that it will switch the MMO to F2P on June 12, a respectable 25 months afte...


Trion Worlds hit with layoffs, Rift team impacted

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 11, 2012 4:00pm PST

"As much as one-third of the development team working on MMO Rift" have been laid off by Trion, a new report details.


Rift: Storm Legion expansion will triple game world

By John Keefer, May 31, 2012 5:15pm PDT

The Defiants and Guardians get even more real estate in the new expansion pack for Rift, entitled Storm Legion.


Rift introducing PvP 'Conquest' mode

By Steve Watts, May 16, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Rift is adding a new PvP game mode called Conquest, in which three large-scale factions fight for control points.


Rift 'Infernal Dawn' update goes live

By Steve Watts, Apr 18, 2012 5:00pm PDT

Rift has updated to version 1.8, bringing a new raid, world event, trade skills, and a guild finder.


RIFT developers exploring co-op faction play, cloaks, and more

By Jeff Mattas, Mar 30, 2012 1:30pm PDT

In a recently posted Q&A, RIFT developer Trion Worlds answers some frequently asked questions about things like co-operative faction play, and other items like the possibility of cloaks or Arenas being added to the game.


Rift studio talks upcoming plans

By Steve Watts, Mar 12, 2012 2:30pm PDT

Rift developer Trion Worlds talks about some of the plans moving forward with the game now that it has turned one year old.


Rift Lite allows free play up to level 20

By Steve Watts, Feb 01, 2012 11:00am PST

Rift is now offering a "Rift Lite" version, which will allow players to create a character and play the game through level 20.


Rift hacked, user information stolen

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 23, 2011 6:15am PST

If you've played Rift, be aware that an account database of developer Trion Worlds has been hacked. The naughty hackers have made off with personal information including addresses and dates of birth, but Trion insists credit card details are safe.


Daily Filter: August 3, 2011

By Tyler J. Smith, Aug 03, 2011 7:30pm PDT

Today's Filter features a multiplayer classes trailer for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, a mission pack trailer for Red Faction Armageddon, a fan-made Team Fortress 2 inspired movie, a red band trailer for Rise of Nightmares, and much more!


Rift getting free character transfers

By Alice O'Connor, May 24, 2011 8:15am PDT

Starting with patch 1.3 this summer, the MMORPG's players will be able to transfer characters between servers once per week for free.


Rift gets free trial, Ascend-a-Friend program

By Steve Watts, May 10, 2011 1:45pm PDT

Trion Worlds unveiled the 1.2 patch for Rift today, alongside a new free trial period and the Ascend-a-Friend program, which nets in-game rewards for friends joining up.


Rift 'River of Souls' event launching March 30

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 25, 2011 4:00pm PDT

Macabre new Rift content, culminating in a ghoulish new raid, will arrive as part of the MMORPG's first big update on March 30.


Rift security hole plugged with hacker's help

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 21, 2011 2:45pm PDT

A serious Rift security flaw that allowed access to players' accounts without a password has been fixed with a kindly hacker's help.